Playboy Architecture in Maastricht
Brendan Cormier
Volume #33: Interiors

Volume will be premiering its latest issue, Volume #33: Interiors, this Saturday in Maastricht at the opening of Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979 at NAiM/Bureau-Europa. This issue will feature an insert edited by Beatriz Colomina following research on Playboy's role in linking lifestyle with architecture in the postwar period.

Win Tickets for Urbanism Week 2012!
Jeroen Beekmans

After a successful first edition in 2011, coming September the second edition of the Urbanism Week will be held, organized by POLIS – platform for urbanism TU Delft. Last year more than 200 students and 80 professionals from different nationalities took part in the workshops, lectures and debates. This year’s theme will be “Second Hand Cities, re-thinking practice in times of standstill”. The reason for this year’s theme was to share alternative solutions to the same problems cities all over the world have been experiencing for the last years during this recession. New cities are no longer designed in Europe. Instead we have to deal with what we have and redesign them such that they can sustain after their first lifespan. Many questions come to mind, questions such as: What is the role of the citizen these days? What is the best way of engaging with citizens and getting them involved in projects? It is time to explore new ways of making city. How can virtual networks help us find these ways?

ARCHIZINES is a showcase of new fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative discourse to the established architectural press. This Autumn, the Archizines World Tour exhibition will visit seven countries, featuring 60-80 inspiring architecture-related magazines from around the globe, including Volume. There will also be a special Archizines Live taking place during the Venice Architecture Biennale, hosted by Salon Suisse.

Under Tomorrow’s Sky
Jeroen Beekmans

Liam Young, guest editor of Volume's Guilty Landscapes issue, will be exhibiting a new project in Eindhoven Friday August 10th. Under Tomorrow's Sky is an endeavour to explore a fictional future city, informed by some of the most pertinent thinkers on the city, technology, and the environment. The exhibit takes place at MU and will run until October 28th. The opening on Friday August 10th will begin at 8pm. Hope to see you there.

Sandberg Institute Graduation Show
Jeroen Beekmans

From today till Sunday 15 July 2012 graduating students from the Sandberg Institute present their works. The Sandberg Institute provides the Masters of the Rietveld Academie. Presentations will be held in the old Filmmuseum (Vondelpark), Galery Fons Welters, Apple Arts Centre, ARCAM and VU Hortus.

From Slaughterhouse to Aquaponics Farm
Jeroen Beekmans

Peer Foods, former owners of a meatpacking and slaughterhouse business abandoned a factory in the Union Stock Yards, Chicago. Plant Chicago recently bought the facility and started to restore it. Using a complex interrelated system, The Plant will create 125 jobs in the particularly economically distressed Back of the Yards Chicagoan neighborhood.

The Wave Garden
Jeroen Beekmans

Architect Yusuke Obuchi created Wave Garden, a concept for a dual-function power plant and public park. Monday to Friday, the electric power plant generates energy from movement the ocean waves. During weekends, the Wave Garden changes into a public garden, "thus changing from a space of production to one of recreation and consumption", Pruned explains. The size of the recreational area changes according to the energy that is used during weekdays. The less energy used, the more area allocated to recreation.