Tuesday, 22 December 2015 00:00

Shenzhen Biennale

The architecture and urbanism festival calls for an end to the relentless churn of construction and challenges our thinking about city-making, but does it offer solutions for the future of its host city, asks Debika Ray?

Published in Review

Ahead of the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture next week, the event’s co-curator, Alfredo Brillembourg of architecture practice Urban Think Tank, explains the continuing significance of China

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:35

Torre David: evictions

Last week, the Venezuelan government began evicting the residents of Torre David – a 45-storey vertical slum in central Caracas that is home to more 3,000 people. We asked Daniel Schwartz of Urban-Think Tank, who recently made a film about the tower, about the reasons behind the move

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:55

Chipperfield on the Venice Biennale 2012

With the Venice Architecture Biennale fast approaching, director David Chipperfield talks to Icon about his plans for the festival, which has the theme Common Ground.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:30

Chipperfield on the Venice Biennale

With the Venice Architecture Biennale fast approaching, director David Chipperfield talks to Icon about his plans for the festival, which has the theme Common Ground.

Published in News
Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:36

Urban Think Tank's Caracas Cable-Car

The ghetto of San Agustin spreads across
a mountainside in the centre of Caracas – a typical slum, or barrio as they say in Venezuela.

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:38

Issue 083 is out now

At the heart of the jam-packed May issue of icon – out now – is a cable-car in Caracas. Urban Think Tank’s dramatic new transport link climbs a mountainside to connect a neglected slum with the centre of the Venezuelan capital

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 20:28

Urban Think Tank

"It's huge,"says Alfredo Brillembourg, of Venezuela-based practice Urban Think Tank.

Wednesday, 01 July 2009 18:15

Architecture Without Buildings

A new generation of architects is demonstrating that we should stop and think before trying to solve a problem with a building.

Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:14

Manifesto #44 Urban Think Tank | Architect

Manifesto #44 with architects Urban Think Tank in Caracas.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 13:19

Urban Think Tank | icon 048 | June 2007

Urban Think Tank is a group of architects and researchers based in Caracas and New York. The practice spoke to icon about “urban acupuncture” in the slums of developing-world cities, and the exhibition it curated for the Rotterdam biennale.

Published in ICON 048 | June 2007