the birth of vertical shorelines

Where land and sea meet cannot be understood as Carl Schmitt’s concept of the shoreline anymore. Instead, we need an abstraction that matches contemporary notions of space. The shoreline rather appears where ‘land, water but also air meet’, as R.W.G.

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the birth of vertical shorelines

Where land and sea meet cannot be understood as Carl Schmitt’s concept of the shoreline anymore. Instead, we need an abstraction that matches contemporary notions of space. The shoreline rather appears where ‘land, water but also air meet’, as R.W.G.

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An imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other

  ^ Historical Geographer Martin Lewis starts his vision on Geopolitical Anomalies of the World (2008) with a brilliant quote about the definition of ‘boundary’: Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of

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An imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other

  ^ Historical Geographer Martin Lewis starts his vision on Geopolitical Anomalies of the World (2008) with a brilliant quote about the definition of ‘boundary’: Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of

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The Floating Construction Site

^ Floating structure in Portland. photo by John Ewing / Portland Press Herald via news.cnet    After two months of low activity in deconcrete, and hyper activity in million other things, yesterday news provided a new architectural speculative hybrid worth

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The Floating Construction Site

^ Floating structure in Portland. photo by John Ewing / Portland Press Herald via news.cnet    After two months of low activity in deconcrete, and hyper activity in million other things, yesterday news provided a new architectural speculative hybrid worth

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Franco & the Olympics

^ Architecture Memory: 184 streets “honoring” Franco times in today’s Madrid, by CeAQUA via público   It’s interesting how the city of Buenos Aires has fought back. The day that Ana Botella, Aznar’s wife and democratically un-elected Mayor of Madrid, showed her skills

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Franco & the Olympics

^ Architecture Memory: 184 streets “honoring” Franco times in today’s Madrid, by CeAQUA via público   It’s interesting how the city of Buenos Aires has fought back. The day that Ana Botella, Aznar’s wife and democratically un-elected Mayor of Madrid, showed her skills

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Gibraltar: dropping sea levels

  ^ Damming of the Strait of Gibraltar, according to the Atlantropa project via dieselpunks   ‘Gibraltar as an excuse to excite patriotism’, is how Manuel Chaves brilliantly reads a never-ending conflict on the British exclave and the way it

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Gibraltar: dropping sea levels

  ^ Damming of the Strait of Gibraltar, according to the Atlantropa project via dieselpunks   ‘Gibraltar as an excuse to excite patriotism’, is how Manuel Chaves brilliantly reads a never-ending conflict on the British exclave and the way it

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rooftop squatting III

  ^ Another case of extralegal space built on rooftop landscapes that visualizes the circumventions on planning policies. Images form Beijing via ecns Also Check Extralegal Space in Belgrade and Rooftop Squatting in Hong Kong.     ^ Beijing man builds

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rooftop squatting III

  ^ Another case of extralegal space built on rooftop landscapes that visualizes the circumventions on planning policies. Images form Beijing via ecns Also Check Extralegal Space in Belgrade and Rooftop Squatting in Hong Kong.     ^ Beijing man builds

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Totem & Taboo: gay cruising architecture

  It is always fascinating to see how architectural icons, in their total innocence, are appropriated by unthinkable purposes that the starchitect behind their conception would have never thought of and maybe – who knows – always wished. When the

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Totem & Taboo: gay cruising architecture

  It is always fascinating to see how architectural icons, in their total innocence, are appropriated by unthinkable purposes that the starchitect behind their conception would have never thought of and maybe – who knows – always wished. When the

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Zone: The Spatial Softwares of Extrastatecraft

    Fantastic essay by Keller Easterling featured in Places:   “Today urban space has become a mobile, monetized technology, and some of the most radical changes to the globalizing world are being written, not in the language of law

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Zone: The Spatial Softwares of Extrastatecraft

    Fantastic essay by Keller Easterling featured in Places:   “Today urban space has become a mobile, monetized technology, and some of the most radical changes to the globalizing world are being written, not in the language of law

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The Housing Act

  The Housing Act is part of “New Publics”, a project for Lisbon Architecture Triennale Close, Closer, by Daniel Fernández Pascual. Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, and originally published in Domus#971 Script: José Esparza Chong Cuy, Daniel Fernández Pascual Photos: Simona

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The Housing Act

  The Housing Act is part of “New Publics”, a project for Lisbon Architecture Triennale Close, Closer, by Daniel Fernández Pascual. Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, and originally published in Domus#971 Script: José Esparza Chong Cuy, Daniel Fernández Pascual Photos: Simona

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On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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On Life, Death, Afterlife & Bare Life_Venice Biennale 2013

^ Dieter Roth, installation.   Any attempt to put together all-embracing knowledge will always fail. Whether it is about launching a capsule to outer space collecting the history/culture/technology of humanity or an encyclopaedia itself. They will always lack the component

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On Life, Death, Afterlife & Bare Life_Venice Biennale 2013

^ Dieter Roth, installation.   Any attempt to put together all-embracing knowledge will always fail. Whether it is about launching a capsule to outer space collecting the history/culture/technology of humanity or an encyclopaedia itself. They will always lack the component

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Nation of Roundabouts

^ Costa Ballena, Cádiz. 2003-2012 via Nación Rotonda   Nación Rotonda (Nation of Roundabouts) is an extremely valuable visualization tool to travel back in time to natural landscapes before the housing boom in Spain. Simply by overlaying satellite imagery of

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Nation of Roundabouts

^ Costa Ballena, Cádiz. 2003-2012 via Nación Rotonda   Nación Rotonda (Nation of Roundabouts) is an extremely valuable visualization tool to travel back in time to natural landscapes before the housing boom in Spain. Simply by overlaying satellite imagery of

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Arts & Crafts & Poison

^ William Morris green wallpapers. Google images search   Andrew Meharg has thoroughly researched about the terrific ‘killer wallpapers’. Conceived and produced by icon of pre-modern design William Morris within his Arts & Crafts movement (1860s-1910s), these wallpapers were largely used

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Arts & Crafts & Poison

^ William Morris green wallpapers. Google images search   Andrew Meharg has thoroughly researched about the terrific ‘killer wallpapers’. Conceived and produced by icon of pre-modern design William Morris within his Arts & Crafts movement (1860s-1910s), these wallpapers were largely used

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Somewhere To Disappear

^ Cave Home_Broken Manual 2008, by Alec Soth via spaceframed   In this hyper-connected world of control technologies, the desire of hiding is still very human. Either as a result of social exclusion, marginal lifestyles, anti-mainstream behaviors, political statements, existential

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Somewhere To Disappear

^ Cave Home_Broken Manual 2008, by Alec Soth via spaceframed   In this hyper-connected world of control technologies, the desire of hiding is still very human. Either as a result of social exclusion, marginal lifestyles, anti-mainstream behaviors, political statements, existential

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Mapping and Assessing the Inundated

^ Reconstructed map of sunken Dunwich, UK, by David Sear et al.     The sunken medieval town of Dunwich has been recently surveyed in the report Dunwich, Suffolk:Mapping and assessing the inundated by David Sear (UoS), Andy Murdock (GDI), Tim

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Mapping and Assessing the Inundated

^ Reconstructed map of sunken Dunwich, UK, by David Sear et al.     The sunken medieval town of Dunwich has been recently surveyed in the report Dunwich, Suffolk:Mapping and assessing the inundated by David Sear (UoS), Andy Murdock (GDI), Tim

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