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cupolas of decision making

  Misused Originals, image and essay by Spatial Forces, featured in Studio Magazine#02  

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cupolas of decision making

  Misused Originals, image and essay by Spatial Forces, featured in Studio Magazine#02  

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communist replicas from the oldest Christian country

^ B/W: Photograph series of Armenian bus-stops in The Architecture of Waiting, 1997/2004 by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Colour: Bus-stops in Burgos, Spain. Designed by H&deM, 2011. Photos by Ángel Ayala.   This week my hometown’s newspapers revealed that our recently built

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communist replicas from the oldest Christian country

^ B/W: Photograph series of Armenian bus-stops in The Architecture of Waiting, 1997/2004 by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Colour: Bus-stops in Burgos, Spain. Designed by H&deM, 2011. Photos by Ángel Ayala.   This week my hometown’s newspapers revealed that our recently built

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dismantling sites of power: the void remains

^ Split, Croatia: Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and the densely populated city in 1912. [images via American Urban Architecture & wikimedia]   ^ Berlin, Germany: the medieval monastery, the Baroque castle, the communist Palace of the Republic and the shopping mall

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dismantling sites of power: the void remains

^ Split, Croatia: Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and the densely populated city in 1912. [images via American Urban Architecture & wikimedia]   ^ Berlin, Germany: the medieval monastery, the Baroque castle, the communist Palace of the Republic and the shopping mall

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First Woman On The Moon

  ^ First Woman On The Moon, 1999 by Aleksandra Mir.

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First Woman On The Moon

  ^ First Woman On The Moon, 1999 by Aleksandra Mir.

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re-enactment of a crime

In a historical moment when scientific evidence apparently makes showing the picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse unnecessary, the scene of the crime becomes more relevant than the body itself. The strategy to make people believe in the events goes

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re-enactment of a crime

In a historical moment when scientific evidence apparently makes showing the picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse unnecessary, the scene of the crime becomes more relevant than the body itself. The strategy to make people believe in the events goes

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pink submarine

Berlin Model Basin (Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau) is a building attached to a colossal pipe; the ideal home for ship hydrodynamics, applied hydromechanics and ocean, environmental and navigational engineering tests. Just the opposite to any conventional building process, where space is

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pink submarine

Berlin Model Basin (Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau) is a building attached to a colossal pipe; the ideal home for ship hydrodynamics, applied hydromechanics and ocean, environmental and navigational engineering tests. Just the opposite to any conventional building process, where space is

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christmas tree

Since 1933, a 21-33 m high Christmas tree pops up every year in Rockefeller Center, NewYork. This time,“the 74 foot tree hails from the town of Mahopac (in Putnam County) which is located approximately 50 miles from Manhattan.  This year’s

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christmas tree

Since 1933, a 21-33 m high Christmas tree pops up every year in Rockefeller Center, NewYork. This time,“the 74 foot tree hails from the town of Mahopac (in Putnam County) which is located approximately 50 miles from Manhattan.  This year’s

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third paradise

Winter is approaching in Berlin. Nights become longer, and the sun is progressively being replaced by a monotone grey colour. But only 60 km away there is one (ersatz) Tropical Island to be found. Reported to be the largest self-supported

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third paradise

Winter is approaching in Berlin. Nights become longer, and the sun is progressively being replaced by a monotone grey colour. But only 60 km away there is one (ersatz) Tropical Island to be found. Reported to be the largest self-supported

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every country is the same

Maps can tell us as much about politics and ideology as they do about space. As with any representation, you can’t put it all in; you only include what’s important to you […] Nations and empires trace borders. The navigation

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every country is the same

Maps can tell us as much about politics and ideology as they do about space. As with any representation, you can’t put it all in; you only include what’s important to you […] Nations and empires trace borders. The navigation

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realising landscapes

dreaming of everyday lives in impossible landscapes is the task of thomas wrede. Real Landscapes is a series of photographs, which need to be named as Real. This can make us think that these landscapes do really exist, not being

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realising landscapes

dreaming of everyday lives in impossible landscapes is the task of thomas wrede. Real Landscapes is a series of photographs, which need to be named as Real. This can make us think that these landscapes do really exist, not being

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what happens in vegas

“In 1968 Venturi and Scott-Brown did for Las Vegas what Giambattista Nolli did for Rome in 1748: they revealed the essence of a city by mapping it in a new way.” Rustam Mehta and Thomas Moran have made a new

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what happens in vegas

“In 1968 Venturi and Scott-Brown did for Las Vegas what Giambattista Nolli did for Rome in 1748: they revealed the essence of a city by mapping it in a new way.” Rustam Mehta and Thomas Moran have made a new

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fiction mountains

Could a viewing platform be built around a pre-existing suburban housing settlement? The society of spectacle led to the very pure form of a model-homes showroom, by building fiction the other way around. An abandoned baseball stadium in Osaka was

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fiction mountains

Could a viewing platform be built around a pre-existing suburban housing settlement? The society of spectacle led to the very pure form of a model-homes showroom, by building fiction the other way around. An abandoned baseball stadium in Osaka was

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real estate cartoonises real estate

The Simpson’s are a replica of current post-American Dream society. And a replica of the replica was built 1:1 in the State of Nevada to commemorate the popular series anniversary: their house. Using real architectural codes and language to reproduce

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real estate cartoonises real estate

The Simpson’s are a replica of current post-American Dream society. And a replica of the replica was built 1:1 in the State of Nevada to commemorate the popular series anniversary: their house. Using real architectural codes and language to reproduce

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conveyors

Walls precede Walls. The longest conveyor belt in the world, located in BouCraa (Western Sahara), is an elevated structure flying phosphates from the mines in the desert to the Atlantic coast. Under a heavy nationalist conflict, the whole territory has

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conveyors

Walls precede Walls. The longest conveyor belt in the world, located in BouCraa (Western Sahara), is an elevated structure flying phosphates from the mines in the desert to the Atlantic coast. Under a heavy nationalist conflict, the whole territory has

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isolated ghost towns

Sometimes economy insists on clinging on to lost enclaves. Fordlandia (Fordlândia) was the beginning of a failed American Dream by Henry Ford in 1928. In the middle of Brazilian jungle, he thought he could settle a piece of Detroit society,

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isolated ghost towns

Sometimes economy insists on clinging on to lost enclaves. Fordlandia (Fordlândia) was the beginning of a failed American Dream by Henry Ford in 1928. In the middle of Brazilian jungle, he thought he could settle a piece of Detroit society,

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