participation

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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new york indignados

Global is the power of economy, and so are spreading the protests against its tyranny. The Funambulist posted today about the protest camp settled in Downtown Manhattan. In the same line with the protests of the 15-M movement of Spanish

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new york indignados

Global is the power of economy, and so are spreading the protests against its tyranny. The Funambulist posted today about the protest camp settled in Downtown Manhattan. In the same line with the protests of the 15-M movement of Spanish

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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this square is not the Pope’s

The emblematic Central Madrid has turned into a vibrating site of proactive politics again. 2 August 2011, a few minutes before sunrise. It was the second day in the national holiday period for the masses and the city was almost

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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Protest

One topic, two points of view: Protest by Rachel Engler and Deconcrete at The Bi Blog [image> Milk Farmers Protests by Axel Schmidt via caminootoñal]

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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Spanish revolution camp

Today is the fifth day at what some have started to call the 15M_Sun Republic. In Madrid’s very central Plaza del Sol, demonstrators for a true democracy are camped out. They express general disgust and weariness with the current crisis

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the end of the masterplan?

Learning from concocting informal uses of the formal city, legal loopholes, speculative visions and appropriations of public space, Berlin-based Ilka and Andreas Ruby launched Urban Transformation in 2008. Their cookbook for real action aims ideal cooperation and alliances between urban

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the end of the masterplan?

Learning from concocting informal uses of the formal city, legal loopholes, speculative visions and appropriations of public space, Berlin-based Ilka and Andreas Ruby launched Urban Transformation in 2008. Their cookbook for real action aims ideal cooperation and alliances between urban

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food as eating choreography*

*Post commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Courses are served on a table. Dishes are set on a rigorous manner. But

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food as eating choreography*

*Post commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Courses are served on a table. Dishes are set on a rigorous manner. But

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real city

Cities are built from wishes and through wishes also experienced. All kinds of wishes, spectacular, phantastic, idealistic and economic, local and global: they link the architectural with the social and the utopic space. The exhibition REALSTADT (RealCity) – wishes knocking

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real city

Cities are built from wishes and through wishes also experienced. All kinds of wishes, spectacular, phantastic, idealistic and economic, local and global: they link the architectural with the social and the utopic space. The exhibition REALSTADT (RealCity) – wishes knocking

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augmented (hyper)reality

Augmented (hyper)reality is Keiichi Matsuda’s reconsideration on everyday urbanisms through virtual tools. What would happen if we liberate Internet and digital media from screens out into open public space? His interface allows pedestrians to have a multi-layered home/city surrounding them

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augmented (hyper)reality

Augmented (hyper)reality is Keiichi Matsuda’s reconsideration on everyday urbanisms through virtual tools. What would happen if we liberate Internet and digital media from screens out into open public space? His interface allows pedestrians to have a multi-layered home/city surrounding them

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real pop-sci

Arqueología del Futuro (Archaelogy of the future: architectural future visions of the past) is Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo’s blog/archive. As part of his meticulous PhD research, he documents every of these punctual visions of former decades. Since they were mostly not

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real pop-sci

Arqueología del Futuro (Archaelogy of the future: architectural future visions of the past) is Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo’s blog/archive. As part of his meticulous PhD research, he documents every of these punctual visions of former decades. Since they were mostly not

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desert borders

An Oasis makes water accessible in an extremely dry desert area. Oases also have historically been decisive tools for political, economic and military control of an area, which trading routes should depend on. But an oasis can also be created

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desert borders

An Oasis makes water accessible in an extremely dry desert area. Oases also have historically been decisive tools for political, economic and military control of an area, which trading routes should depend on. But an oasis can also be created

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bee city

Cities out of slabs or pre-fab dormitory towns: the Plattenbauten in former Eastern Germany. Conceived to house the masses in a collective way, Soviet-style Urbanism produced worker colonies, whose monotonous built form we are obliged to inherit today. Honey Neustadt

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bee city

Cities out of slabs or pre-fab dormitory towns: the Plattenbauten in former Eastern Germany. Conceived to house the masses in a collective way, Soviet-style Urbanism produced worker colonies, whose monotonous built form we are obliged to inherit today. Honey Neustadt

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domicide

Madrid is dismantling its chabola-settlements (Spanish favelas). Although having only an average of 50-200 dwellers, each settlement struggles to survive on the urban-rural fringe. Based on recycling, food & retail informal sales, or drug-dealing activities, their dwellers are being relocated

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domicide

Madrid is dismantling its chabola-settlements (Spanish favelas). Although having only an average of 50-200 dwellers, each settlement struggles to survive on the urban-rural fringe. Based on recycling, food & retail informal sales, or drug-dealing activities, their dwellers are being relocated

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crops into cities

Thread-like sky is to be seen inside Urban Villages in Southern China, among their hyper-compact mini-towers. These former farmer villages did not go to the city, but the City came suddenly to them. Keeping the field property structure and minimal

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crops into cities

Thread-like sky is to be seen inside Urban Villages in Southern China, among their hyper-compact mini-towers. These former farmer villages did not go to the city, but the City came suddenly to them. Keeping the field property structure and minimal

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my house is a carousel

In ONE WEEK (1920), Buster Keaton accidentally re-composed a house, creating an exaggerated version of an architecture that could accommodate diverse spatial uses in close proximity. One could also dream of an IKEA really providing such magic spaces for a

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my house is a carousel

In ONE WEEK (1920), Buster Keaton accidentally re-composed a house, creating an exaggerated version of an architecture that could accommodate diverse spatial uses in close proximity. One could also dream of an IKEA really providing such magic spaces for a

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