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air matters

In constrained urban agglomerations buildings experience a tense fight for available volume of occupation. In order to exploit maximum financial floor area ratios, constructions manage to occupy as much air as possible. In the 1920s, Hugh Ferriss already visualized the

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air matters

In constrained urban agglomerations buildings experience a tense fight for available volume of occupation. In order to exploit maximum financial floor area ratios, constructions manage to occupy as much air as possible. In the 1920s, Hugh Ferriss already visualized the

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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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14/06/2011::: deconcrete’s Talk at Uni Kassel

Deconcrete at sub.40_School of Architecture, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture at the University of Kassel

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14/06/2011::: deconcrete’s Talk at Uni Kassel

Deconcrete at sub.40_School of Architecture, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture at the University of Kassel

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Ecological Urbanism

Ecological Urbanism is not only about green roofs and windmills anymore. Instead, Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty propose to approach the city from Ecology’s perspective, in the most ample meaning. Ecological Urbanism (Lars Müller Publishers 2010) is the compendium of

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Ecological Urbanism

Ecological Urbanism is not only about green roofs and windmills anymore. Instead, Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty propose to approach the city from Ecology’s perspective, in the most ample meaning. Ecological Urbanism (Lars Müller Publishers 2010) is the compendium of

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A Peripheral Moment

The post-socialist urban condition that experienced Croatia in1990s was mainly characterised by collapse of estate-controlled urban planning and lack of investment on public infrastructures. But at the same time, and as Eve Blau points out, “(i)t is distance from power,

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A Peripheral Moment

The post-socialist urban condition that experienced Croatia in1990s was mainly characterised by collapse of estate-controlled urban planning and lack of investment on public infrastructures. But at the same time, and as Eve Blau points out, “(i)t is distance from power,

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“everything is linked”

SOMETHING FANTASTIC is about changing the world. But it is also a manifesto by three young architects on worlds, people, cities, and houses (authors: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz and Leonard Streich, self-printed. Distributed by Ruby Press, Berlin 2010). Somewhere between

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“everything is linked”

SOMETHING FANTASTIC is about changing the world. But it is also a manifesto by three young architects on worlds, people, cities, and houses (authors: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz and Leonard Streich, self-printed. Distributed by Ruby Press, Berlin 2010). Somewhere between

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the independent moment

An architecture competition can last at least for one month: insanely intense teamwork for a never-to-be-built concept. A very good friend of mine understands tattooing as the most optimal opposite: less than one hour dedication for a life-long built existence.

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the independent moment

An architecture competition can last at least for one month: insanely intense teamwork for a never-to-be-built concept. A very good friend of mine understands tattooing as the most optimal opposite: less than one hour dedication for a life-long built existence.

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collective (unsolicited) architectures

“I am an unsolicited architect. Despite our skill and experience in manipulating space and material, architects are incapable of addressing the needs of society unless we have first been explicitly asked to do so. The unsolicited architect tackles the big

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collective (unsolicited) architectures

“I am an unsolicited architect. Despite our skill and experience in manipulating space and material, architects are incapable of addressing the needs of society unless we have first been explicitly asked to do so. The unsolicited architect tackles the big

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lifeless is not motionless

“The desert is a huge paradox. Beneath its outward appearance of immensity and silence, are the sounds of various experiments, mysteries, and utopias. The setting of outrageous true histories, entertainment oases founded on consumerism and play, and the secret staging

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lifeless is not motionless

“The desert is a huge paradox. Beneath its outward appearance of immensity and silence, are the sounds of various experiments, mysteries, and utopias. The setting of outrageous true histories, entertainment oases founded on consumerism and play, and the secret staging

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extrude to the max

A purely economical use of ground has led HongKong towards a variety of singular built inventions. Simply by translating contextual requirements of mountainous topography and high demand for housing, the city develops itself almost as a literal result of urban

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extrude to the max

A purely economical use of ground has led HongKong towards a variety of singular built inventions. Simply by translating contextual requirements of mountainous topography and high demand for housing, the city develops itself almost as a literal result of urban

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death in venice

Venice is both shrinking and sinking. While every year her streets are increasingly being flooded by acqua alta, she is loosing more and more population at the same time. On November 2009, a popular mock funeral was held, in memoriam

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death in venice

Venice is both shrinking and sinking. While every year her streets are increasingly being flooded by acqua alta, she is loosing more and more population at the same time. On November 2009, a popular mock funeral was held, in memoriam

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