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The Electrical Management (Elektroprivreda) Building in Sarajevo, Bosnia. It was destroyed during the war in the early 1990s. Lebbeus Woods made a proposal for a reconstruction in 1994.
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The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises | Yang Yongliang
Born in Shanghai in 1980, Yongliang is known for his sprawling photographic collages that depict the devastating effects of uncontrolled urbanisation and industrialisation. At a distance the works look like traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy but when viewed up close, the peaceful mountains and seascapes are found to be choked with buildings, factories, and machinery.
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Madam Studio - Cluster on Me
“We wanted to incorporate the capital benefits of both monolithic skyscraper projects, like one Canada Square, as well as the kind of groundscraper they are planning to build on the site, with the qualities of architectural and programmatic diversity that we like so much in Soho. To do this we felt that spaces needed to be found in which there was freedom for a variety of architectures, and programmes, as well as ownerships to evolve on their own course, with these “voids”, or lacunae-of-design being anchored by a certain quantity of large, defined elements that would insure an economy of scale sufficient to initiate the development.”
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Egypt: Blooming Landscape, Deep Surface | Smout Allen
The competition for the Grand Egyptian Museum provided an extensive and exposed sand dune landscape as the site for the relocated Museum of Egyptian Culture
(Source: smoutallen.com, via environmentarchitectures)
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#ÉVA LE ROI
ÉVA LE ROI’S “CONDITIONNEMENT” via Socks Studio
“Architecture is a history of borders. It materializes existing power relations through a clear delimitation of space. The surrounding structures impose onto us in an intrusive way in order to reassure, control, contain, seduce.
They reflect our lifestyle, conditioning it directly.
The city is both territory and population, physical environment and gravity of social relations. It is the interaction between the delimiting built environment and the conditioned social flow that should be studied to approach its reality. Open the envelope to look inside.”
(Translation from French by Socks)
(Source: ryanpanos, via rchtctrstdntblg)
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Dessislava Lyutakova | Outlaws and Valley Bandits
“The architecture of overlapping spaces, materials and locations. The project is based on a North Wales Lake sited on a previous monastic order of St. Clem¬ents and the Rollers. The remaking of the monastery as a recycling and medi¬tation space for bikers. The shift in the space between religion and technology as a method of manufacturing the overlap between time and institution is the main purpose of the project. It can be seen as a micro-regional architecture between the fixed and the nomadic, in this sense the shiny helmets and bald¬head brigade. A site that crosses existing identity, cultures and rituals for the relocation of Outlaws and Valley Bandits. ”
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EXODUS, OR THE VOLUNTARY PRISONERS OF ARCHITECTURE by Rem Koolhaas via Socks Studio
Once, a city was divided in two parts. One part became the Good Half, the other part the Bad Half.
The inhabitants of the Bad Half began to flock to the good part of the divided city, rapidly swelling into an urban exodus.If this situation had been allowed to continue forever, the population of the Good Half would have doubled, while the Bad Half would have turned into a ghost town.After all attempts to interrupt this undesirable migration had failed, the authorities of the bad part made desperate and savage use of architecture: they built a wall around the good part of the city, making it completely inaccessible to their subjects.
The Wall was a masterpiece.
Originally no more than some pathetic strings of barbed wire abruptly dropped on the imaginary line of the border, its psychological and symbolic effects were infinitely more powerful than its physical appearance.The Good Half, now glimpsed only over the forbidding obstacle from an agonizing distance, became even more irresistible.Those trapped, left behind in the gloomy Bad Half, became obsessed with vain plans for escape. Hopelessness reigned supreme on the wrong side of the Wall.As so often before in this history of mankind, architecture was the guilty instrument of despair.