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Icons. And crutches: our “footnote” to the OMA’ Binhai Mansion project in Shenzhen.

Rem Koolhaas. In theory and in practice, directly or indirectly, in the last 30 years who do this job is somewhat debtor to him. In 1996 I visited for the first time his Kunsthal in Rotterdam, and inside it I

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Icons. And crutches: our “footnote” to the OMA’ Binhai Mansion project in Shenzhen.

Rem Koolhaas. In theory and in practice, directly or indirectly, in the last 30 years who do this job is somewhat debtor to him. In 1996 I visited for the first time his Kunsthal in Rotterdam, and inside it I

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The ghost of the Ghost Parking Lot

In 1978, in an anonymous car park near the “Hamden Plaza” shopping center in Hamden (Connecticut), was created a fascinating and unique work of art: the Ghost Parking Lot, designed by SITE/James Wines. This is an example of a “site-specific” project, which has its own particular expressive power in its placing inside a generic, trivial and anonymous urban setting: twenty cars –

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The ghost of the Ghost Parking Lot

In 1978, in an anonymous car park near the “Hamden Plaza” shopping center in Hamden (Connecticut), was created a fascinating and unique work of art: the Ghost Parking Lot, designed by SITE/James Wines. This is an example of a “site-specific” project, which has its own particular expressive power in its placing inside a generic, trivial and anonymous urban setting: twenty cars –

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“Architectural memes”: about influence, legacy and hurry in architecture

“Architectural memes” was originally posted in Italian last march in our blog. As a reprint it will be officially published on the Italian architecture webzine “Channelbeta” next week. Here is a preview for our aficionados. I don’t think it is

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“Architectural memes”: about influence, legacy and hurry in architecture

“Architectural memes” was originally posted in Italian last march in our blog. As a reprint it will be officially published on the Italian architecture webzine “Channelbeta” next week. Here is a preview for our aficionados. I don’t think it is

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Starchitects Vs Star-Anthropologists

On 18 October 2009 “Le Monde” published L’Architecture Globale (2), a short essay by Marc Augé. The French anthropologist, whose theory of “surmodernité” was often borrowed and used (abused?) by architects and planners over the last decade, presented an extreme way

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Starchitects Vs Star-Anthropologists

On 18 October 2009 “Le Monde” published L’Architecture Globale (2), a short essay by Marc Augé. The French anthropologist, whose theory of “surmodernité” was often borrowed and used (abused?) by architects and planners over the last decade, presented an extreme way

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