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Monthly Archives: December 2004

Happy New Year

Best wishes for a joyous 2005!

Feral Cities

Richard Norton, Feral Cities
“Imagine a great metropolis covering hundreds of square miles. Once a vital component in a national economy, this sprawling urban environment is now a vast collection of blighted buildings, an immense petri dish of both ancient and new diseases, a territory where the rule of law has long been replaced by near [...]

Architecture and politics

Trulli are beautiful limestone and conical roof houses from the Apulia region of Italy, developed into their current form in the early 17th century. Constructed without mortar, using a corbelling system for added strength, trulli are built as clusters of square stone cells forming rooms, each spanned by a cone, with the most important [...]

The skin of the city

indexed city: relief space
“relief space is a research laboratory focusing on the everyday experience of urban space. the key issue of relief space is the conception of an interface which enables inhabitants and visitors of the city to directly and sensually access and negotiate data which determine the identity of city space.
electronic media transform the [...]

TPZ

THE TEMPORARY PRIVATE ZONE
A new nomadic concept for urbanism
Doris Zoller, 2002
“In a time of a constantly transitory surrounding, former valid qualities of architecture and urbanism, such as rigidity and solidity, begin to blur. A first – and maybe the most obvious – reaction is seeking for even more security and control to regain the [...]