Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Rire jaune” with Koolhaas

“La Ville Générique a éliminé le caractère des lieux ainsi que la substance de l’urbanité traditionnelle en réduisant l’espace public et la rue à de simples illusions de ville, elle devient ainsi un ‘lieu de sensations faibles et distendues, d’émotions … Continue reading

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Comments for March 18th readings

Koolhaas leads us through the city holding a very personal light. He is a citizen observer and yet a practitioner. All three texts are polluted by the very mundane details of architecture practice; gypsum wall boards, steel stud connections, HVAC … Continue reading

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The Generic City

Please post your comments  on Koolhaas’ texts – The Generic City,  Atlanta and Junkspace – here by the morning of the 17th.

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This notion of « terrain vague » is interesting for me in a way that it is closely linked to my previous subject of investigation on the ABC-MTL exhibition. As showed in my analysis, those empty spaces, are a major point of … Continue reading

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This notion of « terrain vague » is interesting for me in a way that it is closely linked to my previous subject of investigation on the ABC-MTL exhibition. As showed in my analysis, those empty spaces, are a major point of … Continue reading

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Terrain Vague Montreal – link

Worth looking at before next Monday’s session: http://roerichproject.artefati.ca/emergence/terrain-vague/ http://roerichproject.artefati.ca/

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Terrain Vague (and Pasolini’s Rome)

Please post your comments regarding Ignasi Solà Morales’ Terrain Vague and Francesco Careris’s Transurbance texts for Monday’s session here. After our round-table discussion during the first half of our session, guest speaker Luca Caminati will be discussing the notion of … Continue reading

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