Author Archives: elisabethbouchard

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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who is taking what…

Here is the list of the art pieces chosen: Ashley: PoubelleKim: CondoMatt: White SpaceJacynthe: NIP Paysage’s courtyardsZamila: ArchicontreCamille: The sketches of the bus route (sorry I can’t find the correct name)Tanya: AveugleElisabeth: Planespotters

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Comments on 0104 readings

The main idea of the Learning from Las Vegas is not that much a research on sign but more a manifesto for the ending of the authoritarian way of the study of architecture advocated, not only by modernist but also … Continue reading

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Comments on Walter benjamin; Paris capitale du XIXe siècle. Comments on form: As he notices the apparition of a panoramic literature, contemporary to the panorama itself, Benjamin takes us in a photographic essay on Paris.Benjamin uses the opening quotes with … Continue reading

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The ordinary; this is what I seem to be interested in today. Maybe the different shades of grey have sank into my soul. In this cold January day, the brightest color of Montreal i is not white, neither green, it’s … Continue reading

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