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Article: Ellen Dunham-Jones on Koolhaas

Here is an interesting article by Ellen Dunham-Jones to follow up on our conversations regarding Koolhaas’  visions and narratives of the contemporary city:  http://places.designobserver.com/feature/rem-koolhaas-irrational-exuberance/37767/ Advertisements

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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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Sunshine or Noir

Having lived in the City of Angels and gone through architecture school in the 80’s I can attest to the readings. Benham’s interpretation of LA and its four ecologies reminded me of my fetishism with LA. Coming to the city … Continue reading

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American Suburbs

Here is an eloquent video on the phenomenon of the suburb. It represents different forms of its development and brings a reflection on the sociocultural problems which it leads.

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Suburbia

Fishman contends, “…. the new city is a city a la carte.” A megalopolis based on time rather than space facilitated by the communication technologies, offers new ways of thinking about our cities bound by time and not distance. He … 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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