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  • Towards an eternal contemporaneity: a playground of living systems, physical states, and phenomena

    (The following review is written and edited by Zenovia Toloudi) Can form be the result of natural forces? According to Christopher Alexander probably. In Hans Haacke 1967 exhibition, the artifacts definitely flirt with these forces: They capture and map the immaterial elements of the environment: wind, light, motion, and gravity, through the manipulation of elements like [...]

  • Horizon

    By Robert Trumbour, AIA Assistant Professor Wentworth Institute of Technology “Horizon” is the result of a 15 week Special Topics Studio conducted at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture and was designed and fabricated by 13 graduate students. The conceptual generator for the work was a 10 day trip which began with visits to [...]

  • Glow Competition Reminder

    Reminder….. Glow Competition – Deadline: February 3, 2012 We want Copley Square to GLOW! SHIFTBoston, in association with LightBoston are asking artists, architects, urban planners, sculptors, lighting designers, and landscape architects around the world to create a NEW approach for lighting Copley Square. We want to make Copley one of the greatest squares in the [...]

  • Playing with circles, curves, and SO-IL

    (The following architecture review is written and edited by Zenovia Toloudi) When looking at the recently awarded Antwerp Province Hall proposal, by the international, NY-based, SO-IL founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, one wonders for the function of circles and curves: is it iconicity or social engagement they serve for? Maquette for Antwerp Province Hall. Courtesy: [...]