Architecture, Design, Factory

Forgotten Corners, by Andrew G. Fisher

Andrew G. Fisher is an artist who opens a constant relationship between two media, photography and illustration. Time is frozen in black and white snapshots, squared frames of a reality in which the human presence is absent at present time, but survives through its traces. The same scenes are reduced to a simpler geometry, traced […]

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Museum, Projects

“A Roman State of Landscape”

A ROMAN STATE OF LANDSCAPE Exhibition and talk curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli (Socks-Studio / Microcities) Introduction by Gabriele Mastrigli.  Opening: Thursday 23rd of June 2016 – 6.00 p.m. Round Table and Talk: Thursday 23rd of June 2016 – 6.30 p.m. at Campo (www.campo.space), Via della Marrana, 94 – 00181, Rome With projects […]

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Architecture, Design, Projects

Illustrating through Parallel Lines by Owen D. Pomery

Owen D. Pomery has an  educational and professional background in architecture and nowadays he works in pen and ink as a professional illustrator for architectural projects. Paralelly, he also makes editorial illustrations and narrative works. Some interesting sketches synthesize built forms through simple textures created with parallel lines and different spacing, others are inspired by the graphic […]

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Architecture, Design

Cut-out Reality by Mike Lee

Mike Lee was born in Placentia, California and is currently based in New York City. He majored in Digital Media at Otis College of Art and Design and graduated in 2006.  Fortunate enough to find a job in his field right out of school, Mike has been working in the feature film and commercial illustration industry for […]

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Architecture

Constructing Abstraction by Pablo Picasso

The “constellations drawings” are a series of sketches by Pablo Picasso drawn on sixteen pages of a notebook in 1924. For these small drawings in black pen and ink, Picasso took inspiration from sky charts and aimed at an artistic exploration of the limit between abstraction and figuration. Black dots are connected by thin lines […]

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Architecture

A Small, Rationalist Monument by Giuseppe Terragni (1934)

In 1934, while working on larger commissions and competitions, Giuseppe Terragni designed this small memorial for Roberto Sarfatti, son of Margherita Sarfatti on the Col d’Echele (Echele plateau) near Asiago in the Veneto region in Italy. Located in the place where Sarfatti died during World War I, the monument is composed of superimposed parallelepipedal stones, […]

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Utopian Green

CORREIA

CORREIA is a century old house facing a new chapter inside the same family. A house from the Porto bourgeoisie that during decades divided the space with a carpentry woodshop. Materials and heavy machinery quarreled with plaster walls, stucco works and marbleized paintings. The relation with the garden had been compromised ever since. Therefore it […]

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Utopian Green

NUCLEAR – landmarker for a waste isolation site

How do we design architecture with a message that could endure for millennia? Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process […]

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Utopian Green

A nature interpretation center

“The Proposal presents a radically different way of connecting to nature, taking the statement of the contest in a very literally way, but with a completely new approach for understanding and interpreting it. By using architectural resources it takes a clear and convincing element and makes it visible as a basic and obvious element of […]

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Utopian Green

“The Table Top Apartments” by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

“The Table Top Apartments  uses a system of modules based on the form of stacking table tops to generate affordable housing as 4-story walk-ups, piers, towers with setbacks and cascading balconies, and even superblocks.  This table top system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to […]

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Utopian Green

Glass floor in an Apartment design by Ateliers Michael Herrman

From Ateliers Michael Herrman: Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 140 m2 (1500 ft2) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. The result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in […]

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Utopian Green

Carthage-Lost City

Located in present-day Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each other’s homeland, most notable the invasion of Italy by Hannibal. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. […]

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Utopian Green

Must-Read Architectural Manifestos

The architectural manifesto has become a somewhat unfashionable genre. Unfortunately so, as all architects should let themselves be reminded from time to time of just how much debate a few adequately polemical lines in a book can spark.  Some people claim that the manifesto has suffered an unavoidable fate, as the form can’t embrace the multitude […]

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