Archive for December, 2014

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Wiley, Richard Garber. Foreword by Mario Carpo Download: Mario_Carpo


What is 59’s mission in today’s art world ? Gaspard Delanoë that it really is about an alternative place ” No other place works like this, he says, because here artists are in charge of their own studio and exhibitions. They directly bond with the people.” Henri Lamy spent 6 months there and had the […]


A slide-out side wall and parallel glass walls, which support a gabled roof and provide a lengthwise view of the island, open up the home to the countryside, while the clever interior arrangement makes sure nothing gets in the way of the view.


Researchers used birth and death places of “notable individuals” as a proxy for geographic cultural history. The premise is that if a lot of people move somewhere and live their last days in that place, then that place must have it going on. So it’s not quite just a map with moving bits. Rather the connections […]


Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary dataset. Instead there are logical rules that describe behavior. This may be why algorithm visualizations are so unusual, as designers experiment with novel forms to better communicate. This is reason enough […]


Palmgren House Drevviken, Sweden 2006 – 2013 This house on the shore of Lake Drevviken takes the form of a simple box, with an enclosed courtyard at the back and a terrace to the front. Uncompromisingly contemporary, the architecture is nonetheless a quiet presence in the landscape. In winter, when the lake freezes over and […]


Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.


Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment […]


A concrete perimeter wall, imprinted with the grain of wooden planks, encircles the base of the property to distinguish a patch of private garden from the surrounding woodland. This is intended to pay tribute to the oak forests of the Karst region that have now been desecrated by construction works.