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April 19, 2013
October 29, 2017

Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (circa January 1956). The hospital was designed with functionality in mind, rather than patient capacity. Throughout the design stages, representatives from all practices within the hospital were asked to comment on the needs and necessities to allow them to do their jobs optimally. Experimental rooms were assembled and nurses would be asked to evaluate how these would suit their work. This led to the creation of the Central Hospital Planning Bureau of Sweden, w...

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July 13, 2017 Tom Biskup
November 11, 2012 Carl Auböck Bookends
June 11, 2017
October 20, 2017

procrete: La Girotte Dam, France (circa August 1952). Designed by Albert Caquot and built 1943-8. The dam consists of 18 arches, constructed out of un-reinforced concrete. The sections are constructed on piers, which, to provide sufficient stability for a possible increase in the dam’s height, were tied back to the rock by groups of cables concreted in.

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October 16, 2017

Out of TuneArchitecture is out of tune. With this statement Polish artist Katarzyna Krakowiak makes a reference to concept of Junkspace by Rem Koolhaas. Koolhaas describes a seamless architecture, which spills around and builds our cities. Junkspace is the fall-out of modernization, the process of filling every gap with provisional structures which promote disorientation and consume landscape.The concept of Junkspace returns in the newest sound sculpture of Katarzyna Krakowiak presented in the P...

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a04t: Skopje Town Hall, Skopje, MacedoniaCompetition Submission by:Edvard Ravnikar 1965, 1st prize

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Aerial view of Bull Ring and Estadio Azul, Ciudad de Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico (circa February 1957). The Bull Ring has the largest capacity of any bullfighting arena in the world, and was constructed in just 96 days. It is located next to the Estadio Azul, which was constructed at the same time, although took longer. They are located within Mexico City’s ‘Sports City’. The structures of the both arenas are constructed half below ground and half above ground, meaning sp...

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El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 1975(Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León)

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January 30, 2012 almost downloadable

new-brutalism: Lecture Theatre Block, Brunel University 5, John Heywood for Sheppard, Robson and Partners, 1965-1966 Photo: Simon Phipps

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llegal immigrants appear on a night vision monitor screen of the Hungarian border police on the country’s southern border with Serbia near Roeszke, Hungary June 25, 2008. British and Hungarian police said on April 19, 2011 they have cracked down on a people smuggling network that brought thousands of Vietnamese into Europe. Ninety-eight smugglers and other members of the network have been arrested since the project began in 2009. (Bela Szandelszky/AP) Source: The Big Picture

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#immigration, #congresoarquine, #displacements

March 7, 2017

luminousreverie: marcus schinwald “The works deal with the interrelated themes of the cultivation of the body, and altering perception through whimsical prosthetics in a freestyle trans-historical and trans-cultural fashion. The result veered between the macabre or slightly freaky and the quaint and amusing.” Dominic Eichler http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/markus_schinwald/ Hi, I’m an exhibition wall

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