Architectureab 15.1 – 1.1
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Sanaa Architects,,Essener Zollverein School of Management and Design. 35 x 35m (grid 5 x 5m)
. 03 office
. 01 designstudio 
. 00 foyer
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Shigeru Ban, Metal Shutter Houses, New York
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Love: The Inamoratrix Machine from Superstudio Series
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Deadly Serious – Interview with Adolfo Natalini (Founder of Superstudio and Natalini Architetti)
image : Flooded Florence, by Superstudio 1972 © All images courtesy of Natalini Architetti.
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Superstudio, The Continuos Monument: Rockefeller Center, 1969
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Sanaa Architects . founded in 1995 by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
. The New Museum, New York
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In 1967, Natalini established three categories of future research: “architecture of the monument”; the “architecture of the image”; and “technomorphic architecture”. Soon, Superstudio would be known for its conceptual architecture works, most notably the 1969 Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization.
Natalini wrote in 1971 “…if design is merely an inducement to consume, then we must reject design; if architecture is merely the codifying of bourgeois model of ownership and society, then we must reject architecture; if architecture and town planning is merely the formalization of present unjust social divisions, then we must reject town planning and its cities…until all design activities are aimed towards meeting primary needs. Until then, design must disappear. We can live without architecture…
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Archizoom »No Stop City« (1969) ist eine ironische Kritik an der Ideologie der Architekturmoderne, die bis zu ihren absurden Grenzen getrieben wurde: »Die wahre Revolution in der radikalen Architektur ist die Revolution des Kitsch: massenhafter Kulturkonsum, Pop Art, industriell-kommerzielle Sprache.
Die Idee ist, die industrielle Komponente der modernen Architektur ins Extrem zu steigern und damit zu radikalisieren.« (Branzi)
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Archizoom Associati, Quartieri Paralleli per Berlino [1969] | In the same line as Megastructures Reloaded.
Photo © Archizoom Associati | Source: Antonello Marotta >
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Michel Rajkovic, Fotograf
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Martin Kippenberger imagined a global underground metro system and started to construct entrances to it in different cities around the world. These faux subway entrances lead nowhere physically, but conceptually link the major cities and people of the world.
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By definition the State of Sabotage (SoS) is a transterritorial state of culture. The State of Sabotage (SoS) is everywhere. Utilizing a few manhole covers, this infiltration of established systems is performed as an abolishment of state-regulated land ownership and demarcation. The SoS manhole cover is a state border shift, a new state demarcation, and an artistic sculpture by Robert Jelinek - a transnational entrance on national territory.
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What does it mean to draw like an architect when architects no longer draw? Alexis Bhagat interviews Seher Shah
Alexis explores the recent history of a shift of paradigm in the architectural practice, and more generally in the various forms of signifier and symbols. He indeed describes the evolution from the systems of representations that used to use the material mark of a tool (pen, pencil, ink etc.) on a piece of paper and the birth of a new system of representation, whether what is represented involves architecture, cartography, or simply literature, that digitized (and therefore complexified the intermediary translation between the intent and the output) this process.
In an interesting move, Alexis explored the history of the company Autodesk which developed the software that allowed such a paradigm to shift in the realms of architecture. 
As he suggest the presence of a new paradigm is problematic as the movement that embraces it forgets to question it at the same time, resulting in a lack of criticality that can be lethal to a discipline if it lasts.
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No-Stop City with Archizoom Associati , 1969
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Umschreibung, 2004, KPMG Deutsche Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany.
Olafur Eliasson: Your Engagement has Consequences; On the Relativity of Your Reality.
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The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York by SANAA
Expanded Metal Facade: An Interview with Florian Idenburg by Clara Wong
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Richard Wilson, Water Table, Matt"s Gallery, London, 1994
A full size billiard table was placed in a hole excavated in the floor of Matt’s Gallery. A 28-inch concrete drainpipe was sunk through the table and the ground beneath until it met the natural water table 4 metres below the building. Twin motorised paddles disrupted the water at the base of the pipe creating an intermittent gurgling noise.
November 3rd, 2017