Posts Tagged: suburbia

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Twisted Logic: Turning Torso as ‘Innovative’ Housing?

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Malmö, Sweden; best known –in terms of contemporary architecture– for its Santiago Caltrava-designed ‘Turning Torso’ skyscraper, Scandinavia’s tallest building and Europe’s tallest residential tower at time of completion. Its politically problematic construction became the subject of

Twisted Logic: Turning Torso as ‘Innovative’ Housing?

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Malmö, Sweden; best known –in terms of contemporary architecture– for its Santiago Caltrava-designed ‘Turning Torso’ skyscraper, Scandinavia’s tallest building and Europe’s tallest residential tower at time of completion. Its politically problematic construction became the subject of

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Punch and Play: Palmeritas Healthcare Center, Seville, by CHS Arquitectos

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] [versión en castellano sigue a continuación] Any voyage from an airport to a city centre proves that urban peripheries the world over relate more to each other than to their very namesakes. Seville, Spain’s

Punch and Play: Palmeritas Healthcare Center, Seville, by CHS Arquitectos

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] [versión en castellano sigue a continuación] Any voyage from an airport to a city centre proves that urban peripheries the world over relate more to each other than to their very namesakes. Seville, Spain’s

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins

Go With the Flow

[originally published in The Canadian Architect, August 1999] The World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall is a vast steel and glass-vaulted tropical microclimate in the middle of that city’s suburbs; a Biosphere III for the age of leisure and consumption

Go With the Flow

[originally published in The Canadian Architect, August 1999] The World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall is a vast steel and glass-vaulted tropical microclimate in the middle of that city’s suburbs; a Biosphere III for the age of leisure and consumption