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Carlo Scarpa: A Tactile Experience

Carlo Scarpa: A Tactile Experience

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A visit to a former Olivetti showroom in Venice, now a museum, yields new insights into Scarpa’s unique genius.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | | Add a Comment

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Alan Tse: Adaptive Modernism

Alan Tse: Adaptive Modernism

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“My first valuable opportunity for a signature 11-story high-rise condominium building was shattered by all 7 Planning Commissioners… 672 hours later, I transformed from a egotistic architectural designer into a humble-minded individual getting a career-long lesson.”

(Image courtesy Alan Tse)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Archaeology of the Perverse: Damien Hirst at Punta della Dogana

Archaeology of the Perverse: Damien Hirst at Punta della Dogana

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Is “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” really the most expensive artistic flop in living memory, or are these art critics missing the real point?

Image: Mark English Architects

Monday, December 11, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue

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A correspondent from Mars visits the Monterey Design Conference. Who are these strange creatures called “architects”? Architects possess a unique language and culture all their own – a purpose and a place in the world.

Images: Mark English Architects and Sou Fujimoto

Monday, November 20, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Portuguese Modern: An Architectural Tour

Portuguese Modern: An Architectural Tour

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“The Paula Rego House is all about form. The mechanical systems are so integrated with the building that they’re invisible.”

Image: Mark English Architects

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Mexico’s UNAM Campus: Revolution Past and Present

Mexico’s UNAM Campus: Revolution Past and Present

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Mesoamerican motifs and revolutionary ideals live on in a dynamic fusion, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México campus in Mexico City – an independent university with a rich and deep cultural heritage.

Image courtesy Mark English Architects.

Monday, September 11, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Sonja Trauss: Pro-Housing SF Candidate Advocates for Affordability

Sonja Trauss: Pro-Housing SF Candidate Advocates for Affordability

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“San Francisco’s old guard wants to keep you out by preventing you from finding housing, which is driving rents sky-high. Why would you want to vote for them?”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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Mexico’s Vasconcelos Library: A Unique Building Concept

Mexico’s Vasconcelos Library: A Unique Building Concept

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“ It’s an interesting building from the inside. The books hang from a ceiling structure in open cages. Visitors walk along bridges, catwalks, ramps, and stairways, all within a giant 70-foot shell. Inside, it’s clean and orderly, a refuge from the chaos outside.”

(Image: Mark English Architects)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | | Add a Comment

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