Monthly Archives: June 2012

site: tempelhof airport

Again, this example is taken more as a precedent example of an attitude toward site, rather than a specific site for my own project. The spatial appropriation of the abandoned Tempelhof Airport is an example of a broader attitude of … Continue reading

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site: local code

Similar to Matta-Clark, Nicholas de Monchaux’s project seeks out left-over spaces. In this case it is publicly owned lots that areĀ under-utilized and he seeks to transform them into productive public spaces. This sort of systematic attitude of viewing the entire … Continue reading

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site: reality properties: fake estates

Gordon Matta-Clark’s project, Reality Properties: Fake Estates, was a criticism of real estate market and property. He sought out the left behind areas of property that were not viable for commercial purposes and acquired them. Through engaging in the market … Continue reading

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site: tower of david

Informally known as the Tower of David, this uncompleted skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela is one of the tallest in Latin America and has been abandoned by its capitalist investors. Since then it has become the home to over 2500 squatters. … Continue reading

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reading: No Trespassing by Anders Corr

In a very fundamental way, architecture can be defined as the enclosure of space. This act of enclosure also carries with it a social reasoning, as well as consequence. The act of enclosure is an act of power and definition, … Continue reading

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