The Funambulist

Three months ago, my friend Francois Bellanger from Transit City wrote an article about what sounded like a peculiar book about the “algorithmiticization” of the world stock exchanges. Entitled 6: Le Soulèvement...

Beginning of the transcript… It all started two weeks before the declaration of the Commune. Thousands of us invaded the incomplete structures of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. We...

François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, La fièvre d’Urbicande, Casterman, 1985. First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of consistence in the rhythm of the recent publication of...

Photograph of the book Project Japan by Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist. (editors Kayoko Ota with James Westcott) Koln: Taschen, 2011. In a move that he clearly enjoy, Rem Koolhaas...

Factory Fifteen (see previous post) just released their new film that they shot during Liam Young and Kate Davies’ Unknown Fields 2011 in Chernobyl (Ukraine) and Baikonur (Kazakhstan). Gamma is a...

picture: The Battersea Experiment by Dan Tassell Factory Fifteen is a new video artists/architects collective that can be recognized as the children of Nic Clear as the professor of the Unit...

all images are extracted from the book Pro Domo by Yona Friedman. Barcelona: Actar 2006 The understanding of Yona Friedman‘s work can be said to be disturbed by its popularity. His...

The Supurban Project is a thesis project in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s B.Arch program by Nick Axel (who now lives in Santiago, Chile). Located in Phoenix, Arizona it questions the status of...

A while ago, I published an important amount of images produced in 1972 by Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Madelon Vreisendorp,  and Zoe Zenghelis for their thesis at the Architectural Association. Exodus,...

Back to the classics, the Living Pod is an inventive project by David Greene in 1966 for Archigram. This nomadic dwelling has the characteristics of being represented by a lot of...

The Urban Borders Competition I was evoking in my last post, is indeed one of the rare competitions that rewards the most interesting projects. Here is the second prize, Bauci Outlet...

Demotown is the winner project of the Urban Borders competition by Think Space (Zagreb Society of Architects)(check out also my friends Kyriakos Kyriakou and Sofia Krimizi’s project that reached the third...

Ron Herron pour Archigram / Tuned suburb Je remarque seulement aujourd’hui que je n’ai jamais diffusé l’interview que Peter Cook m’avait accordé dans le cadre de notre mémoire de diplôme en...

Interview réalisée le 6 février 2008 à Paris, dans le cadre de notre diplôme Penser la ville démocratique (Pré-jury le 21 mars prochain) Martin Le Bourgeois : Le pouvoir de l’architecte,...

INTERVIEW DE YONA FRIEDMAN LE 14 NOVEMBRE 2007 (see English version) Léopold Lambert & Martin Le Bourgeois: Quelle est l’utilité de la fiction pour penser la ville ? Yona Friedman: Je...

An obvious reference linking architecture and the sea comes from Jacques Rougerie‘s work since the beginning of the 70’s. Rougerie did invent a lot of boats, submarines and subaquatic villages and...

photograph by Matthieu Kavyrchine I already published some information about R&Sie(n)‘s exhibition An Architecture “des humeurs” but I thought it was definitely worth it to introduce less the exhibition in itself...

Sometimes I like to revisit the classics ! The Oblique Function was first developed in the 60’s by Architecture Principe (Claude Parent & Paul Virilio) and since then is still the...

Dwelling for Tomorrow by T.Kuzembayev, A.Ivanov & W.Aristov in the amazing book Paper Architecture: New Projects from the Soviet Union.

The Archigram Archival Project that we were all waiting for is eventually online on the University of Westminster‘s website. If you want to see David Greene’s thesis project (a mosque), Peter...

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