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Last week, an interesting architectural debate occurred on Ethel Baraona Pohl‘s facebook about an award-winning project that proposed a hypothetical architectural project to relocate the population of the largest slum in...

Aarhus-based architect James Martin was kind enough to share with me the small book he created (with the help of my friends Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour) around, what...

Original Scheme of Fleur Agema’s Prison project as she imagined it in 1999 Few days ago, Daniel Fernandez Pascual posted a very interesting project on his fantastic Deconcrete. Entittled Closed Architecture,...

Time Square on October 17th 2011 /// Photograph by Léopold Lambert In March 2012, I wrote a text for my friend Lucas Issey Yoshinaga who was contributing to the Brazilian book...

Body Measurements by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. MIT Press, 1974. A year ago, I wrote an article which was exploring how the modernist theories had implemented the ideology of what I called...

Philippe Rahm. Interior Weather installation made for the CCA exhibition environ(ne)ment. 2006. In a recent article, I was quoting Jill Stoner who writes that what she calls minor architects have to...

Truth, Power and Knowledge by Daniel Lauand Dear Mr. Schumacher, Today, I read the article that you wrote two days ago for The Architectural Review and I felt the urge, the...

‘‘Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself,...

Two weeks ago, I was  lucky enough again to be part of a very interesting jury at Columbia University for the final review of the studio tutored by Francois Roche assisted...

This time of the year is always a good moment to look at the production of  schools of architecture in the United Kingdom as many projects are competing to win the...

Whoever reads regularly this blog knows that I develop an attraction for architecture schools in the United Kingdom; however I tend to focus a lot on the London ones (Bartlett, AA,...

It became a sort of tradition on The Funambulist to publish regularly the work of specific people whose interesting projects, add one by one over the years compose a coherent ensemble....

drawing by Dijan Malla Knowing my interest for the notion of lines (as an example, see the recent article about Enric Miralles’ drawings), Hugh McEwen was kind enough to send me...

‘From April next year we will start measuring our progress as a country not just by how our economy is growing, but by how our lives are improving, not just by...

Whoever has seen the result of one of the hundreds of urban idea competitions probably noticed the popularity of projects that introduced urban farms that most of the time consist in...

Nick Learoyd (of Plagiarism is Necessary), was kind enough to bring my attention on a very recent project created within the frame of the Diploma Studio 6 (see previous article) at...

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...

The DMZ Game is a project I should have published last year, but for some practical reasons, that is only now, one year after it has been first presented that I...

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...

After his very beautiful Manhattan Oneirocritica (see previous article) which was proposing a model of New York City including all the mythical buildings that were never built, Fredrik Hellberg makes me...

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