French architect Michel Ecochard, also trained as an archeologist, was the director of the Morocco Department of Urban Planning from 1946 to 1952 … [Read more...]
Architectural projects and artistic researches have explored the potential of isotropic spaces, by definition: territories where the conditions are equally distributed. Hierarchy is abandoned, the distinction between figure and ground disappears and the available land is evenly covered, being it a piece of paper or a territorial plot. In some projects the idea of field is a metaphor, the ever-expanding territory of capital materialized by infinite urban development, in other it is merely a condition, a potential to be explored.
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"The Road" is an unbuilt project by Polish architect Oskar Nikolai Hansen (team leader) with Zofia Hansen, Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz, Edmund Kupiecki, … [Read more...]
In 1966 Italian typewriters and related products company Olivetti asked architect Louis Kahn to design their factory in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The … [Read more...]
Project E-2 (1968-1971) by Hiromi Fujii is an example of the Japanese architect's research on "neutral" architecture, one liberated from any burden of … [Read more...]