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Archinect : Features : CONSTELLATIONS OF LOS ANGELES
"For Postopolis! LA, I would like to do a Los Angeles 'drive by,' as we call them, here, in a car...

Let us say and imagine, in Los Angeles, urban scale "planned points of interests" are indeed constellations. They are places in this vast metropolis. They are formed by the grid, by the politicians and their supporters, developers, engineers, and, as far as the buildings go, the architects.

Separated by mere 15 miles and sometimes as close as the next lane, urban core of Los Angeles is indeed 'the house of everything.' All the variables contrasted and occupied. The grid goes for hundreds of sq. miles. These special constellations let us to assume, experience, imagine and expect while driving. They are vortices of our stories in an horoscopic sense. These are the lines of our reality and the reasons of our act.

Your next friendly gathering, cultural outing or errand, you drive by these constellations... There are thousands of them..."
architecture  art  california  losangeles  postopolis  planning  archinect  urbanism  orhanayyuce  driving  situationist 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Archinect : Views : Victory Gardens, or the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Architecture
"It will stop soon since cities are about to have their turn. Get ready for the great urban collapse of 2009-2010. Cities are massively overbuilt and, with the financial collapse, just as massively underfunded. ... I wager that architects will expand the discipline again by using their incredible synthetic knowledge to go into other fields. The Eameses’ venture into media design is a great illustration of this. Charles and Ray turned to media because it allowed them to get their concepts across to people much more rapidly and efficiently than architecture could. Or take Archinect for example. It’s vastly more important than any of the buildings made in the last decade. That’s why it’s no accident that I teach at Columbia: Dean Wigley’s has set out Columbia’s program as being to create “the expanded architect.” That’s exactly what we should be doing."
kazysvarnelis  architecture  future  recession  meltdown  infrastructure  design  collapse  2009  predictions  urban  urbanism  everyware  adamgreenfield  archinect  eames  unbuilt 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Archinect : School Blog Project : UCLA (Scott) : Los Angeles Under Construction
"After one of the last meetings of the pre-semester rhino modeling course I’m doing, I went downtown and decided to check out some of the big construction projects going on. I figured it would be nice to check in with the city before the semester starts and I have to hang out in Westwood all night and day (a soul-crushing thought, ha ha). I visited four downtown projects last week, and checked out a smaller fifth one today."
losangeles  architecture  design  archinect  coophimmelblau  schools  schooldesign  buildings  downtown 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Archinect : Features : Making Plans
"Making a plan is a machine prescribing a set of actions and relationships, whose result is not only not yet known, but possibly not even relevant."
architecture  planning  literature  design  history  representation  diagram  diagrams  drawing  archinect 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Archinect : Features : Archinect Reviews: Design and the Elastic Mind
"One of the greatest pleasures of...is watching people outside those discourses discover these things for the first time. The show is complete sensory overload...the civilians were literally freaking out because they had no idea any of this existed"
designandtheelasticmind  archinect  moma  design  reviews  future  biomimicry  architecture  paolaantonelli  art  exhibitions  biomimetics 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Archinect : Features : Google Map Tour Guide Central
"Inspired by Marlin and Ludwig's local tour guides for Los Angeles and London, we've created this ongoing feature for Archinect members to create their own customized Google Map. It's an opportunity to share all your local favorites with the rest of the c
googlemaps  google  archinect  architecture  travel  tours  cities 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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