Aug 22, 2014
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More Tin Shui Wai charms. You can’t really tell from the photo, but there’s a local  market square there, fenced off from public park. So, if you ever want to escape the crowds in HK and be alone, it seems you just need to go to the normative, designated public spaces.

More Tin Shui Wai charms. You can’t really tell from the photo, but there’s a local market square there, fenced off from public park. So, if you ever want to escape the crowds in HK and be alone, it seems you just need to go to the normative, designated public spaces.

Aug 22, 2014
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Play time, in that modern way.

Play time, in that modern way.

Aug 22, 2014
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In bloom.

In bloom.

Aug 21, 2014
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Light rails meet megablocks in Tin Shui Wai. When something supposedly smartly urban and “street” becomes a problem. Like, talking about crossing the road.

Light rails meet megablocks in Tin Shui Wai. When something supposedly smartly urban and “street” becomes a problem. Like, talking about crossing the road.

Aug 20, 2014
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Rain in Sheung Wan.

Rain in Sheung Wan.

Aug 19, 2014
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Another exhibition in the 2014 Venice Biennale that succesfully builds itself (very literally) around a publication, is the Kingdom of Bahrain’s entry “Fundamentalists and other Arab Modernisms.”

Tall shelves, filled with copies of a freely available book of essays on modern Arab architecture with a selection of 100 buildings, form a classical-echoing library space. A mapping of the modern pan-Arab cultural world is laid out in the center, with chairs and listening stations. However, the most effective part of the Bahrain pavilion is the space itself. Essentially, this book-made rotunda serves as a reminder of the many modern-to-be cultural building types and national projects, and how classicism has often been used to elevate knowledge and the superiority of certain knowledge sets in a position of man over nature, and some cultures over others. From an era when books were expensive and rare, and libraries possessed the accumulated power and history of nations, we are now in a time where creating and distributing books and publications is rapidly evolving. And with all of these developments, one could ask, what if also the grand spatial types would get built in territories where they haven’t existed before? Essentially, this is what the Bahrain pavilion does, and even in its temporary form, is a shrine for contemporary cultural production in the Arab world. And through the book, the speculation of the typology will be distributed further.

Curators: George Arbid, Bernard Khoury, Arab Center for Architecture
Exhibition design: Bernard Khoury/ DW5
Catalogue Graphic Design: Jonathan Hares

Aug 19, 2014
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The Kuwait exhibition “Acquiring Modernity” in the 2014 Biennale di Venezia.

Aug 17, 2014
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Symbolic urban visions of William T. Horton. From A Book of Images 1898.

Aug 17, 2014
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Plates from Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Prof. Dr. Ernst Haeckel.

(Source: openlibrary.org)

Aug 16, 2014
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Feeling tilt-shiftey.

Aug 16, 2014
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Valparaiso run-ins.

Aug 16, 2014
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Cross-country billboards.

Aug 16, 2014
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Aug 15, 2014
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Aug 15, 2014
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What do you do in a breathtakingly beautiful historical Southern Italian coastal city when you’re young and bored. The same stuff you do in the grey suburbia.

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