"In the past weeks we have witnessed a big controversy about the MoMA’s Folk Art Museum building demolition, the new project by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the most recent news about MoMA’s plans to preserve the 63 panels of copper-bronze alloy, which are three-eighths of an inch thick and hung on a supporting armature. Described at the New York Times by saying that “Some look like lunar landscapes, others like lava flows.” what is undeniable is that, among other considerations, this façade has been a landmark in New York City on the past ten years. Just published two days ago, also Geoff Manaugh critique of architect Frank Gehry at Gizmodo has been on the focus of different critics and readers, complaining about the banality of the text, which mostly focuses on the building’s form and use of materials.
What is common in both cases is the importance of the materials used on the skin, which both in Gehry’s buildings and the #FolkMoMA, is metal. This are only two recent debates and discussions that make us think that the project Stainlessness by Etienne Turpin and its accompanying publication The Architecture of Mineralization is quite relevant in the current moment.”
"Every room has an accessible history
every place has emotional attachments you can open and save
you can search for sadness in new york
paths compete to offer themselves to you
life flows into inanimate objects
the trees hum advertising jingles
everything in the world, animate and inanimate, abstract and concrete, has thoughts attached..”
— from Headmap Manifesto by Ben Russell
Adam Rothstein on ‘Land Art of the Anthropocene’.
"Love is colder than Capital."
Urbanisme Electronique Town Planning and Electronics. Partial view of the urban space grid.
via: Angel Muñiz + takiszenetos
Hotel Berlin . O. M. Ungers via thepapercity
The pedestrian bridge under construction to let budget travelers walk from San Diego to catch their flight out of Tijuana International Airport will be built over a border wall made of metal panels that originally served as the material for field landing strips during the Vietnam War.