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Reflexionen aus der Diaspora

EigenArchitecture

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New CAAD book published by Ambra.

The Selection, the Body, the play
On education, architectural machines, the generic and the deadlock, social media, about theory, about mastership, about learning, the centred void, cultivating the pa…

Mao, if you’d only been relaxed…

Taiwan

20/12/2013 – 03/01/2014 Taiwan
By: Petra Tomljanović, Miro Roman

Familiar Strangers

Three hours ago our plane landed in Taiwan. A new country, a new city, and we are on a train leaving Taipei. Everything is entirely new and unknown, but …

EigenChair

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FOUR CHAIRS and all the others
A Three Dimensional Narrative

The project Four Chairs and all the others opens up the possibility of an alternative understanding of design. Rather than offering yet another thesis in support of linear desig…

Dystopia, Utopia, Past and Present

cairo

30/05/2013 – 5/6/2013, Cairo, Egypt

New Cairo is a new satellite city of Cairo. Located in what was formerly a desert, the master plan was created in 2001 by a Boston firm. It is the home of the new campus of the American University in Cairo, a

Globally Independent

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Self-sustainability, Sanctions, Islam, Iran

May 30, 2013 – June 5, 2013. Iran, Tehran

Iran most definitely is not what the Western media show us. No big surprise. What is astonishing, however, is the easiness with which distorted media …

Midnight in Thailand

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25.03.2013 – 30.03.2013. Ko Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
By: Petra Tomljanovic
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I’m on Thailand in search of the mythic Beach! My grandpa’s Volvo Penta boat is transformed into a long-tail boat, a local Thai sea vehi…

Java – two cars, two smartphones and no reservations

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22.02.2013. – 26.02.2013. Java, Indonesia
Jakarta/Bogor/Gunung Salak/Pelabuhan Ratu/Bayah/Serang

Java, a continuous agglomeration (a city?), a ”habitat” of different landscapes, an island with more than 130 million p…

Potemkin Metropolis I will Learn to Love You

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11/05/2012 – 11/06/2012, Singapore

Singapore is a country / a city of no contradictions. Everything is working, and everyone is happy. Somehow it reminded me on ”Logan’s Run” – sf movie from 1967. Here are som…

towards an any cathedral

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Object as a fusion of multiple objects

Information technology is becoming increasingly omnipresent in people’s lives all around the world. The environment that surrounds us cannot be perceived only via categories of matter and e…

seascapes

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06.08.2012. Žirje, Croatia

Scuba diving on island Žirje. This year we have reached the magic depth of 65m. At this depth air becomes highly dense – almost liquid. It is a slow motion weightless floating experience in a gray-blue wo…