urban aposiopesis: contemporary advancements in cemetery design and burial place identities

Today, more than ever, burial grounds overcome established spatial manipulations and synthetic speculations of the past. Urban accumulations and natural equilibria are about to radically transform their status and identity. The tittle explores contexts of urban and natural historicity, urging anthropological aspects as well as scientific and technologic advances upon burial grounds mutability. featured image: fantastic […]

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(nekro)tapheio Furstenwald Kienast & Vogt Landscaftarchitekten Chur, Switzerland 1992-1996

The tittle indicates a landscape design project by Dieter Kienast and Günther Vogt, for the oldest Swiss city, in the south-eastern Alps. My personal landscape investigations are closely linked to this place. In a field trip organised to explore Swiss architecture, on my way from Lake Constance to the Ticino valley, I made a stop to visit the […]

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Ambiance of annihilation

The tittle explores ambiental thresholds and emergence of immateriality, in contemporary architectural and landscape design, on the basis of interaction between synthetic vocabulary and environmental performativity. Weather outside is sunny and bright… It has been formed as further elaboration of extended research outcome on dematerialization of (architectural and landscape) ‘enclosures’. The tittle indicates levels of […]

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Landscapes of humanity

When we talk about landscapes of human inhabitation we could not refer to independent constructs but to complex interferences with nature, elements that previously existed and resilient elements.Urban landscapes may be considered as natural terrains adapted to human interventionism and needs.

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urbanBLUR is a publication bringing together writings and visual inserts on multi-layered infiltrations between city and nature. The notion of BLUR refers both to a fusion of disciplines forming space as well as an interactive dispersion of natural and artificial elements redefining contemporary human environments. editor’ s introduction: Ambiguous urban landscapes Implied differences between urban and natural […]

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Sheltering Humanity

MOHA Research Centre and Sheltering Humanity coordinators, Despoina Zavraka and Anastasios Tellios, foster an observatory of projects dealing with emergency-hosting in the Mediterranean Sea. 60 projects from 122 architects and designers and 19 countries have already being gathered; featuring a diversity of design concepts and proposals that cover an impressive array of ideas. More sheltering concepts and innovative perspectives […]

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