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Points of Contention by Jonathan Latiano

2011. Wood, plastic, acrylic, styrofoam, glass, plexiglass and salt
Dimensions variable

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via silkyblackgold)

Paul Chevallier school complex, Rillieux-la-Pape, France.

Tectonique Architects, 2013.



Antonio Teofilo de Andrade Orth Residence, 1974

São Paulo, Decio Tozzi

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When Attitudes Become Form* [Bern 1969/Venice 2013](Post 3)

Another highlight of the show was this recreation of Walter De Maria’s “Art by Telephone.” There was a great selection of ephemera and archival materials from Getty Foundation at the Fondazione Prada. In that section, I found a letter to original curator Harald Szeeman from De Maria after the 1969 show said that De Maria had called seven times and no one picked up so there was no phone bill to be paid!  

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Daniel Bejar, The Visual Topography of a Generation Gap (#2, Brooklyn, NY) , 2011, unique object, brass keys, adhesive , 6 5/8” x 2” x 7/8” 

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Haus Truog “Gugalun” by Peter Zumthor in Versam, 1994

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"If you design the object without the financing, you’re an academic; if you design the marketing without the object you’re a politician; if you design the financing without the object, you’re a capitalist."
‘How to Make Unsolicited Architecture’, Volume magazine, 2007. via rory hyde dot com blog (via futurepractice)


Laura Allen and Mark Smout. Sketches for the Lanzarote Landscape.


Hiroshi Sugimoto - Seascapes (1980-93)

Artist’s statement:

Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.”

1. Caribbean Sea, Jamaica 

2. Sea of Japan, Hokkaido

3. Tasman Sea, Ngarupupu

4. Black Sea, Ozuluce

5. Red Sea, Safaga

6. Tyrrhenain Sea, Scilla

(via streamsofcontext)


“This conversion of a landfill into a farming landscape was based on three key factors: topography, hydraulics and vegetation. The topographic system was addressed by the capping project. Whereas the project for closure of the landfill involved channels and embankments, the landscape restoration project had recourse to farmed terraces, tree-planted plots and fields of crops.”

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