Boxes and boxes

Boxes and boxes, a tour around the current architectural zeigeist in the form of 15 submissions to the competition for the new Dance and Music Center in The Hague (images above taken from Bustler). All the ‘stars’ are represented, pretty much, and the firmament twinkles brightly thanks to the colourful array of presentation models produced for the jury. The stylistic pluralism is there for all to see; the debate is not dominated by Modernism, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, Parametricism any other -ism, but by an architecture of contained ostentation, compressing personal manifestos into a series of identical boxes. Sort of related, Cubes by Atelier 372 at Fubiz.

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The a10 blog / Terreform One, ‘a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities’. This is where the true sci-fi imagery is / photography by Matthieu Raffard / current eBay price guide for modern magazines / how a nightclub works / a digital version of This Gaming Life. Recommended / Up for grabs, street recycling in Switzerland.

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Not just another fashion blog / the Volta Show, an annual exhibition of emerging art / sleek magazine, more fashion / KLAT Magazine, ‘a magazine made up solely of interviews’, covering art, design and architecture in that casual, concentrated way that is so current / Steven Meisel has shot a lot of covers for Vogue Italia / The Faster Times / Page The Magazine.

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What are the Top 10 ugliest buildings in New York City”>Top 10 ugliest buildings in New York City? Probably not this lot, which smacks of a swift, rather partisan, trawl around Google Streetview / City of Sound on Amanda Levete in London / The Republic of Less / Altpick, portfolios / Woodlands for sale / Michael Johansson’s Tetris Sculpture.

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PXsnatch is a user-degraded art form, a mix of the MIllion Dollar Homepage (wikipedia), Michael Landy’s Art Bin at the South London Gallery and even the Google Will Eat Itself machine (‘We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment!’ – unfortunately Google ownership will not occur for another 200 million years).

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A selection of hand-picked Usenet Archives / Keith Lynch’s timeline of net related terms and concepts. See also the timeline of spam related terms and concepts / a fine house by Manalo and White / .MODs in Memoriam, a site dedicated to the great heyday of .MOD music, ultra-low-fi but surprisingly adept compositions. See also the Mod Archive.

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