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The Empire Strikes Back?

Posted on December 7, 2016 — by


Kai Vöckler/Archis Interventions participates in a research project focusing on the material legacy of the former Soviet Union in the former soviet States in Eastern Europe.

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Volume #41 — Bart Lootsma — The Tyrolean House: Invented Tradition or Simulacrum?

Posted on October 27, 2015 — by

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“Have you ever been in the Alps? To understand how a single house can stand for a nation, read Bart Lootsma’s article on the Tyrolean House. It looks vernacular, but in fact it is an invented tradition which dates back to 1900 – it simulates tradition, which works pretty well for tourism, and produces an interesting form of camouflage architecture.”

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Archis 2001 #4

City of experiences

Posted on April 1, 2001 — by , and

In this process, cities are increasingly changing from a community facility to an enterprise. Culture is becoming the key factor in the utility strategies of an economy of attention. Shopping malls, theme parks and urban entertainment centres mark a cultural trend that is accompanied by the disappearance of the boundaries that used to exist between […]

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