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Archis 1998 #6

Compacte stad. Openbaar vervoer en projectontwikkeling in Hong Kong / Compact city. Public transport and property development in Hong Kong

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There never fails to be a debate about the idea of the city when future plans are at issue. It would seem that there exists a theory of the city in Europe. Hong Kong similarly is a topic of reflection for critics and writers, and they invariably seek a foothold in Italo Calvino (the imaginary […]

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Archis 1998 #6

Een monument voor onze futiliteit. Het Stade de France in La Plaine St-Denis / A monument to our futility. The Stade de France in La Plaine St-Denis

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January 28th, 1998. The new ‘Stade de France’ passed the test of its opening football match with flying colours. Almost 80,000 faithful congregated at this event of public worship. But more than a success, it was a relief for the organizers, not because France won, nor because no hooligans made any trouble after the game, […]

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Archis 1998 #6

Binnen en buiten de architectuur / Inside and outside architecture

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This you might at least conclude from the words of those who are involved with architecture. Just consider. When presenting new architecture, designers increasingly refer to all kinds of social process. In criticism, the recontextualization of architecture within a broader cultural framework is the flavour of the month. When formulating the brief, clients and consultants […]

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