Archis 2003 #2

Could everything be temporary?

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The older principles of collection, research and display have become boring to the politicians who support the cultural industry; competition for the public increases constantly. Museums and Kunstahllen (exhibition halls) are to some extent in trouble and looking for new directions. If total biennalization is to be avoided, we must take up the challenges raised […]

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Archis 2003 #2

Time-based design. Ephemeral Structures 2004

Indeed, given the temporary nature of the structures involved, the theme of time was inherent in the competition brief. But time also played a role of one sort or another in the purpose and operation of the proposed structures. At Archis’s request, four of the competition organizers appraised the 470 entries on their handling of […]

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Archis 2003 #2

The tempo of the city

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Moving from one place to another is a daily activity, and it largely determines the way we experience our environment. And more important than the distance covered in this way, is the time spanned. Time is our yardstick for drawing up a mental map of the city. This notion of time is so important that […]

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Archis 2003 #2

Time-based architecture

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Neither the arduous genesis of the concept, nor the refinement of the sketch, nor the battle for quality of execution, nor even unforeseen uses, those mutations of real life, provoke as much reflection as that one pure moment when the world seems perfect. The question I wish to raise in this article is what happens […]

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