Volume 10 Years

Thank You!

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At Hotel Droog in Amsterdam, we celebrated Volume's 10-year anniversary with a big and warm crowd!

Volume wants to thank all of you who showed up at our events in New York and Amsterdam. Without you, it wouldn’t have been as great as it was. We are looking forward for the next ten years!

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Volume #38 – Jason Griffiths: Taste Is Law

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From seventeenth-century painter Claude Lorrain to the modern-day Home Owners Association (HOA), the Picturesque has come a long way. Today it appears that the ineffable charms of what Kenneth Clark described as “the most enchanting dream that has ever consoled man”, is enshrined in the rules and regulations that make up most residential developments across the United States.

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Volume #33 – Beatriz Colomina – Radical Interiority: Playboy Architecture 1953-1979

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‘Radical Interiority’ is a masterful piece of storytelling. It is smart, taut, engaging and propulsive. It symbolizes one of the most genuine values of Volume: to show the forces that shape our world and habitat with and without the conscience intervention of professional designers and planners; to reveal how things are made; and, to claim the utility of architectural intelligence as a mode of thought, as a splendid tool not only to operate in the world but also to explain a state of things.

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Volume #38 – Ada Colau in conversation with Quaderns: Re-righting Ownership

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The housing question is about the system, the (no) rule, and the law. Aspects of it, such as displacement, privatization, (in)equality, crisis are relevant to all of us. In response to how to deal with the question, Ada Colau mentions that we need to look at it across disciplines, nations, relations. She also gives good clues for architects, as well as for architectural education.

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

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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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Volume #5 — Power Seating

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Volume #5: The Architecture of Power, Part 1

For the tenth anniversary of Volume, Timothy Moore, director of architecture practice SIBLING and former managing editor at Volume, remembers an early issue of Volume dedicated to power where image came to the fore. (F*ck context.) Timothy dropped by the Archis office to deliver the article in person while in Amsterdam to research his PhD on ‘The Instruments of Transitional Architecture’.

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