Archive for the ‘(un)categorized’ Category

GTA News

01May15

Cleary, what’s needed is a new sort of micro-urbanism focused on small-scale interventions designed to transform the city without threatening nervous residents. Applying the successful Waterfront Toronto model, it would mean compact projects powerful enough to alter perceptions. Toronto has forgotten — if it ever knew — that less can be more. By contrast, some […]


“Curiously, Ettore Sottsass, B.V. Doshi, Aldo Rossi, all three of them at the end of their careers actually say that they don’t want to be called architects. They refer to a larger meaning than what architecture is in terms of the object. They aspire to a kind of zeitgeist and try to become mediators in […]


Falemos de casas, do sagaz exercício de um poder tão firme e silencioso como só houve no tempo mais antigo. Estes são os arquitectos, aqueles que vão morrer, sorrindo com ironia e doçura no fundo de um alto segredo que os restitui à lama. De doces mãos irreprimíveis. – Sobre os meses, sonhando nas últimas […]


Soviet Bus Stops


“You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it’s as if they never existed.” the monument’s men


“the spoken word is one way to communicate, but through silence is another way” – Robert Wilson


(…) “siempre me he preguntado si los urbanistas podían hacer cambiar realmente las ciudades o si solo estaba en sus manos predecir lo que iba a pasar. Es como adivinar que va a llover o hacer que llueva.” Deyan Sudjic in a great, short interview to El País.