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Productora – producing architecture
N minus X – </br>to read is to learn, part 4
Revitalization at the touch of a switch

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A chair of distinction

by Markus Frenzl

A chair of distinction
Plastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.
Space Invaders or rebels armed with Lego bricks and knitting needles
This need to make a personal mark in public space is nothing new. But the means of intervening in buildings, public transport and green spaces are forever changing. Today it is not uncommon to stumble across Lego bricks, knitting and engraved padlocks, for example.
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The likes of tomorrow

by Meret Ernst

The likes of tomorrow
Among designers, the word "trend" is definitely a no-no to be avoided at all cost. Rightly so, as the term refers to something that purports to be new but is actually well known. Yet it is worth looking at the concept a little more closely to discern the mechanisms operating behind it.
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Protest in the City

by Silke Gehrmann-Becker

Protest in the City
Museum Folkwang's "Hacking the City" exhibition features interventions in urban and communicative spaces. Artists, Web designers, street artists and musicians address types of public action and practiced forms of resistance. A courageous approach by the museum in Essen that definitely bears continuing - let's hope the exhibition and events series takes things to an even more intensive point.
Smart Cities – <br>Big Data, Civic Hackers, <br>and The Quest For A New Utopia
Mextropoli
Monomade in Tokyo
A panoramic view – <br/>with obstructions

News & Stories | IAA 2011

Down with the window! And out with your elbow!

by Nora Sobich

Down with the window! And out with your elbow!
Cruising down the street with your elbow out the car window is a leisurely matter. A gesture that could be read as rebellion, or as communication. Will this youthful stance finally have to take a back seat in an era of fully air-conditioned cars?
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iWalk in the country

by Nina Reetzke

iWalk in the country
Nature and computers appear to have little in common. If you believe that, you should take a look in the App Store. These days, a veritable cornucopia is available for hikers and bikers.
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You buy the ethics too

by Thomas Wagner

You buy the ethics too
Autumn is coming - and naturally enough people are starting to view life from a more contemplative angle. Capitalism at any rate doesn't take a break. So why should you not use the autumn to clarify a few mechanisms in the design of the world economy? The time-honored RSA not only makes this educational but also entertaining by having wonderful illustrations added to lectures.