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Protest in the City
Protest in the City
by Silke Gehrmann-Becker | 08 September 2010

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.

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Well done!
Well done!
by Annette Tietenberg | 06 September 2010

The British Pavilion has opened its doors to a School of Seeing. Given the wealth of models, photographs, maps, drawings, notes, film and exhibits from various ages that comment on one another here, indeed seem to generate one another, all the media manifestations, differences in genres and lines dividing the epochs seem to have little validity. At "Villa Frankenstein", where architecture, art and historiography bid you good night, order gets upended.

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On How to Handle Free Spaces or Vacancies
On How to Handle Free Spaces or Vacancies
by Sandra Hofmeister | 04 September 2010

The solution need not always be a new building. And in the French Pavilion Dominique Perrault therefore asks how empty spaces in a city are handled and how we can rejuvenate our metropolitan peripheries. The Dutch Pavilion also focuses on how the existing can best be used. Here, Rietveld Landscape addresses the use of government-owned vacant buildings.

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High architecture in the country
High architecture in the country
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 03 September 2010

The recently opened extension building for the Nya Nordiska textiles editeur designed by Staab Architekten in Dannenberg in Lower Saxony, is a minor sensation and a prime example for the successful integration of commercial architecture into an urban context.

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High Noon in the Red Salon
High Noon in the Red Salon
by Dirk Meyhöfer | 02 September 2010

The word "Sehnsucht" (desire) is written above the gold-colored drapes decorat-ing the entrance to the German Pavilion at the Venice Giardini. Inside, a burgundy red salon awaits the visitor, featuring more than 180 representatives of the trade - who each inform us about the depths and shallows of their souls on a single sheet of paper.

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On amazement and a cat in the arsenals
On amazement and a cat in the arsenals
by Oliver Elser | 01 September 2010

Kazuyo Sejima, the Director of the 12th Venice Architecture Biennial, has pulled something special out of the bag with the central exhibition "People meet in Architecture". She has managed to create an atmosphere of light-heartedness in which the opportunities afforded by contemporary architecture as well as the latter's limits are on show without glossing over the weighty issues.


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The activist
The activist
by Nina Reetzke | 28 August 2010

In the 1930s, Charlotte Perriand was convinced that it was necessary to fight for a better future. Not only did she strive for new forms in design, but she also sought to improve social conditions through design and architecture. She employed large photo collages on which she had applied layers of writing to communicate her political and social messages. The Museum of Design in Zurich is now holding an exhibition dedicated to these works.

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Tea’s traces
Tea’s traces
by Claudia Beckmann | 26 August 2010

Antonia Henschel's new magazine is about tea, nothing but tea and bags. "Tea-total" that is, not "teetotal". Abstinence is certainly not on the agenda here.

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When everyday life becomes a discovery
When everyday life becomes a discovery
by Sandra Hofmeister | 24 August 2010

"Hidden Heroes: the Genius of Everyday Things" is the title of a new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum. Not only can you familiarize yourself with these simple heroes of everyday life in the masterfully designed exhibition in the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the Vitra Campus in Weil, but you can explore them online too.


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A traveling house
A traveling house
by Nina Reetzke | 23 August 2010

One area on which Jean Prouvé focused in his work was prefabricated houses, construction elements and façades. The now legendary Maison Tropicale was one product of this. The prototypes stood in West Africa for almost 50 years and are now on show in a series of exhibitions in Europe and the USA.

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The train is not a means of transport
The train is not a means of transport
by Thomas Wagner | 21 August 2010

The future of mobility lies in a combination of various transport systems that dove-tail with one another. Train, streetcar and underground play an important role. Transport policy in this country, however, has not yet recognized the advantages of a customer-friendly train.

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The drapes and the Porsche
The drapes and the Porsche
by Thomas Wagner | 19 August 2010

Anyone who expects to find a book about cars between the covers of "The Porsche Book" will be wrong. The focus here is instead on the stagings by photo designer Frank M. Orel. The cars tend to play only a secondary role.

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“Save the traffic, so our cities can survive”
“Save the traffic, so our cities can survive”
by Annette Tietenberg | 17 August 2010

During the reconstruction period in West Germany. a new control instrument entered the political landscape: urban planning. Its objective was to make a strict division between labor and living . People should work in the city, and live in the country. The fact that commuters were obliged to buy a car to cover the distance between the city center and the periphery merely boosted the economy. And produced slip roads, city highways and traffic jams lasting for kilometers. The car-friendly city - an unsuccessful historical concept or bitter-sweet reality?


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The Senior Leisure Nomad and the temporary city
The Senior Leisure Nomad and the temporary city
by Deane Simpson | 14 August 2010

As part of the Audi Urban Future Award, New York architects Diller Scofido + Renfro devoted some thought to the issue of mobile dwellings, responding to changes in residential patterns. Many older people above all in the United States have cut their ties with conventional notions of domesticity.


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The pig and the racing car
The pig and the racing car
by Thomas Wagner | 12 August 2010

In the media age racing cars not only have to be fast, they also have to look fast and stand out on the racing track thanks to colors, lines, numbers and logos. In "Go Faster" Sven Voelker illustrates that this was not always so and shows what characterizes those models with particularly successful styling.

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Raumlaborberlin and the revival of the urban style
Raumlaborberlin and the revival of the urban style
by Katja Szymczak | 07 August 2010

The projects by the artists' and architects' collective "Raumlaborberlin" are far from being conventional. The group of eight, which is at present developing the exhibition architecture for the "Audi Urban Future Award" that is curated by Stylepark, is currently presenting a very special kind of installation at Kunsthaus Bregenz.

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The City as a Labo for Future Mobility
The City as a Labo for Future Mobility
by Thomas Wagner | 05 August 2010

The "AUFA Audi Urban Future Award 2010", which is curated by Stylepark, has set itself the task of thinking about the city of tomorrow as regards the issue of mobility. We are running a series of articles in coming weeks on some aspects of automobility and urban planning as relating to the AUFA - the latter will culminate on August 25 with a presentation of the findings in Venice in the form of an exhibition and the selection of the first prize winner.

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Return of the grid
Return of the grid
by Markus Frenzl | 03 August 2010

System furniture was long considered the epitome of no-fun and über-rational design, but now it is undergoing a revival. The new items of system furniture are proof that functionalist Modernism is being seen in a new light and mark the end
of the heyday of design art and limited editions.

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