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The library, as a door and chill-out space for reading, retirement home, as a façade of public space, and the interior of the block as playground for children with spatial and relationship richness for a socially dynamic urban project. A varied program to revitalize an urban area, which retrieves..

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The project uses prefabricated elements to locate rich and diverse spaces and reading areas along the 65meter-long vaulted structure. Originally built in 1874, the building is a Roman-like construction with 12meter-high brickwork vaults. Since 1999, the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona has..

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Made through a European Competition for the construction of the new Encants Market in Barcelona, the new Encants market is installed as a device to mediate between the reform of the Plaza de las Glorias and the axis of Meridiana, an area popularly known as Les Glories de Bosquet. The proposal..

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Mur Island

Graz, Austria
by Vito Acconci

The Mur Island in Graz is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York City artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.

The building is in the..

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Acconci sees buildings cloaking our bodies the way skin clothes our flesh. Many of his works try to do away with distinctions between body and building, clothing and functional object. The prototype is constructed in fiberglass, foam, fabric and has a computer with touch screen, audio-speakers;..

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Sliding Walls

New York, USA
by Vito Acconci

The subway-tile slips out of place to make seats on the subway-platform; it moves up & down & across the subway walls, it moves from underground to above-ground, & from inside to outside.

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Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. The program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across..

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Cinema Roma

Asmara, Eritrea
by Roberto Cappellano, ...

The Cinema Roma was built in 1937 as the Cinema Excelsior. The facade is decorated with precious marble. It was re-named Cinema Roma during the Italian fascist occupation. In 2005 it was restored to its original 1940’s appearance. In the cafe is exhibited a retired 35-mm projector made by Sorani..

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