2013 recap: Numerus Klausus

So, before January is over, I’d like to post the first one in a series of posts that look back at some of the stuff that happened in 2013 but which, due to the hectic-ness of these last months, had to wait till now. So, as a starting point, I thought it would be niceContinue reading “2013 recap: Numerus Klausus”

Numerus Klausus #09: Faulty Towers (Viñoly Attacks!)

Click to enlarge “Developers have promised urgent action to “cover up” the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City after an ultra-bright light reflected from the building melted a Jaguar car on the streets below.  The 525ft, £200 million building has been renamed the “Walkie Scorchie” after its distinctive concave surfaces reflected a dazzling beam ofContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #09: Faulty Towers (Viñoly Attacks!)”

Numerus Klausus #08: One of My Turns [An Homage to Mark Fisher]

Click to enlarge “He flew Tina Turner over her audience on a huge mechanical arm, drove U2 through their arena inside a mirror-studded lemon, and thrust the Rolling Stones between stages on a 45m-long telescopic bridge, complete with helicopter searchlights. The architect and set designer Mark Fisher, who has died aged 66 after a longContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #08: One of My Turns [An Homage to Mark Fisher]”

Numerus klausus #07: Remember A Time

Click to enlarge Architecture, one of the most revered professions around the world… For a more accurate depiction of the current situation, check On Starvechitecture I and II. ………………………………………………………………………………. The original cartoon can be found as originally published in the “Klaus Kube” section of Uncube Magazine #12: Into the Desert, edited by Florian Heilmeyer, JessicaContinue reading “Numerus klausus #07: Remember A Time”

Numerus Klausus #05: Metropol Para-poli

Click to enlarge “Seville’s flashy new showcase is held together by extra-strong glue – but not quite enough to make its many parts connect. Oh my God, it’s an icon. How very last decade. Did the city of Seville not get the memo? Big, flashy buildings are out; hair shirts are in. Then again, buildingContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #05: Metropol Para-poli”

Numerus Klausus #02: You’re so Kool

Click to Read Ok, let’s see if I can bring this back on trail. I really need to catch up with the blog. This comes from Uncube Magazine # 07 : Off-places. The published version is slightly different. In the same issue, there’s an interview with Gottfried Böhm by Florian Heilmeyer which is really worthContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #02: You’re so Kool”

Uncubed! (On “Numerus Klausus”)

Click to read So, yes. It’s actually been a week or so since it was officially announced in their website, but I hadn’t really had the time to sit down and announce it here (see? that’s what twitter’s for), so there it goes: Several weeks ago, Jessica Bridger, one of the editors of Berlin-based onlineContinue reading “Uncubed! (On “Numerus Klausus”)”