Harun Farocki
 

Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki passed away suddenly at the end of last July and the past year has seen numerous tributes paid to him. His prominent presence at the Venice Biennale confirmed the seminal importance of his work, his rigour and his articulate, radical criticism.

 

Art / Gabi Scardi

Homemade Schizophrenia
 

Homemade Schizophrenia

A “one grain at a time” rice fork, a too large spoon, a holed spoon, and a weak knife: with her absurd cutlery set Firdaws Fourcroy turn us schizophrenic, disrupting everyday rituals and drawing us back to an unproductive state.

 

News

House in Chiyosaki

Using the height, Coo planning designed a house in Osaka, Japan, clad in vertical timber panels that maximize the space on a very, very small corner plot.

 

Architecture

Property Guardian
 

Property Guardian

Alex Frost’s exhibition at Flat Time House – the result of his residency in the London space – has very little to do with the traditional notion of home and looks unwelcoming, as a result of the alteration’s process of the “domestic” objects chosen by the artist.

 

Art / Luisa Lorenza Corna

Dockboot Holiday Home
 

Dockboot Holiday Home

Exploiting the basement, De Zwarte Hond expanded the living space of this modest, yet surprisingly spacious, environmentally sustainable holiday home on the island of Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands, maintaining the structure’s affinity with its surroundings.

 

Architecture

Open Fields

French photographer Guillaume Amat explores his country’s landscape with a mirror, creating new perspectives and blurring the boundaries between the real and fiction.

 

Photo-essays

Research Campus
 

Research Campus

In a medieval village in northern Bavaria, the Research Campus Waischenfeld designed by Barkow Leibinger distributed the program into four pavilions with asymmetrically gabled roofs to integrate the campus into the regional scale of the village.

 

Architecture

Drinking sparingly
 

Drinking sparingly

This video on Chianciano’s spa, Tuscany, is part of a wider research by Davide Maffei and Oscar Ferrari, exploring the places at the edge of oblivion which can’t evolve into other functions because still too connected to their past conceived purpose.

 

Video / Davide Maffei

Chipakata Children’s Academy

In a Zambian rural village, a team of three architects designed a primary school surrounded by agricultural fields, developed and constructed in close collaboration with local village residents.

 

Architecture