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Social-genic #3: Sydney

Competitions, technology and yacht design. Part Three in our examination of what people are saying about design and architecture on social media takes a look at Sydney.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

 

Social-genic #2: Moscow

With new skyscrapers (and pavements) and nostalgia for times past, the architecture of the Russian capital is narrated via social networks. Galina Balashova, who designed the interiors of the Soyus space capsules, and Naum Granovsky, one of the most important architectural photographers of the former Soviet Union, are the names that Muscovites discuss.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

Expo 2015 and socials

Two months since Expo 2015 opened, in an attempt to cast light on the matter, we analysed nearly 1.7 million posts, with the assistance of Voices from the Blogs, a spin-off of Milan University.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

 

Dynamic public space

In its struggle for diversity, the Omiyamae Gymnasium by Jun Aoki meets successfully the traditional (quiet) lifestyle of the Suginami neighborhood, the technological modernity of the construction and, finally the need of a civic center of a town on the outskirts of the great Tokyo.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

 

Venice 2014: social ranking

Analising 60,000 posts and articles published online between June and November, Maria Novozhilova analyses the production of “spontaneous” bottom-up placings on the Koolhaas’s Biennale.

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova

Social-genic #1: architects

Pending the proclamation of the 2014 Pritzker winner, below are the results of a popularity test conducted last year on a sample of 200,000 posts. The aim was to find out who is the most discussed, commented and appreciated architect on the social networks today (and why).

 

Architecture / Maria Novozhilova