Author Archives: Mike Schäfer

A Fractal Tectonic In the Work of Sigurd Lewerentz

 A Fractal Tectonic In the Work of Sigurd Lewerentz By Matthew Turner The archipelago from above Stockholm is fractal. Those who live there inhabit smaller and smaller islands, with an increasingly ambiguous relationship to water, before they scatter out, like

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A Fractal Tectonic In the Work of Sigurd Lewerentz

 A Fractal Tectonic In the Work of Sigurd Lewerentz By Matthew Turner The archipelago from above Stockholm is fractal. Those who live there inhabit smaller and smaller islands, with an increasingly ambiguous relationship to water, before they scatter out, like

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Hidden

Drawing from Gautam Bhatia   Hidden…., Out of sight , out of mind. I find you crawling your way up The promise of that little ray of light makes you forget the darkness that awaits your fall. The jungle that you created

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Hidden

Drawing from Gautam Bhatia   Hidden…., Out of sight , out of mind. I find you crawling your way up The promise of that little ray of light makes you forget the darkness that awaits your fall. The jungle that you created

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The ‘Koopgoot’, by Mike Schäfer

The ‘Koopgoot’ (Rotterdam, NL) is part of a triptych of which each project explores the possibilities of literary methods in architectural design on different scales and with different methods. The other project are the ‘Binkckhorst’ (The Hague, NL) and ‘Terborg’

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The ‘Koopgoot’, by Mike Schäfer

The ‘Koopgoot’ (Rotterdam, NL) is part of a triptych of which each project explores the possibilities of literary methods in architectural design on different scales and with different methods. The other project are the ‘Binkckhorst’ (The Hague, NL) and ‘Terborg’

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New contributor: Susana Oliveira.

We are happy to announce that Susana Oliveira is joining Writingplace as a contributor. Susana Oliveira, PhD, teaches Design and Visual Communication at the Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon. She was one of the initiators and organizers, with Arch. Pedro

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New contributor: Susana Oliveira.

We are happy to announce that Susana Oliveira is joining Writingplace as a contributor. Susana Oliveira, PhD, teaches Design and Visual Communication at the Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon. She was one of the initiators and organizers, with Arch. Pedro

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Book-review: “S”, Doug Dorst / J.J. Abrams

ometimes you come across a story that is deceiving and confusing, but does it in a convincing and attractive way. „S.” is such a book. Written by J.J Abrams (Director, Producer, screenwriter of for example „Star Trek: into the darkness”, „Mission Impossible

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Book-review: “S”, Doug Dorst / J.J. Abrams

ometimes you come across a story that is deceiving and confusing, but does it in a convincing and attractive way. „S.” is such a book. Written by J.J Abrams (Director, Producer, screenwriter of for example „Star Trek: into the darkness”, „Mission Impossible

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Why read the classics?

Classics from the Haga Sofia, the Pantheon to the Villa Rotonda and villa Savoye are often put to the foreground when we address the topic of historical architecture. But the classical text that were of great influence to these buildings are often neglected. Treatise like Vitruvius books on architecture, Alberti’s De re aedificatória had a major influence on architects in past times. In days when traveling wasn’t as comfortable and safe, the distribution of the treatise on architecture in their original language or translations had an enormous influence on architectural style and practice.

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Why read the classics?

Classics from the Haga Sofia, the Pantheon to the Villa Rotonda and villa Savoye are often put to the foreground when we address the topic of historical architecture. But the classical text that were of great influence to these buildings are often neglected. Treatise like Vitruvius books on architecture, Alberti’s De re aedificatória had a major influence on architects in past times. In days when traveling wasn’t as comfortable and safe, the distribution of the treatise on architecture in their original language or translations had an enormous influence on architectural style and practice.

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Writingplace: Announcement

Dear Friends, After last November’s inspiring and remarkably productive Writingplace Conference, many of us have felt the pressing need for a platform that connects researchers and institutions in the field of architecture + literature. In our opinion, Writingplace could certainly

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Writingplace: Announcement

Dear Friends, After last November’s inspiring and remarkably productive Writingplace Conference, many of us have felt the pressing need for a platform that connects researchers and institutions in the field of architecture + literature. In our opinion, Writingplace could certainly

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Beginnings

For every new beginning something has to end A tree sheds its dead leaves, becoming nutrition for new life. Depressing or hopeful? But before this new beginning, we must face that moment of condensed truth. A point just before a

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Beginnings

For every new beginning something has to end A tree sheds its dead leaves, becoming nutrition for new life. Depressing or hopeful? But before this new beginning, we must face that moment of condensed truth. A point just before a

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Writingplace Conference Update.

Dear all, After the dust settles, we can look back at a successful second edition of the international conference on architecture and fiction “Writingplace: literary methods in architectural research and design”. In these three days we shared new perspectives, told

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Writingplace Conference Update.

Dear all, After the dust settles, we can look back at a successful second edition of the international conference on architecture and fiction “Writingplace: literary methods in architectural research and design”. In these three days we shared new perspectives, told

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Conference update: Participants abstracts online

  Participants abstracts    – A – Rosa Ainley Jane Anderson Ioanna Angelidou Maria D’Anniballe Lieven Ameel Konstantinos Avramidis – B – Sophia-Konstantina Banou Ruxandra Berinde Brady Burroughs – C – José Vela Castillo Emma Cheatle – D – Kevin

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Conference update: Participants abstracts online

  Participants abstracts    – A – Rosa Ainley Jane Anderson Ioanna Angelidou Maria D’Anniballe Lieven Ameel Konstantinos Avramidis – B – Sophia-Konstantina Banou Ruxandra Berinde Brady Burroughs – C – José Vela Castillo Emma Cheatle – D – Kevin

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