Library

Which books do we read, adore and often quote?
This a selection of books you can find on our bookshelves.

OASE91: Building Atmosphere

Out now: OASE#91 Building Atmosphere. The new issue of OASE, with guest editors Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa, investigates the notion of atmosphere. It does so by means of interviews with both protagonists, but also by asking a number of

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OASE91: Building Atmosphere

Out now: OASE#91 Building Atmosphere. The new issue of OASE, with guest editors Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa, investigates the notion of atmosphere. It does so by means of interviews with both protagonists, but also by asking a number of

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one and three houses

Following our monthly topic, a recommendation; a literary triptych, to be enjoyed and learned from, on the topic of the house. Read together, as a single, big book, these three approaches provide a beautifully complex vision of the house. 1.

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one and three houses

Following our monthly topic, a recommendation; a literary triptych, to be enjoyed and learned from, on the topic of the house. Read together, as a single, big book, these three approaches provide a beautifully complex vision of the house. 1.

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Genova: city as mirror

…I want to be part of this world. When I woke up, I heard how the city started to pulverize the day between her centuries-old rotten teeth.  At several places in the neighborhood, holes were being drilled. Neighbors screamed at

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Genova: city as mirror

…I want to be part of this world. When I woke up, I heard how the city started to pulverize the day between her centuries-old rotten teeth.  At several places in the neighborhood, holes were being drilled. Neighbors screamed at

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(in)visible: Blindness or an essay on the (innocent) eye….

The following text was kindly submitted to the writingplace by Portuguese architects Carolina Coelho* and Bruno Gil**. With it, we open a series of fascinating contributions to our monthly topic (in)visibility and further initiatives to come. – J.M.H. ***  “The

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(in)visible: Blindness or an essay on the (innocent) eye….

The following text was kindly submitted to the writingplace by Portuguese architects Carolina Coelho* and Bruno Gil**. With it, we open a series of fascinating contributions to our monthly topic (in)visibility and further initiatives to come. – J.M.H. ***  “The

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Newspaper + blackout = poetry

Instead of starting with a blank page, why not start with page full of words and black out all the words you don’t need? Poet Austin Kleon creates edgy poetry with a newspaper and a permanent marker.  

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Newspaper + blackout = poetry

Instead of starting with a blank page, why not start with page full of words and black out all the words you don’t need? Poet Austin Kleon creates edgy poetry with a newspaper and a permanent marker.  

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Story made of gaps

Tree of Codes is an exceptional book. The pages are full of holes, with occasional words here and there, fragmented and scattered. Safran Foer took his favourite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz and began to

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Story made of gaps

Tree of Codes is an exceptional book. The pages are full of holes, with occasional words here and there, fragmented and scattered. Safran Foer took his favourite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz and began to

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Eunoia

‘Eunoia’ is the shortest word in English to contain all five vowels, and the word quite literally means ‘beautiful thinking’. The perfect title for a poetical book that is directly inspired by the exploits of Oulipo (l’Ouvier de Littérature Potentielle) – the

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Eunoia

‘Eunoia’ is the shortest word in English to contain all five vowels, and the word quite literally means ‘beautiful thinking’. The perfect title for a poetical book that is directly inspired by the exploits of Oulipo (l’Ouvier de Littérature Potentielle) – the

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Book Review I; Hùs eru aldrei ein

title; Hùs eru aldrei ein, Black Sky author; Nökkvi Elíasson, Ađalsteinn Ásberg Sigurđsson 112 abandoned farms, 51 poems; a fascinating collection addressing the concept of home. THE BOOKSELLERS WON’T EVER COME AGAIN There was a time when the booksellers had business visiting

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Book Review I; Hùs eru aldrei ein

title; Hùs eru aldrei ein, Black Sky author; Nökkvi Elíasson, Ađalsteinn Ásberg Sigurđsson 112 abandoned farms, 51 poems; a fascinating collection addressing the concept of home. THE BOOKSELLERS WON’T EVER COME AGAIN There was a time when the booksellers had business visiting

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just spotted…

Just spotted:   “Writing the Modern City. Literature, architecture, modernity”, edited by Sarah Edward and Jonathan Charley, Routledge 2012. Initiated after the conference “Architextures: Textual and Architectural Spaces”, held in Britain in 2008, this anthology of essays focuses on “relationships

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just spotted…

Just spotted:   “Writing the Modern City. Literature, architecture, modernity”, edited by Sarah Edward and Jonathan Charley, Routledge 2012. Initiated after the conference “Architextures: Textual and Architectural Spaces”, held in Britain in 2008, this anthology of essays focuses on “relationships

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