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Tropolism is moving to a new host! If you see us out of service, don't panic. We're simply moving to a new host. In the coming months you'll also see T2 T2.0, as we evolve and expand. Tropolism has...
Tropolism 2009-08-11 15:53:50
Title: The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies that Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line Author: Leigh Stringer Publication Date: August 4, 2009 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 978-0230614284 Available at Amazon. Have you ever presented a recycling plan to...
Tropolism 2009-08-05 21:56:05
We don't do obituaries at Tropolism, but this death is worth mentioning. Charles Gwathmey died August 3rd in Manhattan. Mr. Gwathmey was the target of derision in my very first published article, so I like to think of him as...
Tropolism 2009-08-05 19:07:46
CUP, Tropolism's favorite NYC urban activist group, is at it again. As you may know, they publish a smart poster every few months announcing their initiatives; the poster is called Making Policy Public, or MPP. This time around, they are...
Tropolism 2009-06-16 19:14:00
Tropolism made it into the top 10 of the MoPo 2009 list of most popular architecture weblogs (written in English by primarily one person, and vetted by this or that metric) again this year, except moving up to slot...
Tropolism 2009-06-11 13:51:56
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Tropolism 2009-06-10 20:23:22
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been an embarrassment of riches this summer. Roxy Paine's rooftop installation is an artwork so right for its summer vista (in a way the Madison Square Park installation was not), and so right...
Tropolism 2009-06-09 14:26:46
Atlantic Yards by Frank O. Gehry: we never liked it. It might be too big. It was a stadium for basketball, a sport we just don't care about and whose only reference point for us is "Madison" "Square" We Knocked...
Tropolism 2009-04-28 21:36:11
Title: Le Corbusier And The Maisons Jaoul Author: Caroline Maniaque Benton Publication Date: April 2, 2009 Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press ISBN: 9781568988009 Available at Amazon. The Maisons Jaoul, two weekend houses designed by Le Corbusier representing a period of...
Tropolism 2009-04-07 19:07:58
Radiant Copenhagen documents the future of Copenhagen. Marking up a GoogleWiki maplike thing, artists Anders Bojen, Kristoffer Řrum, Kaspar Bonnén, and Rune Graulund have created a new future, one that is at once probable and entirely fantastic. Kind of...
Tropolism 2009-04-03 13:30:48
Title: Geologics: Geography, Information, and Architecture Author: Vincente Guallart Publication Date: April 2009 Publisher: Actar ISBN: 9788495951618 Available at Amazon. Oh great, another book with swoopy land-looking mountainbuildings, you might be thinking. Another snapshot of an architect with way too...
Tropolism 2009-04-02 15:07:06
Back from Brazil! In this second installment of Arquiteto ou Engenheiro? we bring you more contractor comedy gold, mostly from South America, one from Europe, and one which look like a mishap in suburban Georgia....
Tropolism 2009-03-17 19:26:25
"Brick Bldg, Lg Windows w/ Xlent Views, Partially Furnished, Renowned Architect" is John Baldessari's new installation at the Haus Lange from 1928, in Krefeld, Germany. The project furnishes the house with Baldessari's surreal nose- and ear-shaped furniture. In addition,...
Tropolism 2009-03-16 17:04:08
[photos courtesy of Rain Yan Wang] Earlier this month, the U.S. Pavilion from the 2008 Venice Biennale opened at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the New School. Into the Open: Positioning Practice attempts to realign architectural thought...
Tropolism 2009-03-11 13:06:46
The Hemeroscopium House, by Ensamble Studio in Madrid, is a refined combination of heavy infrastructural pieces. The pieces are stacked; the resulting spaces are a house. Most awesome is the pool deck, entirely under what is typically used for...
Tropolism 2009-03-04 19:02:34
Title: Hybrids II Author: Aurora Fernández Per, Javier Mozas Publication Date: Autumn 2008 Publisher: a+t ediciones ISSN: 1132-6409 Hybrids II, the sequel to Hybrids I (about high-rise mixed-use buildings), published earlier in 2008, continues a+t's beautiful large-format periodical series....
Tropolism 2009-03-02 22:36:17
Last week?s world premiere of Brooklyn DIY brought a motley crowd of artists, performers, and groupies to MoMa. Through interviews and photographs, the film documents the ?creative renaissance? of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Employing an ambiguous timeline, the narrative favors subjective...
Tropolism 2009-02-25 13:00:29
Pruned proposes a zine that goes where MONU and Pin-Up so far have stayed away: scatology and porn. As most architectural magazines do. But Pruned's proposal for BUTT magazine (not to be confused with the real BUTT Magazine, pictured,...
Tropolism 2009-02-24 15:43:01
On August 29, 2005, Katrina made landfall in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was their 9-11. In an effort to help rebuild the city, the Biloxi Model Home Program paired design professionals with families affected by the disaster. ?This program approaches...
Tropolism 2009-02-24 13:00:27
1. Ningbo Historic Museum by Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Photo by Iwan Baan, found at ArchDaily. 2. Pedreres de s'Hostal, by Josep Triay Tudurí, via Pruned. 3. The historic quarry of Denia, Spain, at Vicente Guallart....
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