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Arne Quinze perceives his Stilthouses like human beings. They appear fragile and shaky, only standing on small, narrow legs, and look as though they might collapse any minute. People possess the same fragility but also an enormous flexibility to adapt to any situation with which they are confronted. It is man’s equilibrium that Quinze wants …

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“The sun is setting on our idealistic and preservationist views of the natural world. The slow burn of evolutionary change, its endless generations, duplicating and multiplying with gradual mutation and variation is coming to an end. Now, as we stalk the strange and unfamiliar landscapes of robotics, bio technology and ubiquitous computing we are beginning …

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Thom Mayne landscape studies? I’m not 100% sure what these are, but Lebbeus Woods did a pretty thorough write-up on what he thought was going on in Thom Mayne’s head while making these: read here Some words that stimulated my interest was when Lebbeus Woods starts to talk about a new way of living or moving …

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“The coastal village of Happisburgh in North Norfolk is falling into the sea,” we read in their pamphlet. It’s a victim of rising sea levels, climate change and government inaction. While other villages would simply pack everything up and leave, never to return, the duo imagines a condition between flight and colonization, between temporary settlement and permanent …

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