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Drawings of Kashbah by Piet Blom in Blom, P. en Borssum H., Wonen als stedelijk dak, Bussum, 1965
Source: kasbah.nu

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"Men woont niet in de woning alleen. Woning is een klein deel van wat totaal aan ieder mens ter beschikking staat als leefruimte."

Piet Blom

http://www.kasbah.nu/index.php?page=het-stedelijk-dak

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"A building under construction is much more beautiful then when it is finished."

— Frank Gehry

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Frank Lloyd Wright, Morris Store, San Francisco, California, 1948-1949

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Rietveld Schröder Huis, Utrecht

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Kanaleneiland, Utrecht

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Ruins of a miniature world.

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" Buildingstudio aims to blur the boundaries between architecture, art, craft and thinking. Rather than separate disciplines, buildingstudio treats each as essential to the larger realm of building. “
Source: buildingstudio.net

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"Have you destroyed everything in your country that brings you bad memories?"

— Alisa Mysliu (2012)

http://albanianpyramids.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/the-dark-side-of-the-pyramid/#more-1474

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Photo: Nina van Hoogstraten

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" Today there’s a huge increase in nostalgia - we all respect the past more than ever - but also a corresponding reduction of memory. It is easy to think of preservation as the opposite of development: there are architects, who make change, and there is preservation, which resists change. But preservation itself has become an element of radical transformation without us realizing it. "

" We discovered a phenomenon we call "Thinning" for want of a better name (but maybe we conclude it is a perfect name). Thinning means that larger and larger territories are inhabited by our culture but the intensity of use is diminishing. We are suffering a compromised and diminishing ability to inhabit our world and to make sure that our world evolves in a coherent manner. "
Source: AMO

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Gerrit Rietveld and model for the Schröder House (l) and wrap-around windows in the Schröder House eastern corner (r).
(Source: phaidon)

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"If everywhere ends up a bit
Nordic, would you just lust after
some good old fashioned
smoking chaos?"

Andrew Tuck (2011)

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Monocle24TheUrbanist