If firmness, utility, and delight are the enduring pinnacles of architectural achievement, then it would appear architecture’s moral destiny is a foregone conclusion. But is it possible that opportunities for valuable cultural insight are being lost out of deference to this legacy? We examine forces, trends, and ideas that enhance the significance of the built environment despite, or due to, their deviant nature.
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MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context. Each issue delivers a comprehensive view of a single topic through the active participation of people from different fields and different perspec- tives who, together, instigate the debate. MAS Context is a not for profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois.
Aberration. That was the title chosen for this issue after much discussion between us. “Pathology” and “appropriation” were some of the other working titles that we bounced back and forth but we felt were too wide or too pointed, not capturing exactly what we were interested in exploring. Aberration was open enough to allow multiple interpretations but, at the ...read more
Luis Urculo, (Madrid 1978). Licensed in the ETSAM Technical School of Senior Architecture, Madrid (December, 2006), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Institute of Design in Chicago. In 2004 he founds Motocross and in 2006 he establishes his own studio.
He develops a work of small and indefinite architecture in an opened format. '“I no longer know what...read more