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Parallel Cities

At times, the visions for the future made by urban planners are so enthralling that they continue to coexist as a parallel reality of sorts alongside the real, built city. This is what happened in Hirtshals, a Danish town with a population of some 5,500.

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The Big Picture of Urban Policies

Global phenomena with long-term effects are often forgotten when talking about the processes of urban transformation.

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Spaces Made Differently

The book with a special name celebrates Raumlaborberlin, a Berlin-based architect collective, and its 25 years of existence.

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Thoughts on the Uncontrollability of the World

The resonance theory by the German sociologist Hartmut Rosa makes one question which aspects of construction we need to control and to what extent that control should be exercised.

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In the Grip of the Abstraction

Buildings and their characteristics should be seen in relation to the societal conditions that created them – not only as a form of aesthetic expression, Pier Vittorio Aureli suggests.

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Larger-Than-Life Creations

The tragic tales on unsuccesful buildings raise the question on what separates the creator from the creation.

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Are Suburbs Becoming More Urban?

The idea of a suburb as the opposite of the urban city centre is outdated, suggests a new book based on European examples.

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The Neglected Facade

The importance of facades has been forgotten in modern architectural design, Randall Korman argues in The Architecture of the Facade.