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Almost 1100 men fought World War II as members of the US “Ghost Army“, the result of an uncommon lateral thinking in war strategy. Created for “tactical deception”, this unit had the task to deceive and confuse the enemy on the entity of US divisions, their resources and their movements, through the employment of inflatable tanks, soundtracks, fake radio transmissions and further camouflages. In an effort between military strategy and acting, more than twenty battlefields were staged between 1944 and 1945, starting in Normandy and ending in the Rhine River Valley. The members recruited (known as ghost soldiers) were students from New York and Philadelphia art schools, architects, stage designers, advertisers and sound technicians.

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Brooks + Scarpa Architects - Santa Monica - Architects Brooks + Scarpa has redefined the role of the architect and results in some of the most remarkable and exploratory design today. We do so by looking, questioning and reworking the very process of design and building. Each project appears as an opportunity to rethink the way things normally get done; to redefine and identify latent potential that exists inmaterials, form, construction and even financing—to, as Lawrence Scarpa says, make the “ordinary extraordinary.”

AA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE - Lectures Online BUSQUETS, Joan How Cities Can Be Better: New Emerging Urbanistic Culture Series: Student Lecture Date: 10/2/2012 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: Running time: 0 mins Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex Architects: Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex Location: Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark Client: Copenhagen Municipality, Realdania Budget: 11 MIO USD Area: 30,000 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Iwan Baan, Hasse Ferrold, Jens Lindhe, Maria da Schio, Torben Eskerod, Mike Magnussen General descriptionSuperkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 different nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it. Ranging from exercise gear from muscle beach LA to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia.

RNDRD RNDRD is a frequently updated feed of architectural drawings and models scanned from design publications throughout the 20th century. We do not publish photographs of completed work, only renderings: drawings, collage, models and graphics of all sorts. Our source materials are (mostly) out-of-print academic and trade journals. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes at MoMA A retrospective on the life and work of Le Corbusier opens today at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. This selection of drawings and paintings by the architect documents the various stages of his career, as presented in the exhibition. The first of five sections in Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes is entitled From the Jura Mountains to the Wide World and covers the early years of the architect's life. Born in 1887 under the name Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, he learnt to draw by exploring the landscape surrounding his home in Switzerland. Towards the end of this time he visited cities across Europe, including Vienna, Athens, Paris and Berlin.

Urban Analysis Marseille Architectuur Portfolio Michel van den Bogaard ‘Paul Virilio metaphorically predicted a future in which communication and transport networks would bring about the disappearance of public space. People in the network city would no longer be able to identify with a geographical location and would be doomed to a nomadic existence.’ OASE 53, Network Urbanism The contemporary city is involved in processes of globalization; they are the scenes of current technological, economical and cultural transformations. Areas are transformed into themed areas and different social groups are separated. Daily User Ranked Lists There’s not much information about helter skelters on Wikipedia, so we decided to find out more:Despite becoming a recent fixture at Victorian themed winter fairs and a perennial one at summer funfairs, the helter skelter is clearly modeled on a Victorian lighthouse, and so is originally and end of pier attraction. We found a picture from 1907 where the helter skelter is clearly labeled as a one and we even found one labeled a helter skelter at Coney Island, so perhaps its a term that did carry to the US. The architectural style is even referenced in a spire at Disneyland, the capital of the funfair world.An almost exclusively British term for a spiral fairground slide, helter skelter is known in the US from songs by the Beatles, Oasis and Genesis, and from the association with Charles Manson. In the UK its one of those things that every child can recognize, but which when you really look at, becomes strangely unfamiliar and weird – an architectural naked lunch.

book review / January 7th, 2013 • movingmemos, writings Cities Without Ground | ORO Editions, 2012 Recently MovingCities received Cities Without Ground [April 2012, ORO Editions], a publication by Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon and Clara Wong. The Archigram Archive [Image: From an "ongoing speculative proposal exploring the implications of cones of vision and their interaction with an existing neoclassical ‘temple’ on the River Thames in Henley, Berkshire," by Archigram/Michael Webb]. As of roughly 16 hours ago, the Archigram Archival Project is finally online and ready to for browsing, courtesy of the University of Westminster: the archive "makes the work of the seminal architectural group Archigram available free online for public viewing and academic study." The newly launched site includes more than 200 projects; "this comprises projects done by members before they met, the Archigram magazines (grouped together at no. 100), the projects done by Archigram as a group between 1961 and 1974, and some later projects." There are also brief biographies of each participating member of the collaborative group: Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron, and Michael Webb.

MVRDV La Grande Mosaique, MVRDV wins transformation 600ha former industry in Caen, Normandy SPLA, the public development agency in charge of the transformation of Presqu'ile de Caen, has chosen MVRDV out of 3 competitors to transform the 600ha area consisting of former industry and ports. The MVRDV plan envisions the future of Caen Presqu'ile as a collection of gardens surrounded by intensified urban area. It envisions Caen as attractive city with a connection to the sea whilst interventions improve landscape, environment, mobility and connections. The project is planned to last ten years or longer. MVRDV extended the scope by widening the transformation area beyond the geographic boundaries of the peninsula and sketching a vision also for the adjacent areas.

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