Author Archives: oz

Book Watch | Orientalists

During the nineteenth century, European and American artists flocked to Eastern cultures, from Morocco to India. Their works fueled the exotic and mythical perception of the Orient with cinematic depictions of islamic culture that continue to influence the arts today. … Continue reading

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Gaming’s Repurposed Spaces

Since the turn of the century, repurposed spaces have proliferated, spurred by 21st century cultural influences and the green initiative. It’s redefining the urban fabric, evident here in Lower Manhattan where the world’s commercial mecca has become increasingly residential since … Continue reading

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Book Watch | From Burma to Chicago

21st-Century Masterpieces – Architecture of the New Millennium “A concise overview of the most extraordinary landmarks built around the world since the turn of the millennium including stadia, theatres, museums, offices, government buildings, chapels and retail spaces. Features such noteworthy … Continue reading

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Book Watch | Massive Black, Monochrome & More

Book Watch is a new periodic feature highlighting noteworthy upcoming and recent releases in architecture, design and photography. On occasion, this will include books not yet revealed to the general public and newly discovered older titles of note. A concerted … Continue reading

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Architecture by Subtraction

We are somewhat conditioned to think of architecture via construction. Yet this isn’t always the case. In Mahabalipurum, India reside five Rathas temples, Chariots of the Gods, carved from a single to five large slabs of granite (sources vary). Known … Continue reading

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March Arrives

Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) in Brooklyn, resides the former Grand Union Tea Company warehouse. Entering the understated foyer one is greeted by welcoming aromas from a small coffee bar, wedged next to a staircase. One that leads … Continue reading

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A Cross Section with Mark Magazine

Through issue sixteen of the superlative MARK Magazine, Tino Schaedler and Alice Charlotte have offered a commentary on the production design of Hollywood’s latest releases. In an ArTect.net online exclusive, three of the articles originally featured in the Cross Section … Continue reading

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Zion Control

Infinite white spaces have proliferated as a basis for virtual realities, exemplified by the Matrix film trilogy. In the most iconic example, an armory session begins with gun racks rushing toward the screen. A visual demonstrated in the trailers that … Continue reading

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Interior Morphology

The clutter within modern interiors has created a disjointed occupation of space. The bulk of modern devices from televisions to air conditioners consume valuable real estate while negatively influencing aesthetics. Unsightly cords and cables tether us to walls. Even seamless … Continue reading

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nous

As a site dedicated to architecture and design in media, I’m remiss for not having mentioned nous. “A gallery, network, and publication with an initiative to expose and promote design qualities inherent in digital media and technologies for architecture and … Continue reading

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