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One World Trade Center from Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Alessandro Orsini featured in Artribune on the status of architecture in New York

Here is How the New York Skyline is Changing

In a sense you could say that New York is its skyline. Or rather, the skyline tells perhaps better than any other key to understanding the evolution—and involution—of the city. Alessandro Orsini tells us in this article and in his book “Forma Urbana”. Reading the contemporary city as a living organism surrounded by a multi-dimensional reference system.

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Sifang Art Museum - Steven Holl Architects

The “Fundamentals” of Koolhaas were stated by Holl 25 years ago.

Alessandro Orsini writes on Il Giornale dell’Architettura about the Biennale 2014:

“Architecture is bound to situation,” wrote Steven Holl in his 1989 book Anchoring, a manifesto which became a major driving force through his entire career.

Under the direction of Rem Koolhaas, the next Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on “fundamentals” by comparatively looking at histories, attempting a reconstruction of how architecture finds itself in its current situation, and speculating on its future. In particular, the main section “Elements of Architecture” will pay close attention to the fundamentals of our buildings, used by all architects all the time—the floor, the wall, the ceiling, the roof, the door, the window, the façade, the stair, etc.—and examine how they have evolved over time, and how modernity has diminished vernacular specificity.

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