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Architecture That Defies Death
The architect-couple Arakawa and Madelaine Gins who are responsible for the Reversible Destiny Lofts have a lot more in their ouevre of conceptual fountain-of-life-inspired structures. After we covered the whimsical apartment building they designed...
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Tropolism: PIN-UP
Tropolism has been highlighting their favorite architectural magazines this week. Among the best (and a great gift to surprise the favorite architect on your list) is PIN-UP, a brand-new magazine that plays with the idea of architecture as eye candy...
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Tropolism: John Powers
Rekindling dormant grade and grad school fantasies at Tropolism today, Brooklyn-based artist John Powers' geometric sculptures, installations, drawings, and paintings reference fine art, pop culture, and his own obsessively imagined, completely...
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Tropolism: Implant Matrix Installation
Today Tropolism directs our attention to the futuristic work of architects-cum-sculptors Philip Beesley and Will Elsworthy who recently debuted their Implant Matrix installation at the electronic media arts center Interaccess' show "Scale...
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Tropolism: Your Hidden City Grows
The biggest recent news on Tropolism: Your Hidden City, the first open-source architectural contest, has produced about 560 entries! Over 160 entrants have submitted, rumors of a gallery show are circulating, and you still have until 5pm on 10 March...
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Tropolism Hidden City Contest
After a week of very subtle buildup, Tropolism is pleased to announce the first open-sourced architectural contest, Your Hidden City. The contest is simple: post your photos (with a caption) to our public Flickr pool (or email them to us for posting...
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This Week in Tropolism
It was all about elevated public parks. Visiting the High Line (getting oh so close to stepping on it), while seeing some great art. Visiting the press junket for 55 Water Street, a park we designed in 2002. And, visiting the lovely new park at...
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Tropolism
The world of Cool Hunting expands again: please welcome Tropolism to our little family. Tropolism explores the city through the eyes of architects. It calls attention to the art of architects, finds urban beauty wherever it may be, and otherwise...