MAS Context is a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio that addresses issues that affect the urban context. Its aim is to provide a comprenhensive view of a topic by the active participation of... More > people from different fields and different perspectives. It instigates the debate.< Less
ENERGY. It’s what gets us from here to there. Out of bed, to the moon, across town, to the core of the issue. It hurries the pace of civilization, and it’s positing the planet with... More > problems of a shape and scope never before seen. Or dealt with. It takes energy to deal. And here’s the real deal: energy is power. Start here.
MAS Context is a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio that addresses issues that affect the urban context. Its aim is to provide a comprenhensive view of a topic by the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives. It instigates the debate.< Less
AMUSEMENT is in context. That seems imperfectly meta and self-referential, but to find something funny or entertaining relies entirely on perspective and circumstance. Enjoyment is found in the... More > heart of the beholder. It’s personal. And the person creating the event, the statement, the idea, the passage will, like any artist with an eye, see what he or she can get away with. J’amuse? You muse. MAS Context is a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio that addresses issues that affect the urban context. Its aim is to provide a comprenhensive view of a topic by the active participation of people from different fields and different perspectives. It instigates the debate.< Less
INFORMATION is all around us. We produce it and consume it constantly. We process it, visualize it and immediately discard it. Inevitably, our everyday life revolves around INFORMATION. For these... More > reasons, we talked to those leading the pack with their ideas and work. We wanted to know the opportunities, challenges, trends and mistakes of the so-called Information Age. Digest your new set of INFORMATION.< Less
Go public. From the successful spaces designed to be enjoyed by the community to the tools citizens have to influence those areas, common or not. From new design methods that create extraordinary... More > opportunities to decisions that challenge our basic public structures. And all this through documentation, investigation and idealization of what can be done; because we believe in the power of PUBLIC. Yes, that is you.< Less
University Works relates some of the most promising architecture work developed in universities around the world during the recent academic years. This work has been selected by curators directly... More > involved at each of the universities. University Works wants to know and share what is produced in different contexts, establish parallels, understand challenges, and discover opportunities.
Discuss, Enjoy, Participate.< Less
We live in a world where everything - politics, economy, ecology, society and culture - is strongly connected. They create the apparent and illusive NETWORKS that shape our cities and the way we... More > experience them. We explore some of them, whether physical or virtual, formal and informal, to understand their possibilities and power in our lives.< Less
Conflicts are an inevitable part of our society. Their origins can be political, economic or social; their outcomes physically and emotionally impact cities and countries, economies and societies; we... More > can't avoid them. It's the moment to discuss the consequences and how design can be a useful tool to address them.< Less
The urban conditions around us are constantly changing. With a faster or slower SPEED, the built environment is transformed as it does the way we experience and engage with it. In this issue we will... More > be looking at the pace in which physical and social changes happen and the consequences and opportunities available.< Less
If firmness, utility, and delight are the enduring pinnacles of architectural achievement, then it would appear architecture’s moral destiny is a foregone conclusion. But is it possible that... More > opportunities for valuable cultural insight are being lost out of deference to this legacy? We examine forces, trends, and ideas that enhance the significance of the built environment despite, or due to, their deviant nature.
Contributions by Atelier Olschinsky, Nick Axel, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Vladimir Belogolovsky, Michael Chen, formlessfinder, The Freise Brothers, Iker Gil, Tom Keeley, Emilio López-Galiacho, Jürgen Mayer H., Antonio Rull, Paul Shepheard, John Szot, Lebbeus Woods and Luis Urculo who is also the cover designer.
MAS Context, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, addresses issues that affect the urban context.< Less