We all set our personal and physical boundaries. They are important to keep us running as well as sane. Other boundaries, established by people, countries or nature are used to define edges, separate... More > two entities, and interrupt natural flows such as human migrations and ecosystems. Natural and artificial boundaries exist and will continue to do so in one way or another. Is it possible, then, to rethink what a boundary is, what its potential in our society can be, and if we even need them?
Contributions by Lawrence Abrahamson, Paola Aguirre, Alaska, Noël Ashby, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Odile Compagnon, Killian Doherty, Sharon Haar, Interboro Partners, Sean Lally, Teaque Lenahan, Meredith Ludwig, Dennis Milam, Carl H. Nightingale, Jason Pickleman, Yorgos Rimenidis, Brian Rose, Julia Sedlock, Mario Vaquerizo, and Larry Mayorga, who is the guest cover designer.< Less
This issue continues to make visible the invisible conditions present around us that inform the way we engage with the city. At the same time, we are bringing forgotten landscapes, hidden away... More > systems and lost environments back to the forefront of the discussion, all of them significant in our history and waiting to be reexamined.
Contributions by Jim Abele, Lorenz Bürgi, Chris Carlsson, Andrew Clark, Annette Ferrara, Iker Gil, Carolina González Vives, Pedro Hernández, Zahra Jewanjee, Jon Johnstone, David Karle, Manuel Lima, Joanna Livieratos, Pablo Martínez, Mark McGinnis, Richard Mosse, OMNIBUS, Antonio Petrov, Stefanie Posavec, Salottobuono, Mar Santamaría, Ya’el Santopinto, and Jonathan Wong. Guest cover designer is Anthony Burrill.< Less
The concept of ownership, the exclusive rights and control over a property of any kind, has existed for centuries and in all cultures. Whether state, collective or personal, ownership is probably one... More > of the most determining factors not only in defining our built environment but in the way we have shaped our society. But what if the way we live has changed? Can we redefine ownership to adapt it to the needs of the society? Can that redefinition provide new opportunities for our built environment? This issue will be dedicated to examining ownership in our current culture, ancient traditions, legal system and physical environment.
Contributions by Martin Adolfsson, William F. Baker, Kate Bingaman Burt, Eleanor Chapman, Santiago Cirugeda, Killian Doherty, Kirby Ferguson, Pedro Hernández, Jeanne Gang, Iker Gil, Network Architecture Lab, Quilian Riano, Denise Scott Brown, Richard F. Tomlinson II, XAM, and KLAUS who is the cover designer.< 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