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About ZAPP URBANISM

This is a little independent tabloid magazine looking into three expanding fields of Architecture, Not Architecture, and Not Not Architecture between ancient and future time and space.

ZAPP Urbanism Issue 25 – Storm – Fall 2011

New Zapp Urbanism Issue is out! Enjoy.

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Egg City: Chapter 418 – The Family Dog As Context

From May 28th through June 26th Architecture For Art (A for A) Will be featuring work by architect/artist Andrew MacNair along with work by painters Guy Nouri and Liane Torre. Opening party is from 5pm – 7pm, May 28th. A … Continue reading

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What A 100 Year-Old Race To The South Pole Teaches Us About Design

Adam Erlebacher Design informs most of what we come in contact with whether it is architecture, mobile devices, cars, software and web services, or a school’s curriculum. Sentences are designed, edited down so they convey meaning with efficient elegance. “Good” design delights … Continue reading

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Zero To Z

Peter Collins CHANGING IDEALS IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE: The Mechanical Analogy, Beginning of Chapter Of the various analogies used in the nineteenth century to clarify the principles of a new architecture, probably the only one to equal in importance the biological analogy has been the … Continue reading

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Split Surface: Highline 23

Neil Denari + Andrew MacNair Project Notes from Office of Neil Denari Architect Developed by Alf Naman and currently in construction, HL23 is a 14 floor condominium tower that responds to a unique and challenging site directly adjacent to the High … Continue reading

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Miami SeaplaneTerminal on Biscayne Bay

Jacob Brillhart   The Miami Sea Plane Terminal, a stilted buoy, is tethered to Miami’s memory of building and landscape in Biscayne Bay. Looking back, the Stilted Buoy is inspired by the resilience of Stiltsville and pays homage to Jeanne Claude … Continue reading

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What is Art and What is Beauty?

Maciej Rocki   Philosophy of art traditionally deals with aesthetics asking two questions: what is art and what is beauty? These two questions are typical of western philosophy. Let’s move away from western philosophy and go east. The first Sanskrit literature … Continue reading

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