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The Most Intriguing New Global Architecture Ideas You've Never Heard Of

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posted by infini (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
It's true - - I had no idea that Neostalkerism was so hot in Brazil these days.
posted by fairmettle at 6:19 AM on September 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

If any country was goingto make a NSFW contribution to an architecture biennale, it would have to be Brazil.
posted by Egg Shen at 6:57 AM on September 2, 2012

I don't get the point of the Brazilian one (other than it's good to be ultra-rich).
posted by octothorpe at 8:56 AM on September 2, 2012

I thought the "Peep" video was cute for its call-out to Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle. (The film is a nearly dialog-free satire of postwar consumerism set in a modern home.^ Conceptually, it may have influenced The Jetsons.)
posted by dhartung at 11:37 AM on September 2, 2012

Main thing I get from the video is that the house is designed so the servants can't separate themselves from the deepest intimate moments of their employers lives.

And for a house with servants, that is piss poor design.
posted by ocschwar at 12:05 PM on September 2, 2012

It’s an urban planning axiom that building more roads doesn’t make city centres less congested, it just brings more traffic. Banana Associates — showing in Venice at an exhibition entitled Christ, Enough Already! — apply the same principle to architecture. Their slogan is “Everything humans need has already been fucking built”.
posted by sebastienbailard at 1:57 PM on September 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

nytimes review of the biennale
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:28 PM on September 11, 2012

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