1. The 1960s Future Town of Motopia


      In 1959, English architect, town planner and landscape designer, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 – 1996) envisioned a project for a “future town” planning, radically addressing the issue of division among pedestrian paths and car roads. “Motopia”, the name chosen for h…

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    England, illustrations, new town, roads, Architecture, Territories

  2. The Labyrinthine Cemetery of Poggio Gaiella


    The mound of Poggio Gaiella (or Caiella / Cajella ) is one of the Etruscan tombs of Chiusi, situated in the outskirts of the town and adapted from a natural relief . The grave consists of a pillar room (dating from the first half of the fifth century BC), and believed to be the tomb of King …

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    archaeology, labyrinth, tomb, Architecture, Culture, Territories

  3. "Irrational and Useless" Monument: The Abu Dhabi Mastaba by Christo and Jeanne-Claude


    Since 1977 Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been working on their largest mastaba of oil barrels, a project conceived for the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The couple is mostly famous for their ephemeral monuments obtained by wrapping famous natural sites, sculptures or…

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    desert, monument, sculpture, Architecture, Art, Territories

  4. Jonas Gunerius Larsen’s “The Allotment Garden”


    Jonas Gunerius Larsen (1986) is a Norwegian architect who has a penchant for hand drawing. Kolonihagen (“The Allotment Garden”) is a project investigant an alternative form of settlement based on a grid system. The grid is an “overarching principle that consumes the site, the inf…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/21/jonas-gunerius-larsens-the-allotment-garden/

    drawings, Architecture, Art, Territories

  6. The Shape of Poetry: Carl Andre’s Typed Works


      With this post we begin a series investigating the use of the typed text as an artistic medium. To be honest the first post in this series appeared in 2011 with a single image from one work by Hendrick Nicolas Werkman, Dutch artist, typographer and printer, arguably one of the first to…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/17/the-shape-of-poetry-carl-andres-typed-works/

    andre, poem, poetry, typed, Art, Media

  7. Shadow Patterns: Paper Cuts by Callum Russell


    Callum Russell is a London-based artist who works on hand-cut paper illustrations. His images are characterized by strong contrasts and large shadows areas which design patterns and textures. The subject are usually street scenes, interior of train stations and bridges with silhouettes of…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/16/shadow-patterns-paper-cuts-by-callum-russell/

    Black and White, Paper, Art

  8. Tracking the End of the World: the Stanley R. Mickelsen Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Complex


    The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex was the United States’ first operational ABM (anti-ballistic missile) defense system. This outwordly base, a construction whose geometry resembles the ancient Mayan ruins found at Chichén Itzá (photo, below, taken by photographer Henry Sweet du…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/15/tracking-the-end-of-the-world-the-stanley-r-mickelsen-anti-ballistic-missile-defense-complex/

    defense, military, war design, Architecture, Culture, Technology

  9. "How does it function?" Illustrations by Thomas Vieille


    Thomas Vieille is a French comic artist and illustrator. His drawings employ a very clear and direct style, with color schemes reduced to black and white or to only two tones, to obtain very detailed descriptions. The drawings usually carry a narrative approach and combine irony with the will…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/14/how-does-it-function-illustrations-by-thomas-vieille/

    axonometry, illustration, section, Art, Territories

  10. The Endless Interior: Calgary’s Plus 15 Skywalk System


    The Plus15 Network as of 2014.From: http://calgaryplus15.com/   The Plus 15 (or +15) is the world’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk system, connecting more than 100 buildings in downton Calgary, Alberta, Canada at a height of 15 feet (approximately 4,5 metres) above street level….

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/13/the-endless-interior-calgarys-plus-15-skywalk-system/

    calgary, private public, walkways, Architecture, Territories

  11. The Field and the Nave: the Mezquita of Córdoba


      The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, also called the Mezquita, is a medieval Islamic mosque that was converted into a Catholic Christian cathedral in the Spanish city of Córdoba, Andalusia. The actual state of the building sums up an impressive layering of different epochs, styles and rel…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/11/the-field-and-the-nave-the-mezquita-of-cordoba/

    Cathedral, mosque, plan, Spain, Architecture

  12. Unnatural Landscapes in Naoya Hatakeyama’s Photographs


    Naoya Hatakeyama is a renowned Japanese photographer whose work focuses on the relationship between humans and their environment, both natural and urban. He’s particularly interested in visualizing how the human presence may shape the natural landscape or, on the other hand, how natural…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/09/unnatural-landscapes-in-naoya-hatakeyamas-photographs/

    industrial, photography, Art, Territories