1. The Plan is a Society of Rooms*: Goldenberg House by Louis Kahn (1959)


    The Goldenberg House is a 1959 unbuilt project by Louis Kahn for an area in Montgomery County near Philadelphia. This work couples previous Kahn’s compositional themes with some degrees of experimentation in the spatial relationships between geometrical forms. The central patio is the …

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    floor plan, House, Kahn, Architecture

  2. Miniatura (Searching Analogous Relations in São Paulo’s Incongruous Reality)


    Bruna Canepa is an illustrator, architect, writer for the music blog Suppaduppa and co-founder of Miniatura, a project she created with architect and artist Ciro Miguel in 2011. The incongruences of São Paulo’s built environment are interpreted and accentuated through a practice of …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/07/miniatura-searching-analogous-relations-in-sao-paulos-incongruous-reality/

    collages, drawings, illustrations, sao paulo, Architecture, Art, Culture, Territories

  3. Charles Minard’s Infographic of Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia


    (Click the image to zoom) “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée française dans la campagne de Russie en 1812-1813″ is a graphical depiction of the losses of French Army during Napoleon’s ruinous invasion of Russia of 1812-13, (cf. War and Peace by L.T…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/06/charles-minards-infographic-of-napoleons-invasion-of-russia/

    , Territories

  4. Phantom Landscapes by Yang Yongliang


    The scenes created by Shanghai-based artist Yang Yongliang follow the composition rules of traditional Chinese Shan shui paintings but reinterpret them through the modern medium of photography. The pictures work on a double level: from far away they appear as mountainous landscapes in…

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    chinese, cities, Collage, photography, Art, Territories

  5. "Red Line (Siege)" by Gianni Pettena (1972)


    Artist, architect and teacher, Gianni Pettena was part of the original wave of radical Italian architectes of 1960′s and 1970′s together with Superstudio, Archizoom, Sottsass, (among many others). Similarly to Ugo la Pietra, Pettena’s practice was particularly oriented to…

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    action, line, performance, Architecture, Art, Territories

  6. The Victory Atlas: Collages by Elena Damiani


    Elena Damiani (Lima 1979) is an artist based in London, concerned with “the conceptual significance of archives and the persistency with memory in a society fearful of forgetting”. Her practice develops along the lines of a collector of books, photographs, videos and record. All the…

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    Collage, maps, Art, Culture, Territories

  7. Lo Kyung-me’s Rooms in Black Ink


    Lo Kyung-me is a young illustrator who works primarily with black ink on silk or paper. She is currently based in New York City, but is originally from Korea. Here is a series of her works (and details of them) which include endless sequences of rooms one opened on the other and divided through…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/01/lo-kyung-mes-rooms-in-black-ink/

    Black and White, illustration, ink, korean, Art, Territories

  8. Norio Nakamura’s Simple Lines


    Norio Nakamura is a Japanese illustrator, art director, advertiser and graphic designer, head of the Norio Nakamura Production Office. His works range from posters and children books, to infographics, book covers and small objects of design all characterized by a precise and minimal style. He…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/30/norio-nakamuras-simple-lines/

    graphic, illustration, Japan, Art

  9. The Invention of Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha’s Photographs and Drawings of LA Apartments


    Ed Ruscha‘s fascination with Los Angeles was chronicled by two photographic publications the artist dedicated to the city’s gasoline stations (1963) and to its apartments (1965). The new environment and its mobile landscape deeply influenced Ruscha’s work once he moved there…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/30/the-invention-of-los-angeles-edward-ruschas-photographs-and-drawings-of-la-apartments/

    drawings, los angeles, photography, ruscha, Architecture, Art, Territories

  10. Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, the “Eastern Castle” in the Syrian Desert


    Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi or “the Eastern Castle”, (the Arabic term Qasr means a fortified structure for monitoring a region), is situated 97km North-East of Palmyra in the middle of the Syrian desert. It was built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik between 728 and 729 on a…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/28/qasr-al-hayr-al-sharqi-the-eastern-castle-in-the-syrian-desert/

    ancient, Archeology, castle, fortification, Syria, Architecture, Territories

  11. Building Fragile Cities: Paper Models by Stephanie Beck


    Stephanie Beck produces intricate paper sculptures, topographies or maze-like invented cities which play on different scales of perception: the houses might be seen as models but they also are 1:1 sculptures or birdcages. The cut-out paper structures look at the same time like unfinished …

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/27/building-fragile-cities-paper-models-by-stephanie-beck/

    cities, models, Paper, white, Architecture, Art

  12. Unnatural Perspectives by Morimura Ray


    Born in Tokyo in 1948, painter Morimura Ray graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and began his career as a painter using abstract, geometric forms, later turning to woodblock printmaking. According to his profile description in Wikipedia France, his early career as a non-figurative artist…

    Read more on: http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/26/unnatural-perspectives-by-morimura-ray/

    drawings, illustration, Landscape, Art, Territories