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Lotus 138 (2009)

Leslie Sklair’s presentation of the transnational capitalist class and its influences on contemporary architecture in globalizing cities and the debate between Umberto Eco and Vittorio Gregotti on the end of design act as a background to another story in which architecture is formulating the elements of its disciplinary raison d’être.

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Leslie Sklair
La classe capitalista transnazionale
e l’architettura contemporanea nelle città globali
The Transnational Capitalist Class
and Contemporary Architecture in Globalizing Cities

Mario Carpo
The Bubble and the Blob

Junya Ishigami + Associates
Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, Kanagawa, Japan

Bosch Architects
Ronald McDonald House, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Álvaro Siza Vieira
Museo MADRE, Napoli

Josep Llinàs Carmona
Biblioteca Jaume Fuster, Barcelona

Antonio Citterio and Partners
Asilo nido campus industriale GlaxoSmithKline, Verona

Dominique Perrault Architecte
Ewha Womans University, Seoul

Barnard Nexus, New York

Diller Scofidio + Renfro
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Juan Navarro Baldeweg
Teatros del Canal, Madrid

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The New York Times Building, New York

Grafton Architects
Università Bocconi, Milano

Aires Mateus
Centro de artes de Sines, Sines, Portugal

Studio Valle Architetti Associati
Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Vicenza

Umberto Eco
Sulla fine del design / On the End of Design

Vittorio Gregotti
Re: Sulla fine del design / Re: On the End of Design

Pietro Valle
Si può ancora parlare di Realismo in architettura?
Can We Still Speak of Realism in Architecture?