round I

'digital spatiality' // 'human' // 'machinic' // 3d renderings // a better reality // abstraction // activists // adaptation // agendas // aligning of interests // announce a new project // architects // asylum // Barcelona // Belgrade // Belgrade Waterfront // Belvedere Museum // better society // bodies // building site is boarded // business // camouflage // campaign for planning // Catalunya // certain look // collage // colloquial clichés // comic // communication // concrete reality and context // Construction Site // context // control // control system // convey the optimism of the time // corporate aesthetic // correlation between material wealth and urbanization // creative power // cropping in photography // density // design // design of council housing // displayed // duration // dutch manufacturer // elusive reality // emancipation // emotion // event // executed // experience // exploration of the city 360° around the site // featuring the impact // flux // forever // freezing the image of the street // generic and neutral language // gives shape // housing // humans // humor // idealist // identity // image making // imprint method // industrial // Intention // intention_vs_context // Internet // interpretation // Italy // Knightsbridge // land // language // large format printing // layers // library // linguistical properties // literal representation // livelihoods // logics that shape space // London // Maastricht // made reality // marketing // mask // mechanics of a new perception // mechanics of perception // memorial // Milan // mobility // mock-ups // modernity // modules // moments of confusion // monument // movement // neighborhoods // Netherlands // networks // new developments in relation to the existing context // organic // original // original value // ownership // panopticon // parallels // parking_lot // patina // people // Personal estate // persuasion // philosophy // physical // Piazza Liberty // planning // Playing instructions // population // popup // post-human // post-war // postindustrial // prefabrication // preservation of the urbanscape // prison // projection of a reality // promising spaces // property // public announcement // publication methods // publishing future buildings on site // real-state // real estate // relationships // relocating // rendered scenes // renderings // renovation // renovation projects // repetition // replica // representation // reproduction of the facade // restoration // romanticism // Rotterdam // round I // round II // samples // scaffolding // Score // selling properties // semi-utopian billboard images // shape of the place // silent fake replica // simplify // simulate // simulating a non-transformation // simulation // slogans // social Media // sound // sourcing // space // spaces // spacial transformations // spontaneous evolution // stake-holders // still-fictional apartment building // structures // struggle of forces // Switzerland // systems // technical // temporary infrastructures // temporary_vs_permanent // time // time between idea and its realization // to change the way of looking // to convey an image of future property // to illustrate the transition // to operate // to simulate // transformation // transit // transition // transportation // tries // unforeseeable // urbanists // urban transformation // utopian atmosphere // Venice carnival // Vienna // virtual // vision of transformation // visions and ideas into language // Waterfront // Workshop // wrapped facade // XIX Century // your future is here // Zurich

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