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The house that Jack built


“Post-occupancy” has become a trendy buzzword in architectural circles, but how many architects are really prepared to make a break in their busy schedules to go and see how their completed buildings are actually being used?
Read more at ‘The house that Jack built’, on Parallel Lies, as Momus signs off, leaving Venice.

The Architect who fell to Moscow


“The early years of the Soviet Union were a time of seemingly limitless possibilities for utopian re-invention, and they favoured a particularly restless species of creative genius.”
Read more at: The Architect who fell to Moscow, on Parallel Lies.

Build Nothing


“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..” says Momus in; Build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything

Will Work for Likes!


Architects take note! The new likenomics has arrived! Read more via our Venice correspondent; architects have had to learn a new refrain: “Will work for likes!” Read full post here.

Down with emotional connection!


“Architecture as a discipline can be cold, esoteric, intellectually demanding, and sometimes theoretically pretentious. And that’s how we like it”
via our special correspondent at Parallel Lies.

Google Dominion


About ten years ago architectural theorist Bruco Snith began to notice that when he fed his own name into Google’s search box the message came back “Did you mean: Bruce Smith?” or simply “Showing results for Bruce Smith”. Read More…

Press Preview


“Three’s company, two is heterofascism.” That’s the motto of Macfarlane Hundred, a provocative young Scottish architect currently showing an installation called Heterofascist Park in Venice. Read more…