May 2005: Architecture
The list of prejudes against Rroma communities is long. Smelly, dirty, criminal – but in fact the opposite is true. A insight look into Rroma houses and ideas about how to fight poverty within the communities. Read more
No more space left, but the urgent need for more apartments? Easy, simply build over existing structures, upon a highway for instance. Nonsense? Not in Berlin – going down Highway 104 you drive right through the heart of a 14 store high tower block. Read more
The One Day Long Squat.
A rundown building turns into a self-organised carnival. A short experiment to introduce squats to downtown Budapest Read more
A few more of us.
Communism is gone. But a specific housing style stayed. Resistant as crockroaches: about Romanian student dormitories. Read more
A mirror of 150 years history
Today Café Gerbeaud became a tourist trap. But yet there is more to the building than tasty gateaus and fine chocolates. Read more
Plotki likes Art. Plotki likes Artists. And that is why we feature one of them each Update. This month: The world through the lense of Piotr Guzik, photographer from Kraków, Poland. Read more
Where have all the lights gone? Visiting the desert city one will soon be disappointed. Las Vegas is no more the city of night, of gamblers or lonely soldiers of fortune. The once blinking metropol became a destination for families on foot (German). Read more
Blocks can be found both in the east and west. The times when they were a symbol for modernism and unrestricted quality of life are over. Now people blame them for many shortcomings and even for their own dissatisfaction. That’s not right. Read more
Join us on our journey through virtual cities, exploring the ties between romanticism and post-modern architecture!