May 2005: Architecture

EDITORIAL

ARCHITECTURE
Plotkisty look behind the walls…
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The Development Lesson

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

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Die Schlange – Schöner Wohnen

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

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Waiting for resurrection?

An photo essay that lost its story between time and space

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Sacralizing Space

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

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A few centimeters of you

A few more of us.
Communism is gone. But a specific housing style stayed. Resistant as crockroaches: about Romanian student dormitories. Read more

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Cafe Gerbeaud

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

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PLOTKI ‘ N ART

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

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Las Vegas revisited

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

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PlotkiBlok

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

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Two Cities

Join us on our journey through virtual cities, exploring the ties between romanticism and post-modern architecture!

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NEW from Plotkisty

Plotkisty are multi-taskers. Read about the official Film Release of NETTO, directed by Robert Thalheim and about a Workshop on Migration in Praha, organised by Marek Canek, Multicultural Center Prague and Alice Szczepanikova, Budapest. Read more

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