BKK (Conglomerate Urbanism)

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These complexes, also known as “Conglomerate Urbanism”, combine various individual building prototypes into often spectacular vertical environments, exaggerating the already complex organization of the informal city into a conglomerate object, and challenge in the process many conventional notions of urbanism, both formal and informal.

–Ferda Kolatan, Critic

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ORD (Waiting)

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As of 2015, O’Hare is the fourth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic with 875,136 aircraft movements and passenger volume topping out at  76,949,336. Yet, at 8am on a Wednesday in December, International Terminal No. 5 still has silent spaces for waiting/anxiety.

MSP (Whittier)

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Whittier was virtually silent this morning–as though the entire neighborhood was breathing in the election outcome, realizing down might be the only direction we go, and then deciding not to turn on the coffee maker this morning.