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.

STP (No Matter Where I Go, It Is Never Home)

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If you lived here… you’d be a Modernist by now.

From the “University Grove Neighborhood Website”:  The University Grove neighborhood, tucked in a quiet, wooded corner next to the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, is a showcase of midwestern residential architecture. The 103 homes built for professors and administrators over a 60-year period represent an “architectural time capsule” of modern America according to a 1989 article about the neighborhood in The New York Times. The result is a mix of family homes, from modern to traditional, side-by-side. What ties the homes together is the visual continuity of openness between individual lots and street setbacks.