Links Without Buildings

[image via Dezeen]

  • The Kivik Pavilion, in Österlen, Sweden — a collaboration between architect David Chipperfield and artist Antony Gormley. An elegant project by two of my favorites. [Dezeen]

  • “With the increasing extension of the press…an increasing number of readers became writers – at first, occasional ones… And today there is hardly a gainfully employed European who could not, in principle, find an opportunity to publish somewhere or other comments on his work, grievances, documentary reports, or that sort of thing. Thus, the distinction between author and public is about to lose its basic character. The difference becomes merely functional; it may vary from case to case. At any moment the reader is ready to turn into a writer. …Literary license is now founded on polytechnic rather than specialized training and thus becomes common property.” -Walter Benjamin, predicting blogs and blog commenting, in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 1936.

  • 20 sublimely abandoned buildings including a Russian water park that, if you didn’t know what it was, you’d probably describe as “It looked like, um…a Russian water park or something.” [WebUrbanist]

  • Market Urbanism: economics for urbanists. I still don’t get it. [via Agents of Urbanism]

  • Exploring Mars, terrorist caves, and urban environs with a fully-autonomous, robotic, adaptable tinker-toy. [Pruned]

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Jimmy Stamp

Jimmy Stamp is a freelance writer, researcher, and recovering architect. He has contributed to The Guardian, Wired, Smithsonian, The Journal of Architectural Education, and many other websites and publications. His first book Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale comes out in spring 2016. If you're looking for writer with a penchant for Piranesi and pop culture, or if you just want to say hi, you can find him on twitter @LifeSansBldgs or instagram or email him at

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