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News: Architect Paul Raff wins Arts Medal

The text I wrote that accompanied architect Paul Raff’s winning submission for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada‘s Allied Arts Medal has been reproduced in Canadian Architect magazine. A pavilion by Paul Raff Studio. Image:

Sign as Space + Space as Sign = Architecture as Art

This is wild: For the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the Korean architectural firm Mass Studies has created a phenomenal layering of signs and symbols that transforms the Korean pavilion into first, a curious and bewildering puzzle, then a tasteless, junky theme park and finally an impressively well-conceived interactive, multidimensional space. The rendering for the Korean pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. Image:
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