Issue 12


Guest edited by John Szot
Graphic design by Iker Gil
Cover by Luis Urculo

If firmness, utility, and delight are the enduring pinnacles of architectural achievement, then it would appear architecture’s moral destiny is a foregone conclusion. But is it possible that opportunities for valuable cultural insight are being lost out of deference to this legacy? We examine forces, trends, and ideas that enhance the significance of the built environment despite, or due to, their deviant nature.

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The Potential of the Territory Beyond

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context, and John Szot, guest editor of this issue

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The Only Possible World

Essay by Paul Shepheard

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Architecture Without Idealism (Of A Sort)

Essay and project by John Szot

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Game of Ornaments

Vladimir Belogolovsky interviews Jürgen Mayer H.

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Metropol Parasol

Essay by Ethel Baraona Pohl with photographs by Antonio Rull

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Boom Bust Rubble Dust

Essay by Tom Keeley

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Terrible Beauty

Essay by Lebbeus Woods followed by an interview with him by John Szot

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Illustrations by Atelier Olschinsky

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Dysfunctional Landmarks

Projects by Emilio López-Galiacho

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Something Exceptional

Projects by Luis Urculo

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F*ck Your Tectonics

Profile and interview with NYC’S Formlessfinder by John Szot

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Unseen Realities

Illustrations by the Freise Brothers

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Immanent Cartography

Essay and photographs by Nick Axel