Issue 4


Graphic design by Iker Gil
Cover by Jimenez Lai

Living is the fourth issue of MAS Context. This issue explores how living is unique, complex, mutable, rough, trendy, and enjoyable. It ultimately defines who we are. Living diagrams trends, explores transforming cities, interviews film directors, reflects on cinema, showcases typologies, portraits social conditions, and visualizes the future. Discuss, enjoy, share, and participate.

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Living Facts

MAS Context selects facts and numbers about the way we live around the world.

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Survivor Maracaibo

Architects Karla Sierralta and Brian Strawn share their experience living in Maracaibo, where informal inventions address social and economic conditions

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Assembly Required

Andrew Clark introduces the packages, pieces and steps behind the styled and priced dioramas by Ikea

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A Frame of Mind

Essay Paul Mougey

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Selling Lifestyle

Iker Gil interviews Eric Bricker, director and producer of Visual Acoustics, a film that celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman

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Living in Cabrini

James Lockhart, a former resident of Cabrini Green, shares his memories with Iker Gil about growing up in the Chicago Public Housing.

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Places, Not Spaces

Architect and painter Maya Brittain examines the transformation of the Veneto region in Italy during the last thirty years

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Point Clouds

Graphic novel by architect Jimenez Lai

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Case Study #1: Nakagin Capsule Tower

Project by Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates

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Case Study #2: Walden 7

Project by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

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Case Study #3: The UFO Houses

Project based on a design by Matti Suuronen

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Case Study #4: The Whale

Project by Frits van Dongen of de Architekten Cie.

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Case Study #5: Linked Hybrid Complex

Project by Steven Holl Architects