Mas issue bilbao a disappearing bilbao 01

A Disappearing Bilbao

Essay by Patxi Eguíluz
Mas issue vigilantism the reconstruction of approachability thumbnail

The Reconstruction of Approachability

Shawhin Roudbari and Germane Barnes interview Demar Matthews
Mas issue tokyo the future that never happened 01

The Future that Never Happened

Short essay by fala (Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luisa Soares)
Mas issue ordinary designing for other things to happen 08

Designing for Other Things to Happen

Essay by Rojkind Arquitectos
Mas issue visibility the disappearing architect 02

The Disappearing Architect: Four Moves Towards Invisibility

Text by Ya´el Santopinto and Jonathan Wong
Mas issue trace kowloon walled city 03

Kowloon Walled City: Heterotopia in a Space of Disappearance

Essay by Matthew Hung with photography by Greg Girard
Mas issue repetition claude are you dreaming 01

Claude, Are you Dreaming, or is this Really Happening?

Iker Gil interviews astronaut Claude Nicollier
Mas issue repetition one architect three approaches 01

One Architect, Three Approaches: Bertrand Goldberg’s Early Experiments with Prefabrication, 1937-1952

Essay by Michelle Benoit
Mas issue surveillance manifesto for cctv filmmakers 01

Manifesto for CCTV Filmmakers

THE FILMMAKER AS SYMBIONT: opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus
Mas issue ownership where do good ideas come from 01

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Essay by Benjamin Brichta, the Network Architecture Lab, an experimental unit at the Columbia University GSAPP directed by Kazys Varnelis
Mas issue public open manifesto 01

Open Manifesto for Mass Creation

Architect Lick Fai Eric Ho proposes a new way of approaching design
Mas issue production vertical urban factory 01

Vertical Urban Factory

Essay by architectural critic, curator and educator Nina Rappaport
Mas issue speed notes from the velodrome 01

Notes from the Velodrome

Essay by Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Harvard and faculty at the GSD
Mas issue more mas is mas 01

Mas es Mas

Lyrics by Fangoria from “Más es Más,” the first single from their album Absolutamente (2009)
Mas issue university works uts the gap 11

The Gap

Project by Samaneh Moafi
Mas issue university works uts the ruins of modernism 01

The Ruins of Modernism

Project by Robert Beson
Mas issue debate circulating borders 01

Circulating Borders: The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Essay by Marina Otero Verzier
Mas issue debate room at the top 05

Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas issue hidden seeing triborough 12

Seeing Triborough

Visual essay by Sam Holleran
Mas issue university works discussing university works 01

Discussing University Works

A conversation between Andrew Clark, Judith De Jong, Alexander Eisenschimdt, Iker Gil, Jimenez Lai, Paul Preissner, Juan Manuel Rois, and Karla Sierralta
Mas issue university works virginia tech studio 01

Virginia Tech, School of Architecture + Design

Introduction by Kathryn Clarke Albright
Mas issue university works ethz studio 01

ETH Zürich, Faculty of Architecture

Introduction by Josep Lluís Mateo
Mas issue university works waseda studio 01

Waseda University, Department of Architecture

Introduction by Masayuki Irie
Mas issue repetition harlem time tracker 01

Harlem Time Tracker

Text and photographs by Camilo José Vergara
Mas issue repetition an obituary for the greek city of repetition 01

An Obituary for the Greek City of Repetition

Essay by Panos Dragonas
Mas issue repetition two million homes for mexico 01

Two Million Homes for Mexico

Text and photographs by Livia Corona Benjamin
Mas issue repetition belly flops 01

Belly Flops

Short Essay by Michelle Benoit
Mas issue repetition we print because we can 01

We Print Because We Can

Essay by Patrick Sykes
Mas issue repetition repetition as the crystallization of a design method 01

On the Search for Spatial Patterns: Repetition as the Crystallization of a Design Method

Essay by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán
Mas issue repetition original copies 03

Original Copies: Inside China’s Imitation Binge

Text and photographs by Bianca Bosker
Mas issue repetition repeat with me 02

Repeat with Me

Manifesto by Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna from Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
Mas issue ordinary can architecture be ordinary 03

Can Architecture Be Ordinary?

Essay by Deborah Fausch
Mas issue repetition building repetition through history 01

Building Repetition Through History: Motivations And Implications

Essay by José García Soriano and Carmen López Albert
Mas issue repetition concealed carry repeat 01

Concealed Carry, Repeat

Text, photograph, and pattern by James Goggin
Mas issue surveillance the street as platform 01

The Street as Platform

Essay by Dan Hill, Executive Director of Futures at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult
Mas issue surveillance what does big brother see while he is watching 01

What Does Big Brother See, While He is Watching? A Look at the Secret Stasi Archives

Iker Gil interviews Simon Menner
Mas issue surveillance 14 abbott h thayer vanishing ducks 01

Abbott H. Thayer’s Vanishing Ducks: Surveillance, Art, and Camouflage

Essay by Roy R. Behrens
Mas issue character breaking bad 01

Breaking Bad: When Architecture is Turned into a Criminal

Essay by Tania Tovar Torres
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Issue 28
Mas issue legacy cover opening


Issue 26-25
Mas issue surveillance cover opening


Issue 22
Mas issue communication cover opening


Issue 14
Mas issue aberration cover opening


Issue 12
Mas issue speed cover opening


Issue 11
Mas issue network cover opening


Issue 9
Mas issue work cover opening


Issue 3
Mas issue university works cover opening

University Works

Issue 0
Mas issue character why we got into character thumbnail

Why We Got Into Character

Essay by Design With Company
Mas issue character assemblages of ordinary life thumbnail

Assemblages of Ordinary Life

Chronology by Office of Political Innovation with introductory text by Iker Gil
Mas issue events designing venues 01

Designing Venues

Iker Gil interviews Doug Garofalo
Mas issue aberration f ck your tectonics 01

F*ck Your Tectonics

Profile and interview with NYC’S Formlessfinder by John Szot
Mas issue ownership cooperative dream 01

Cooperative Dream

Iker Gil interviews Jeanne Gang
Mas issue bilbao building the symbol of a remarkable transformation 01

Building the Symbol of a Remarkable Transformation

Iker Gil interviews John Zils
Mas issue surveillance networked urbanism 01

Networked Urbanism: Using Technology to Improve our Cities

Iker Gil interviews John Tolva
Mas issue events global events cover

Global Events?

MAS Context diagrams global events
Mas issue aberration immanent cartography 01

Immanent Cartography

Essay and photographs by Nick Axel
Mas issue living facts 01

Living Facts

MAS Context selects facts and numbers about the way we live around the world.
Mas issue living in cabrini 01

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.
Mas issue living point clouds 01

Point Clouds

Graphic novel by architect Jimenez Lai
Mas issue energy lanai networks 01

Lanai Networks

Landscape architect Marcel Wilson explains the history, challenges and opportunities that Lanai Island in Hawaii is facing
Mas issue amusement empty amusement 01

Empty Amusement

Photography by Yosigo
Mas issue vigilantism domestic vigilance as an aesthetic practice thumbnail

Domestic Vigilance as an Aesthetic Practice

Essay by Sean Canty
Mas issue bilbao bilbaos strategic evolution 01

Bilbao’s Strategic Evolution: The Metamorphosis of the Industrial City

Essay by Ibon Areso
Mas issue bilbao three key organizations 01

Three Key Organizations: Bilbao Metrópoli 30, BILBAO Ría 2000, and the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium

Text by Iker Gil
Mas issue work publics works 01

Publics Works

Essay by Maria Moreno-Carranco
Mas issue aberration something exceptional 01

Something Exceptional

Projects by Luis Urculo
Mas issue bold late entry to the chicago public library competition 01

Late Entry to the Chicago Public Library Competition

Project by Design With Company
Mas issue ownership suburbia gone wild 01

Suburbia Gone Wild

Text and images by photographer Martin Adolfsson
Mas issue ownership birdhouses feeders 01


Urban interventions by street artist and designer XAM
Mas issue visibility visual complexity 01

Visual Complexity

Iker Gil and Andrew Clark interview Manuel Lima
Mas issue production chicago production producer as consumer 01

Chicago Production: Producer as Consumer

Iker Gil interviews Jake Nickell, founder and Chief Community Officer of Threadless
Mas issue narrative cover opening

Architectural Narratives

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue public shanghai streets 01

Shanghai Streets

Photographer Rob Smith captures images of everyday life in the streets of Shanghai
Mas issue public is there a future for the recent past in new orleans 08

Is There a Future for the Recent Past in New Orleans?

Essay by Francine Stock, president of DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana
Mas issue public el peine del viento 05

El Peine del Viento

Luis Chillida, son of sculptor Eduardo Chillida, talks to Iker Gil about “El Peine del Viento”
Mas issue network intertwinements 01


Essay by architect Ioanna Angelidou
Mas issue conflict build simply 01

Build Simply: South of the Border

Essay by architects Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner from Urban-Think Tank with research assistant Daniel Schwartz from ETH
Mas issue speed mumbai disconnected 01

Mumbai Disconnected

Iker Gil interviews Camilla Nielsson, co-director with Frederik Jacobi of the documentary Mumbai Disconnected
Mas issue speed looking for a theory of real time knowledge 01

Looking for a Theory of Real-Time Knowledge

Essay by Troy Conrad Therrien, founding partner in the creative curational agency TH-EY, and chief architect, cloud communication at Columbia University’s GSAPP


Mas event 2015 nina rappaport ezra stoller 02

Nina Rappaport: Ezra Stoller

MAS Context Fall Talks 2015
Mas event 2015 nina rappaport vertical urban factory 01

Nina Rappaport: Vertical Urban Factory

MAS Context Fall Talks 2015
Mas event 2015 jnl graphic design 01

JNL graphic design studio visit

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2014 our public space poster 02

Our Public Space: Who Owns It, Who Shapes It, and Who Benefits From It

MAS Context Spring Talks 2014
Mas event 2011 analog cover

Analog 2011

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas events 2011 out of context 01

Out of Context

MAS Context Spring Talks 2011
Mas event 2022 conor o shea 02

Conor O’Shea: Designing Urban Biodiversity

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2016 a lot you got to holler 01

A Lot You Got to Holler

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2015 michel rojkind 01

Michel Rojkind: Recent Work

MAS Context Fall Talks 2015
Mas event 2015 chatter architecture talks back 01

Chatter: Architecture Talks Back

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2023 spaces with stories 02

Spaces With Stories

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas observations 2022 way beyond bigness 08

Engineering Ecosystems: The Mississippi River Watershed and its Infrastructure

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 starship chicago II thumbnail

Starship Chicago II Premiere

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 starship chicago II poster 2 crop

Starship Chicago II

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2022 the area 04

The Area

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2023 inhabiting the water 01

Inhabiting the Water

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2023 periphery 01


MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2016 dingbat 01

Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2018 jason reblando 01

Jason Reblando: New Deal Utopias

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 envisioning new spatial organizations 01

Envisioning New Spatial Organizations

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2017 starship chicago cover

Starship Chicago

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2017

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 john szot 01

John Szot: Mass Market Alternatives

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 paper architecture 01


MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 bilbao issue launch chicago 10

Bilbao issue launch in Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2018 couplings 01

Couplings 2018

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2016 couplings 11

Couplings 2016

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2016 christopher marcinkoski 02

Christopher Marcinkoski: Speculative Urbanization and The City That Never Was

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2016 koldo lus arana 01

Koldo Lus Arana: Architectural Narratives / Building stories

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2015 pitchfork 01

Pitchfork studio visit

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2018 agency 01

AGENCY: Undercurrents

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2019 joshua g stein paulette singley 01

Joshua G. Stein and Paulette Singley

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 la ricarda an architectural and cultural project 01

La Ricarda: An Architectural and Cultural Project

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 verity jane keefe 01

Verity-Jane Keefe: Operating Between the Cracks

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2018 carlos bedoya 01

Carlos Bedoya: Invisible Geometries

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2022 1972 accumulations 01


MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2018 alexandra lange 07

Alexandra Lange: Preserving Childhood

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 in your city by the lake 01

In Your City by the Lake

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 harry seidler modernist 01

Harry Seidler: Modernist

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 can we not open our eyes to our own treasures 01

Can we not open our eyes to our own treasures?

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2021 domestic exploration ardmore columbus 01

Domestic Explorations: Ardmore House + Columbus House 1

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas issue character growing up modern a family story 18

Living Modern: Surveying Influential Houses and their Inhabitants

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2020 concentrico 01

Concentrico: Rethinking Our Built Environment Through Design

MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
Mas event 2020 uppland film screening 01


MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
Mas event 2020 walter netsch at 100 01

Walter Netsch at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2020
Mas event 2019 tracing traces 14

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2019

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2022 nhdm 01

N H D M: Figurations and their Grounds

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022
Mas event 2022 ecosistema urbano 01

Ecosistema Urbano: Designing Atmospheres for Social Interaction

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022
Mas event 2021 helmut jahn 01

Helmut Jahn: In a Flash

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas events 2021 modernism as character nathan eddy 01

Modernism as Character: Nathan Eddy

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 architectures social ecological political agency 01

Architecture’s Social, Ecological, and Political Agency

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021


Mas observations 2020 geographies of the lockdown in barcelona cover

Geographies of the Lockdown in Barcelona: Mapping the City from Home

Text and maps by 300.000 km/s
Mas observations 2021 nancy abshire lifetime award 01

2021 Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: Nancy A. Abshire

Presentation by architect Nancy Abshire
Mas observations 2022 story poles 01

Story Poles

Text and photographs by David Schalliol
Mas observations 2021 helmut jahn 1940 2021 01

Helmut Jahn (1940-2021)

Remembering architect Helmut Jahn and his work
Mas observations 2021 architectures offering to academe 01

Studio: Architecture’s Offering to Academe

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2021 cooperative housing 01

Cooperative Housing as a Means More Than an End

Essay by Ethel Baraona Pohl
Mas observations 2021 an industrial legacy worth saving 01

An Industrial Legacy Worth Saving

Essay by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2020 contributions of the basque exile to mexican architecture 01

Contributions of the Basque Exile to Mexican Architecture

Essay by Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes
Mas observations 2020 access for all 01

Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures

Text by Daniel Talesnik
Mas observations 2023 chicago school closures 10 years later anthony overton incubator 01

Chicago School Closures: Ten Years Later

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2023 threatened altered and demolished abrams house 01

Threatened, Altered, and Demolished: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates’ Built Work at Risk

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2023 som computer group 06

SOM’s Computer Group: Narratives of Women in Early Architectural Computing

Essay by Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske
Mas observations 2023 baxter international and corporate campus architecture baxter 01

Baxter International and Corporate Campus Architecture: Chicagoland’s Technological Architecture Under Threat

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2023 seeking zohn zara pfeifer 01

Seeking Zohn

Text by curators Mimi Zeiger and Tony Macarena (Lorena Canales and Alejandro Olávarri) as well as Alejandro Hernández Gálvez
Mas observations 2023 from resources to rubble eric allix rogers 01

From Resources to Rubble: Evaluating Chicago’s Demolition Delay Ordinance in its Twentieth Year

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas context observations 2023 cesar sans house santa maria getxo 01

House of the Architect

Text by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2023 griot germane barnes venice biennale 01

Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes
Mas observations 2022 exact dutch yellow 01

What, Exactly, is Exact Dutch Yellow?

Text by Marin R. Sullivan
Mas observations 2022 madrid diversa rainer torrado 02

Madrid Diversa: Five Perspectives on the City Through Maps, Photographs, and Sounds

Text by Ariadna Cantis and Javier Peña Ibañez
Mas observations 2022 where the sky meets the earth cover

Where the Sky Meets the Earth

Text and photographs of Structures of Landscape in Tippet Rise by James Florio
Mas observations 2022 after demolition cover

After Demolition

Photo essay by David Schalliol
Mas observations 2022 the super roof at 50 michael zimmermann 01

The Super Roof Turns 50

Iker Gil and William Baker interview Rudolph Bergermann and Knut Göppert
Mas observations 2022 seeing richard nickel 01

Seeing Richard Nickel

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
Mas observations 2022 betty blum 01

Betty Blum (1931–2022)

Architects and colleagues remember Betty Blum
Mas observations 2022 sainsbury wing 01

Sainsbury Wing: Objection from Denise Scott Brown

Text by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2023 1 1 2 01

1 + 1 > 2: Letter to Biljana, Notes to Frida

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2022 at home with the collective 01

At Home with the Collective

Excerpts from a conversation between MAS Context and Alexander Eisenschmidt on a research project that he calls “At Home with the Collective” accompanied by a selection of work from a seminar and studio at UIC.
Mas observations 2022 from the mississippi watershed 01

From the Mississippi Watershed

Iker Gil interviews David Schalliol
Mas observations 2022 way beyond bigness 01

Way Beyond Bigness: The Need for a Watershed Architecture

Essay by Derek Hoeferlin
Mas observations 2019 la ricarda a work in progress 01

La Ricarda: A Work in Progress

Essay by Fernando Alvarez and Jordi Roig
Mas observations 2019 jose miguel de prada poole 01

José Miguel de Prada Poole and the Perishable Architecture of Soap Bubbles

Essay by Antonio Cobo
Mas observations 2019 groundscraper city 01

Groundscraper City: Touring the Subterranean Structures of Minneapolis-St. Paul 1978–1983

Essay by Andy Sturdevant
Mas observations 2019 stanley tigerman 1930 2019 01

Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019)

Architects remember Stanley Tigerman
Mas observations 2019 liminal frontier 01

Liminal Frontier: Climate Adaptation and the American Coast

Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik
Mas observations 2019 en medio super servicio lomas 01

En-Medio: Súper Servicio Lomas

Text and interview by Departamento del Distrito (Francisco Quiñones & Nathan Friedman)
Mas observations 2019 a receding coast 01

A Receding Coast

Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik
Mas observations 2019 almost perfect 01

Almost Perfect

Iker Gil interviews Luis Mendo and Yuka Martin Mendo
Mas observations 2019 spontaneous uses cover

Spontaneous Uses

Text and drawings by SIAA with photography by Lauro Rocha
Mas observations 2019 a career in five projects 01

A Career in Five Projects: Carlos Ferrater

Iker Gil interviews Carlos Ferrater
Mas observations 2019 southern exposure 07

Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side

Iker Gil interviews Lee Bey


Fabien Cappello


Nina Rappaport


Jeffrey T. Schnapp


Sarah Hirschman


Marc Fischer


Jeremiah Chiu


Susan King


Petra Bachmaier


Assaf Evron


Brinda Somaya




John Tolva


Nick Senske




Bonnie McDonald


Onnis Luque


Naomi Pollock


Elizabeth Greenspan


Lynn Becker


Tom Harris


Deborah Fausch


Craig Mod


Landon Bone Baker Architects


Christian Dimmer


Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss


Michelle Ha Tucker


Ralph Johnson


Allison Greenwald


Marina Otero Verzier


Katya Tylevich


An Te Liu


Fake Industries Architectural Agonism


Factory Fifteen


Patrick Sykes


Jens Sundheim


Bernhard Reuss




Tom Kaczynski


Cheryl Towler Weese


Chris Cornelius


MarySue Barrett


Thomas Hussey


Alissa Anderson


Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko


Ang Li


Katherine Darnstadt


Jeanne Gang


Ingrid Burrington


Clive Wilkinson


300.000 Km/s


Jonathan Solomon


Paola Aguirre


Alexandra Lange


Gia Biagi


Tim Samuelson


Andrew Holder


Ciro Miguel


Angelo Maggi


Siiri Tännler


Cristina Gamboa


Quilian Riano


Lee Bey


Janna Ireland


Francine Judd Stock


Kwong Von Glinow


Jayne Kelley


Derek Hoeferlin




Brian Lee


Emanuel Admassu


Zack Morrison


Joseph Altshuler


Michael Meredith


Fred Scharmen


Galen Pardee


Juan Sádaba


Ruth Mayoral López


John Tolva


Marcus Max Schreiner


James Lockhart


Maya Brittain


de Architekten Cie.


Prelinger Archives


Jenova Chen


Luis Mendo


Galo Canizares


A.L. Hu


Chat Travieso


Ibon Areso


Andreas E.G. Larsson


Jonathan Wong


David Brown


Network Architecture Lab


Manuel Lima


Léopold Lambert


Anthony Burrill


Noël Ashby




Evangelina Guerra Luján


John Barber


Richard Prouty


Naoto Fukasawa


George Legrady


César Reyes Nájera


Troy Conrad Therrien