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Issue 23
Mas issue ordinary cover opening

Revisiting the Ordinary

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
Mas issue ordinary superordinary on the problematique of the ordinary 01

Superordinary: On the Problematique of the Ordinary

Essay by Antonio Petrov
Mas issue ordinary can architecture be ordinary 03

Can Architecture Be Ordinary?

Essay by Deborah Fausch.
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Zen and the Ordinary

Short essay by Henry Shukman
Mas issue ordinary theres nowt so ordinary as folk 03

There’s Nowt So Ordinary as Folk

Short essay by Ordinary Architecture (Elly Ward and Charles Holland)
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The Classy Order

Project by Ania Jaworska in collaboration with Zack Ostrowski
Mas issue visibility writing without words 04

Writing Without Words

Text and project by Stefanie Posavec
Mas issue boundary the lost border 01

The Lost Border

Photo Essay by photographer Brian Rose
Mas issue ordinary lilli pot spaces rendezvous in tokyo 01

Ordinary Lilli-pot Spaces: Rendezvous in Tokyo

Essay by Zenovia Toloudi
Mas issue ordinary glamour alleys as a mechanism of the extra ordinary 08

Glamour: Alleys as a Mechanism of the (extra) Ordinary

Essay by Linda Just
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Assemblages of Ordinary Life

Chronology by Office of Political Innovation with introductory text by Iker Gil
Mas issue bilbao words desires and memories 01

Words, Desires, and Memories

Text and photographs by Aitor Ortiz
Mas issue ordinary the brain is square 01

The Brain is Square

Essay by Alberto Campo Baeza
Mas issue ordinary there is no there there 15

There Is No There There

Project by Michael Hirschbichler
Mas issue ordinary precise response novel future 03

Precise Response, Novel Future

Text and photographs by Michal Ojrzanowski
Mas issue ordinary the veneer of nostalgia 02

The Veneer of Nostalgia: Dingbat Life in Slums of Beverly Hills

Essay by Joshua G. Stein
Mas issue ordinary designing for other things to happen 08

Designing for Other Things to Happen

Essay by Rojkind Arquitectos
Mas issue ordinary commercial strip tease 03

Commercial Strip Tease

Essay by David Karle
Mas issue ordinary domestic hats 01

Domestic Hats

Installation by Jennifer Bonner
Mas issue ordinary in suburbia 01

In Suburbia

Short essay by Tom Keeley
Mas issue ordinary a first look at china 01

A First Look at China

Text and photographs by Steven Montgomery
Mas issue ordinary design inside our daily lives 01

Design Inside Our Daily Lives

Essay by Regina Pozo
Mas issue ordinary wrong chairs 01

Wrong Chairs

Project by Norman Kelley (Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley)
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 debate circulating borders 01

Circulating Borders: The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Essay by Marina Otero Verzier

Musical Acoustics Research & Coordination Institute (M.A.R.C.I.)

Project by Bárbara García Sos
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At the Biennial—BOLD and the Chicago Room

Afterword by Geoff Goldberg
Mas issue trace anthropocene basilico smithson matta clark 01

Anthropocene Through the Eyes of Gabriele Basilico, Robert Smithson, and Gordon Matta-Clark

Essay by Enric Llorach
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Sheibu Ad Campaign

Short essay by Chip Lord

Hotel Affect-ed

Project by Sando Billey Thordarson
Mas issue tokyo life cycles a tokyo bike story 01

Life Cycles: A Tokyo Bike Story

Story and photography by Lee Basford

Radiation and Telecom: Émission

Project by Jordan Geiger
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Words by Naomi Evans and illustrations by Julio Brenes
Mas issue bilbao abando passenger interchange 01

The Abando Passenger Interchange: A Project Traveling Over Eighty Years

Project by James Stirling Michael Wildford & Associates
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 tokyo grace lee 01

Grace Lee

Illustrations by Grace Lee
Mas issue tokyo adrian hogan 01

Adrian Hogan

Illustrations by Adrian Hogan
Mas issue communication talking to myself 05

Talking to Myself

Visual essay by Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst/Chicago
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Speedway, Indiana

Research and diagrams by Stephen Killion
Mas issue repetition harlem time tracker 01

Harlem Time Tracker

Text and photographs by Camilo José Vergara
Mas issue tokyo ghosttthead 01


Illustrations by Ghosttthead
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Issue 8
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The Open Letter and the Spreadsheet

Conversation between Laida Aguirre, Gary Riichirō Fox, Jia Yi Gu, and Cyrus Peñarroyo
Mas issue hidden seeing triborough 12

Seeing Triborough

Visual essay by Sam Holleran
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Issue 32
Mas issue living assembly required 01

Assembly Required

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

Issue 0
Mas issue work publics works 01

Publics Works

Essay by Maria Moreno-Carranco
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Surviving Respectability

Germane Barnes and Shawhin Roudbari interview Krystina François
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 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 speed race to build 01

Race to Build

Diagrams by Iker Gil and André Corrêa
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Issue 20
Mas issue bilbao a bastion of design 01

A Bastion of Design

Project by Cini Boeri Architetti
Mas issue surveillance politicians under surveillance 01

Politicians Under Surveillance

Project by Luzinterruptus with photography by Gustavo Sanabria
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 an obituary for the greek city of repetition 01

An Obituary for the Greek City of Repetition

Essay by Panos Dragonas
Mas issue repetition we print because we can 01

We Print Because We Can

Essay by Patrick Sykes
Mas issue bilbao bilbaos strategic evolution 01

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

Essay by Ibon Areso
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 one architect three approaches 01

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

Essay by Michelle Benoit
Mas issue narrative cover opening

Architectural Narratives

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
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 original copies 03

Original Copies: Inside China’s Imitation Binge

Text and photographs by Bianca Bosker


Mas event 2016 a lot you got to holler 01

A Lot You Got to Holler

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2018 in your city by the lake 01

In Your City by the Lake

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
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Aberration: Live in Los Angeles

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas event 2022 nhdm 01

N H D M: Figurations and their Grounds

MAS Context Spring Talks 2022
Mas event 2015 mas context los angeles bmd 01

MAS Context x Los Angeles x BMD

MAS Context Spring Talks 2015
Mas event 2021 lacol 01

Lacol: Cooperative Ecosystems

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2018 agency 01

AGENCY: Undercurrents

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2019 verity jane keefe 01

Verity-Jane Keefe: Operating Between the Cracks

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2021 domestic exploration ardmore columbus 01

Domestic Explorations: Ardmore House + Columbus House 1

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 a renewed experimentalism 01

A Renewed Experimentalism: Exploring Late Modernism

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2021 natalie de blois 01

Natalie de Blois at 100

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2018 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2018

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2017 mass market alternatives 01

Mass Market Alternatives

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2012 analog 01

Analog 2012

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
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 2011 analog cover

Analog 2011

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011
Mas event 2019 geometry of light farnsworth house 01

Geometry of Light: Farnsworth House

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2017 john szot 01

John Szot: Mass Market Alternatives

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 starship chicago cover

Starship Chicago

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2012 corkins exchange 01

Corkins Exchange 2012

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas event 2018 geometry of light fundraiser cover

Geometry of Light fundraiser

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2017 bilbao issue launch bilbao 01

Bilbao issue launch in Bilbao

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
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 2020 uppland film screening 01


MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
Mas event 2018 couplings 01

Couplings 2018

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
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 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 2018 envisioning new spatial organizations 01

Envisioning New Spatial Organizations

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

Harry Seidler: Modernist

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2016 couplings 11

Couplings 2016

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2019 tracing traces 14

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2019

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2017 bilbao issue launch chicago 10

Bilbao issue launch in Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017





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Jordan Geiger


James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates


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Nick Axel


Brendan Crain


Matthew Hoffman


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Jessica Lybeck


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Office for Political Innovation


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David Brown


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Brian Rose


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Prelinger Archives


Stewart Hicks


Marita Gomis


Douglas Pancoast


Thomas Kelley


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Lee Bey


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Naomi Pollock


Zack Ostrowski


VAPAA Collective


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Dan Wheeler


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Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes


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