Issues

Mas issue legacy in support of the speculative project 03

In Support of the Speculative Project: A Chicago Legacy

Essay by Alexander Eisenschmidt
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 trace tracing wright 01

Tracing Wright

A conversation between Richard Wright, Zoë Ryan, and Iker Gil
Mas issue narrative cover opening

Architectural Narratives

Issue statement by Iker Gil, editor in chief of MAS Context
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 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 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 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 ordinary can architecture be ordinary 03

Can Architecture Be Ordinary?

Essay by Deborah Fausch
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 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 layoff moveon 01

Layoff Moveon

Iker Gil interviews Jessica Lybeck
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 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 conflict downtowns will to form 01

Downtown’s Will to Form

Essay by architect and urban designer Alex Lehnerer

Events

Mas event 2022 the area 04

The Area

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2023 stone wall stand in 01

Design with Company: Stone Wall Stand In

MAS Context Spring Talks 2023
Mas event 2018 harry seidler modernist 01

Harry Seidler: Modernist

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 couplings 01

Couplings 2018

MAS Context Spring Talks 2018
Mas event 2017 tracing traces 01

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive 2017

MAS Context Fall Talks 2017
Mas event 2017 analog 01

Analog 2017

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

Bilbao issue launch in Chicago

MAS Context Spring Talks 2017
Mas event 2016 couplings 11

Couplings 2016

MAS Context Fall Talks 2016
Mas event 2022 germane barnes intersect 06

Germane Barnes: Intersect

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
Mas event 2016 analog identity 01

Analog 2016

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2016 geoff manaugh 01

Geoff Manaugh: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

MAS Context Spring Talks 2016
Mas event 2022 conor o shea 02

Conor O’Shea: Designing Urban Biodiversity

MAS Context Fall Talks 2022
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 2021 vigilantism issue launch 01

Vigilantism issue launch

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas events 2021 territories of territory extraction 01

Territories of Territory Extraction

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
Mas event nighttime as a unique territory 01

Nighttime as a Unique Territory

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

Domestic Explorations: Ardmore House + Columbus House 1

MAS Context Spring Talks 2021
Mas event 2020 building subjects 01

Building Subjects: Ideas on Housing from Chinese Vernacular Architecture

MAS Context Fall Talks 2020
Mas event 2020 luftwerk on mies van der rohe 01

Luftwerk on Mies van der Rohe: Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color

MAS Context Spring Talks 2020
Mas event 2019 marita gomis la ricarda 01

Marita Gomis: La Ricarda

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
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 2019 geometry of light farnsworth house 01

Geometry of Light: Farnsworth House

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes opening 04

Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises Exhibition Opening

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes 01

Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises / Chicago

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 cartography and photography 01

Cartography and Photography: Revealing Global Metropolises

MAS Context Fall Talks 2019
Mas event 2019 geometry of light barcelona pavilion 01

Geometry of Light: Barcelona Pavilion

MAS Context Spring Talks 2019
Mas event 2018 geometry of light fundraiser cover

Geometry of Light fundraiser

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2018 alexandra lange 07

Alexandra Lange: Preserving Childhood

MAS Context Fall Talks 2018
Mas event 2021 architectures social ecological political agency 01

Architecture’s Social, Ecological, and Political Agency

MAS Context Fall Talks 2021
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 2013 suburbia gone wild 01

Suburbia Gone Wild

MAS Context Spring Talks 2013
Mas event 2013 geoff manaugh nicola twilley 01

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley: A Year on the Road with Venue

MAS Context Spring Talks 2013
Mas event 2012 analog 01

Analog 2012

MAS Context Fall Talks 2012
Mas event 2011 analog cover

Analog 2011

MAS Context Fall Talks 2011

Observations

Mas observations 2022 sainsbury wing 01

Sainsbury Wing: Objection from Denise Scott Brown

Text by Denise Scott Brown
Mas observations 2022 will we chicago 01

Will We, Chicago?

Monthly column by Elizabeth Blasius
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 2023 1 1 2 01

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

Essay by Denise Scott Brown
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 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 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 observations 2023 griot germane barnes venice biennale 01

Griot, Storytelling, and the Manipulation of History

Iker Gil interviews Germane Barnes
Mas observations 2023 beyond the landmarks 01

Beyond the Landmarks: A Personal Look at Columbus, Indiana

Text and photographs by David Schalliol
Mas observations 2022 from the mississippi watershed 01

From the Mississippi Watershed

Iker Gil interviews David Schalliol
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 2021 an industrial legacy worth saving 01

An Industrial Legacy Worth Saving

Essay by Iker Gil
Mas observations 2020 access for all 01

Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures

Text by Daniel Talesnik
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 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 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 la ricarda a work in progress 01

La Ricarda: A Work in Progress

Essay by Fernando Alvarez and Jordi Roig
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 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

News

Mas news 2020 supporting cultural initiatives 01

Supporting Cultural Initiatives

Mas event 2015 chatter architecture talks back 19

Consider supporting MAS Context

Mas news 2021 graham foundation supports david schalliols book social landscapes 01

The Graham Foundation supports David Schalliol’s book Social Landscapes

Mas news 2022 germane barnes concentrico headshot

MAS Context supports Germane Barnes’s installation during Concéntrico 08

Mas news 2023 design with company concentrico headshot

MAS Context supports Design With Company’s installation during Concéntrico 09

Mas news 2022 james florio julius shulman award

“On Light, Time, and Materiality” by James Florio opens at pinkcomma gallery in Boston

Mas news 2022 radical logic uwm sarup 01

“Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio” opens in Milwaukee

Mas observations 2019 jose miguel de prada poole 12

MAS Context receives a 2022 Graham Foundation grant

Mas news 2022 support

MAS Context 2022 Year in Review

Mas event 2023 periphery 01

MAS Context 2023 Spring Talks

Mas issue events designing venues 02

Doug Garofalo 1958-2011

Mas news 2011 the richard h driehaus grant 01

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grant for MAS Context

Mas news 2012 mas context receives graham foundation grant 01

MAS Context Receives Graham Foundation Grant

Mas event 2022 1972 accumulations 01

MAS Context 2022 Fall Talks

Mas news 2022 elizabeth blasius to write monthly column for mas context 01

Elizabeth Blasius to Write Monthly Column for MAS Context

Mas event 2021 domestic exploration ardmore columbus 06

MAS Context 2021 Year in Review

Mas shop 2021 nocturnal landscapes cover 01

Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France acquires Nocturnal Landscapes

Mas event 2021 medium matters 01

MAS Context 2021 Fall Talks

Mas event 2021 radical logic 01

MAS Context receives a 2021 Graham Foundation grant

Mas issue legacy when the future was here 01

MAS Context Receives a 2013 Graham Foundation Grant

Mas issue trace letters to the editor 01

New Hard Copies of MAS Context

Mas issue hidden exploring the physicality of the tunnel and reservoir plan 01

MAS Context receives a 2015 Graham Foundation grant

Mas event 2021 domestic exploration ardmore columbus 04

MAS Context 2021 Spring Talks

Mas event 2019 nocturnal landscapes instituto cervantes 01

Nocturnal Landscapes receives ICUB grant

Mas news 2019 geometry of Light collateral wins sta 100 02

Geometry of Light collateral wins STA 100

Mas event 2019 marita gomis la ricarda 04

MAS Context 2019 Fall Talks

Mas event 2019 geometry of light barcelona pavilion 01

Luftwerk and Iker Gil receive a 2019 Graham Foundation grant

Mas event 2019 tobias armborst 01

MAS Context 2019 Spring Talks

Mas event 2018 alexandra lange 07

MAS Context 2018 Fall Talks

Mas news 2018 repositioning the historic schweikher house 02

Repositioning the historic Schweikher House

Mas issue bilbao words desires and memories 01

MAS Context receives a 2016 Graham Foundation grant

Mas news 2016 mas context dpr barcelona una revolucion de formas book 02

MAS Context collaborates with dpr-barcelona on Una Revolución de Formas book

Mas shop 2021 radical logic cover 01

MAS Context launches its new book Radical Logic: On the Work of Ensamble Studio