Architecture Bulletin 03: Essays on the Designed Environment
Edited by Olof van der Wal.
This edition of the Dutch architecture journal presents essays in word and image on the designed environments of today, yesterday and tomorrow. Its subjective arguments and personal reflections on the field's practice and discourse consider what is (and is not) happening and is (and is not) being said: Architecture Bulletin reflects on the field and all of its potential significance. This, its third issue, tackles the many manifestations of the city, the power centers in street life, the ways in which public spaces are "hacked" by subversive street artists and the ways in which public space in the average city now extends into the virtual domain. Corollary essays reflect on the impact of the hyper-reality of the shopping mall on social behavior, and on social interventions that improve the livability of architecture.