impermanence architecture: the hexayurt

If the tent is the lowest common denominator of temporary architecture, and the geodesic dome is the highest, the hexayurt feels somewhere in the middle. Inspired by the tensegrity of the dome but using concepts as simple as the tent,

impermanence architecture: the hexayurt

If the tent is the lowest common denominator of temporary architecture, and the geodesic dome is the highest, the hexayurt feels somewhere in the middle. Inspired by the tensegrity of the dome but using concepts as simple as the tent,

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impermanent architecture: the geodesic dome

The geodesic dome is a structure that maintains its shape through a combination of tension and compression forces, using idealized segments of large circles overlapping each other. While once hailed as the construction method of the future, the dome has

impermanent architecture: the geodesic dome

The geodesic dome is a structure that maintains its shape through a combination of tension and compression forces, using idealized segments of large circles overlapping each other. While once hailed as the construction method of the future, the dome has

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decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

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impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

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how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

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intercontinental swimming contest

Here, there is a single pale bed. Right across is a door that stands half-open. Next to it a refrigerator, existing only to serve the functionality of electricity bills. A couple steps away from the bed there is a balcony.

intercontinental swimming contest

Here, there is a single pale bed. Right across is a door that stands half-open. Next to it a refrigerator, existing only to serve the functionality of electricity bills. A couple steps away from the bed there is a balcony.

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realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

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