Got a lovely package in the mail last week: the latest issue of MAS Context, the architectural & urban design journal created by Iker Gil and co. at MAS Studio architects in Chicago, Illinois! This issue is entitled "PUBLIC."
In addition to my NS:LA spreads, this issue is chock-full of really great, thought-provoking material about how public spaces can represent so many possibilities to local communities. Really awesome stuff. One of my favorites has to be this gorgeous photo essay on Shanghai's older, more multi-functional streets, where village activities spill out onto thoroughfares. I had the pleasure of witnessing scenes like this when I was traveling there back in college:
The issue available to read online, but do yourself a favor and order a printed copy of the real deal to get the full effect. It's a bundle of inspiration you'll want to keep nearby for spontaneous reference.
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