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Comachines Book

Comachines Book

‘Co-machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture’ takes as its premise the recent tendency among architects and designers to opt out of traditional office work in favour of creating self-initiated interventions in public space.This compendium investigates a new architectural movement motivated by practices of place-making, occupying and squatting, and alternative economies. Ecological or technological in scope, all the interventions in the book are mobile and nearly all of them are performed without permission from city planners. Presenting a selection of international projects by emerging designers, ‘Co-machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture’ investigates the interventions and the accompanying movement to question its methods, and its arguments against the established procedures of urban planning and city-building. The visual language of the book, inspired by DIY risograph printing, is complemented by a series of thoughtful essays by architects, educators and critics working on the topic.

Thanks a lot to all the contributors:
Kim Dovey, Nick Green, Fiona Shipwright, Michael Maginness, Alison Hugill, Diane Barbé, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Carole Frances Lung, Sam Carvalho, Kape Illustration, Philipp von Hase, Andrea Bandoni + Julia Masagão + Vapor 324 + Marcos L. Rosa + Constructlab, Íñigo Cornago & Claudia Sánchez, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Melissa Jin, Ahmad S. Khouja, Office of Urban Play / Edwina Portocarrero, Tyler Stevermer, Realworld Laboratory for Sustainable Mobility Culture / Marius Gantert, Thomas Rustemeyer, Stefanie Rittler and Jan Bernstein, Atelier Fanelsa & place / making / Niklas Fanelsa, Jan Lindenberg, Stefan Göllner, Office for Political Innovation / Andrés Jaque, PINKCLOUD.DK / Fabian Busse, Leon Lai, Nicolai Schlapps, Eric Tan, Solid Operations / Julia Wildeis, Gerulf Weber, Christian Daschek, Mirjam De Klepper, Marina Weißenböck, Precious Plastic / Dave Hakkens, Guerilla Architects, Jason Vigneri-Beane, Karin Blomgren and Joel Kerner, Tal Mor Sinay, Takehito Etani, Interactive Architecture Lab / William Bondin, Ruairi Glynn, Francois Mangion, William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio, Julia Klauer, Leonard Daisuke Yui & Sahoko Yui, Atilla Ali Tasan, Alex Bruce, Kyle Brown, Will Bunk, Marcus Shaffer, Andrea Orving, Atelier Slant, Alexander v. Lenthe, Kaegh Allen, umschichten

Concept and Production: Dan Dorocic
Editor: Alison Hugill
Assistant Editor: Halina Rachelson
Cover Image: Mike Ellis
Graphic Design: Dan Dorocic, Anika Neubauer, Ane Crisan

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