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The Typotectural Suites

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Building plate / poster 'A is for Analogy' at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag, Richard Niessen, 2019 (photo: Jhoeko (detail))
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Built model 'A is for Analogy' at Alphabetum, West, Den Haag, Richard Niessen, 2019 (photo: Jhoeko (detail))

2. A is for Analogy

Typographical references or analogies are frequently used by the theorists of architecture and urban planning. Plans of buildings tend towards a few specific types, and an individual building is to the continuous space of a city as a letter is to a sentence or a word. Reading a text, discovering a word or at least an enormous letter as you fly over an area is the timeless fantasy central in this second Suite.

Let’s go on a journey from the typewritten plans for Archizoom ’s 1969 No-Stop City to the various and fantastic islands that make up the letters “Atlantic Ocean” on maps and globes.