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development for HUNCH 5


Biggest Brother

GPS and the liberation of Architecture

Shinobu Hashimoto with Rients Dijkstra


A small part, a piece, a fragment – these are the elements that make up the whole.

But sometimes a small part transforms the whole; fragments become giants – Catalysts for change.

Our designs for buildings and cities are influenced by our beliefs about a society’s future performance.
How appropriate are these beliefs? Is it safe to simply extrapolate? Imagine a small device that indicates people’s (and object’s) exact positions on the globe, in real time, with pinpoint precision.


All researches relay a thought-experiment about such a device’s influence on the city of the near future.