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Whilst the space used the language and physical structure of a corporate architecture office housing all the usual facilities - internet, printers, photocopiers, coffee makers - this was  no ordinary architecture office. It was open to the public and all facilities were free for use by anyone, every day. Visitors were invited to set up their own work-space using the wireless network, watch films from the office archive or eat lunch and read from the library. Rather than a private office domain, the space represented a new kind of productive public space; a place to examine today's city in the face of the rapid privatisation of the public realm.

PANKOF BANK ARCHITECTS

An Active Installation by Pankof Bank with

Sara Muzio.

The Architecture Foundation, London, 2006


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