The pioneering spirit of the plants requires ongoing taming to ensure that nature does not entirely reclaim the land – or the architecture. The ruins were carefully planned through experiments with models; when the demolition company turned up, they were surprised to be tasked with […]
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OUTRAGE: Potemkin buildings, developers’ hoardings and the myth of Berlin
“…just as their conservation-focused cousins seem content to co-opt and reconfigure idealisations of what has gone before, so too are new developments turning to specious Berlin narratives to preordain not just the use of space but also perceptions centred around it.”
STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE: What might anti-architecture mean in the post-industrial, digitised landscapes of 2017?
“Arguably, the ‘souls of our societies’ are drifting into the cloud, routed in physicality via the dispersed architecture of a thousand non-distinct (and often unmapped) server farms. What could ‘collapsing architecture’ in order to platz schaffen (make space) mean for artists working at the intersection of music and architecture today?”