We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.
Citeam zilele trecute in volumul a carui coperta oribila o puteti admira, extatic, mai sus, cateva chestiuni interesante despre noua antropologie urbana, noile medii urbane etc. Motto-ul nu este preluat din respectiva carte insa se potriveste foarte bine cu ceea ce scrie James Holston in prezentarea sa The Modernist City and the Death of the Street. Iata, spre exemplu, ce spune la p. 245:
To explore the meaning of silence in city planning and architecture, artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck created a glass cube that encloses one cubic metre of silence. The cube was presented at the SITE2F7 event in Almere, 22 August 2009, with a performance by Machinefabriek, using the m3 as a sound source. Silence became noise.
We no longer speak about national states but about networks (valabil si in cazul stramarilor si fascinantelor aglomerari urbane). We use the word ‘scape instead of landscape and avoid anything with the ending –ism like urbanism. Endings on –ion are preferred. For the architect Rem Koolhaas globalization designates a general schema of the hybridization of thought and action (suna spinozian de’a dreptul).
Responsive Environments Colloquium (Univ. of Waterloo, November 20-21, 2009)
International leaders from experimental art and architecture, mechatronics and software engineering will present leading research. The aim of this collaborative event is to develop dialogue between these disciplines, expanding the potential of common threads and translating this into practical building strategies. Discussions will expand cultural history based on ‘dynamic’ and post-humanist paradigms, exploring renewed mutual relationships between human occupants and their surroundings.
Architectural, abstract, someway minimalist and abstract with a touch of humanity.
[Musuta design team]
Una dintre cele mai faine chestii pe care le-am vazut in acest an aproape scurs. Rodul unei colaborari fino-nipone Urban Abstract ne arata un lucru foarte simplu, dar esential: spatiul urban trebuie sa insemne, din ce in ce mai mult, conexiune.