Create architecture that is mutable and open to multiple interpretations. People will discover it and thereby make it their own. Architecture that confronts each person's imagination creates opportunities for communication between the private and public domain, and amongst individuals.
Architecture will no longer be the social, the collective, the dominant. The great poem, the great building and the great work of mankind will no longer be built, it will be printed.
(clicked at teufelsberg, berlin)
(clicked at mjelle, norway)
Food is a social construction material. It unites people. Cook, drink and dine together. A mere cookie can be the answer to a big brief.
MIND THE DETAILS
All details contribute to the architectural atmosphere. If you want people to meet, tie the drinks together and hand them out in pairs. A piece of rope is architecture too.
Establish human relationships. This social construction material is just as important as bricks and mortar. Communicate and educate. Host an excursion and exemplify the unknown. Step onto the street and speak the language of those who will live in your buildings.
PLAY THE CITY
Play the city, don't plan it. Cities are shifting. Incorporate existing bottom-up initiatives and let these inform the top-down. Design a script rather than a blueprint; be the director. Reserve space for change and celebrate the informal.
BE THE CURATOR
Urban renewal is the future. Within extant city layouts, new architecture is about reprogramming; about social planning, temporary events, sports, education, art, and media. Find the right experts in these fields and curate the environment in which they can act together.
Wherever we go, we look. At people, at cyclists, at queues, at building materials, at rituals, at supporters, at how people move in a park, at history, at menus, at a dune, at advertising. Everything we see finds its way back into our work. Here's to all the people that have inspired and influenced me. in no particular order. Johan Bettum. Damjan Jovanovic. Juliana Gonzales. Vinzenz Luginbühl. Mark Wigley. Beatriz Colomina. Satish Saklani.
xenization : the act of travelling as a stranger
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