We build castles in the sky that are all corridor and stair. There is no room to function in this dysfunctional memorial because here function has been taken to the extreme. Piles of corpses line the lower levels of the high-rise. The ascent to higher levels is a Sisyphean task; as you rise, the self-perpetuating machinery rises further still continuously producing this consumable environment. Instead, we must elect for radical surgery. Within this stricture our lives themselves are the memorial. The project desires to become the memorial to capitalism, the memorial to modernist rationalism. Here, we do not memorialize the global financial crisis, we celebrate it. The only hope is to explode the machine, to continue to always explode it—to expose the inner workings and destabilize the relationships. The heroes of this revolution: Richard Goodwin, Yves Klein and Tyler Durden show us the way. As you rise higher and higher out of the ruins of modernism it at last becomes apparent that all that was solid has melted into air. The only hope is constant revolution.
Spanning Lines of Longitude and Latitude Discussing University Works Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Escuela de Arquitectura y Estudios Urbanos Triangulation/Ribs Small / Large Inflatables Computer Models II The Room A Lot with Little Virginia Tech, School of Architecture + Design Four Black Boxes and a Beacon: a Theater for Roanoke, Virginia Olympic Village 2016+ Immanence Sculptural object: A House A House for a Farmer and His Dog Plus Requisite Outbuildings Parsons, the New School of Design, School of Constructed Environments Bangkok Market: An Architecture of 3 Ecologies Bangkok Piers Pratunam Pier Bangkok: The Three Ecologies Bridging Ban Krua University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture New York is Not a Place Family Off-Grid Scenarios: Solutions for the Endless City RUBIXtube Collective Nesting: Urban Housing Prototype University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Montreal: Port/City Automatic Revisited: Fabricating Sustainable Concrete Elements Difference and Innovation in New Housing Typology Edison Redux Hotel Affect-ed Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid A Viewpoint: A Continuous Circuit Tourist Topography in Paraty, Brazil Revitalization of the Southwest of Merida, Yucatán: “Chain-Value” Buildings Musical Acoustics Research & Coordination Institute (M.A.R.C.I.) Flamenco Diffusion Center Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona Recirculation in Terramar University and Student Housing in the Center of Amsterdam Erik Gunnar Asplund’s Stockholm Public Library Expansion “Conservatori del Liceu” Building in El Raval Neighborhood New Topography for “Autòdrom St. Pere de Ribes” ETH Zürich, Faculty of Architecture Office Space Zürich See Hochhaus in Zürich Leutschenbach Concert Hall in Dubrovnik Museum Würth Museum Würth Waseda University, Department of Architecture The Memorial of Jorge Oteiza Standing on the Kawasaki Harbor Jorge Oteiza Museum 2009 Modern Times Museum of Sculptor Jorge Oteiza in Golf Thinly Town: Reversible Landscape of the Underpopulated Village University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design, Architecture, and Built Environment The Ruins of Modernism Beirut City Sydney Concert Hall The Gap Vehicles of Memory
The Ruins of Modernism
April 5, 2010
Project by Robert Beson.