Southeast Massachusetts Technical Institute, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, 1963-72
The ‘urbanisation’, which has replaced the city of old, is where most people live, and its contours shape their minds. Patterns of urban life are constantly shifting, and constitute a script that we all have to perform. We’re allowed a certain freedom to improvise, but our roles are written by the city…
I’ve never read his really difficult, spiky stuff, like The Atrocity Exhibition. I can respect a book with a chapter entitled “Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan” without necessarily wanting to actually open it.
First Unitarian Church, Rochester, New York, 1959-64
(Louis I. Kahn)
In Sariyer, an illegal construction of luxury condominiums was stopped over 10 years ago - and the site remained unchanged since. Most construction permits are obtained by paying off powerful officials; disputes are frequent, leading to landscapes of construction ruins such as these.