Architektur gegen den Tod
Editor: Dagmar Buchwald
Author: Madeline Gins und Arakawa
with approx. 30 col. Images
Dimensions: 17 x 20 cm
Euro 22.00 sFr 40.00
Date of publication: May 2008
|Arakawa and Madeline Gins have set out
to completely rethink architecture. They
pose themselves no less a task than helping
mankind to find immortality through architecture. Literally, they aim to reverse
human destiny by reappraising architecture’s
basis – the original symbiosis of man and the biosphere. The outcome is not an ecological manifesto, but a draft for a completely new understanding of the body, consciousness, perception and the environment. With absolute seriousness, but also playfully, they consider the “architectural body”, which has always been
inseparably interwoven with building and the process of being built around. Can we make use of this intermingling to become immortal?
Madeline Gins and Arakawa say “yes” – and they have been realising their concept for man’s future through their construction projects in
the USA and Japan since 1990.