The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

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July 25, 2013
The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on the fate of industry in this sound bite on Ubu Web. But Pieterjan Grandry of Crap is Good (see the special report on bloggers in the September 2013 issue) has initiated a new conversation, opening the platform to contemporary participants—to all who study, build, take shelter in, and/or experience architecture on a daily basis, which is safe to say, most of all of us. The variety of answers in the first volume (published 2012) range from philosophical observations on society to abstract visual interpretations, all submitted in answer to the open call as well by invitation. Volume II is currently open to submissions until September 1, 2013. To participate in this project, please send your answer through The Future of.
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  The cover of What is the future of architecture? by Pieterjan Grandry.Photo via Crap is Good.

    The cover of What is the future of architecture? by Pieterjan Grandry.

    Photo via Crap is Good.

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  "Context, style, image,…are all inventions by man," says urban researcher Thomas Cattrysse in his essay arguing the points of mass globalization, the instant digital age, and "Star Architects".Photo via Crap is Good.

    "Context, style, image,…are all inventions by man," says urban researcher Thomas Cattrysse in his essay arguing the points of mass globalization, the instant digital age, and "Star Architects".

    Photo via Crap is Good.

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  Wouter De Raeve says that the future of "…social architecture will digest consumer-oriented architectural and urban interventions. They will…be reused by the community in the social and societal context in which they are located."Photo via Crap is Good.

    Wouter De Raeve says that the future of "…social architecture will digest consumer-oriented architectural and urban interventions. They will…be reused by the community in the social and societal context in which they are located."

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  The collaborative submission from Sylvain Martet and Mathieu Lambert is an ongoing project called Striplands. "…post-modern architecture allows unnatural couplings between the old and the recent…Logos now replace gods, the magnificent becomes a model, and the best holiday pictures are taken in creepy diner parking lots."Photo via Crap is Good.

    The collaborative submission from Sylvain Martet and Mathieu Lambert is an ongoing project called Striplands. "…post-modern architecture allows unnatural couplings between the old and the recent…Logos now replace gods, the magnificent becomes a model, and the best holiday pictures are taken in creepy diner parking lots."

    Photo via Crap is Good.

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  Carlos Romo Melgar answers as a "newcomer architect…on behalf of a group that is in charge of changing things…" claiming "Curiosity is a common feature of architects that will enable them to overcome current system dysfunctions."Photo via Crap is Good.

    Carlos Romo Melgar answers as a "newcomer architect…on behalf of a group that is in charge of changing things…" claiming "Curiosity is a common feature of architects that will enable them to overcome current system dysfunctions."

    Photo via Crap is Good.

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