Is it trying that matters?

November 28, 2012


The architectural values has traveled up and down the classes, they say.

Dankness, smoke, gas and exhaust has in different ways been important to- and effected man through history. These values speek of our relationship with nature, our wish to reach for the sky and still be safe and grounded. They have given us a feeling of mystery, luxury and possibilities. They have given us a feeling of hard work, dirt and threats. We created them, we need them and at the same time we get sick of them. Because of them.

So,  how hard can it be? We have now run out of some of the materials that we have learned to depend on. Let´s make a new class journey.

How do we turn the low class natural recyclable materials into high class luxury? 

/Hanna Wikström


David Gissen, ‘Part One: Atmosphere’, in Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.


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