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Title: Venice lost and won - Code: M1W7Q2
Contest: Venice / 2011
By: J. Laird / L. Watford

Views: 1646 Likes: 1

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BJARKE INGELS8
NERI OXMAN6
ELENA MANFERDINI4
MARIA LUDOVICA TRAMONTIN6
BOSTJAN VUGA4


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Venice lost and won


 

 

The concept is the imaging of Venice when freed from the indoctrination of historical sacrosanctity, allowing the re-emergence of a city in its origins; a refuge. Floret isles drift above the waters as though in celestial pollination. They rise, lifting free from the constraints of a perverse conservation; the attempt of preserving a false youth. The dwellers are on a journey, like the weary sojourner who first found refuge in the wet marshlands, to leave behind a home of forgotten origins.

This then is their home, their dwelling place and each isle a wanton clock maturing with the seasons.  Each inhabitant pursues their own way through the new city, reconstructing their own surroundings, changing their ideas, changing their city, and changing their ideas of what makes a city. Shouts to decry the annals of time and decay will fall silent; no longer shall walls and towers destined to crumble be replaced by changelings, masonry costumes.  Birth and decay are acknowledged and valued equally. Postcard monuments, patina worn; icons of the visual are reclaimed as shelters, larders, cow sheds or sheep pens. Allotments grow in filled canals, food is grown and cattle reared; self sufficiency reigns in the hundred isles.

Will each island exist independent of the other or can mankind in his desire to communicate establish new connections and new ways to interact through adaptable infrastructure? Where the city was once travelled along the horizontal now can be explored between verticals, above the water below the firmament.

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Title: Venice lost and won

Time: 6 giugno 2011
Category: Venice
Views: 1646 Likes: 1

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