domenica 4 marzo 2007

21st-century medievalism


Ogni epoca ha la sua architettura. Stiamo definendo la nostra.

[...] " After 9/11, a craving for the solidity of walls reasserted itself. And the wars on terror, and fractious peaces, enforced it. The Green Zone in Baghdad, Jerusalem’s separation barrier, the concrete bollards that line corporate headquarters on Park Avenue — all are emblems of an unintended new mentality. Four years after the American invasion of Iraq, this state of siege is beginning to look more and more like a permanent reality, exhibited in an architectural style we might refer to as 21st-century medievalism. "


Medieval Modern: Design Strikes a Defensive Posture, NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, The New York Times, 4 marzo 2007

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