7 May 2013

Tight and Might


Geology ∕ Hardscape ∕ Ornament

Looking out the window after a client meeting today I spied this lugubrious geological process taking place under the arcade of a 3rd-floor terrace overlooking an inner courtyard. The super-structure and interior of the building was built in the GDR and is currently undergoing dramatic and perplexing renovation: each time I visit, it is as though the corridors, rooms, flooring and ceiling and probably, yes, even the plumbing seem to have shifted ever so slightly, as though a shuffle-function had been activated in my absence. The exterior of the building is a kind of historical/pre-fab hybrid. How do you deal with geology-creep in architecture? Is ossification and calcification desirable?