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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES

BOOK:  DAVID CARR-SMITH  -  IMPROVISED ARCHITECTURE IN AMSTERDAM INDUSTRIAL SQUATS & COLLECTIVES

APPENDICES

 

< APPENDIX 1 - AMSTERDAM SQUATTING: LEGALITY / HISTORY / MORES <
< APPENDIX 2 pt1 - AMSTERDAM CITIZENS' INITIATIVES <
< APPENDIX 2 pt2 - AMSTERDAM PLANNERS' INITIATIVES <
< APPENDIX 3 - THE 'REDEVELOPED' SQUATS <
< APPENDIX 4 - AMSTERDAM ARCHITECTURE <
   APPENDIX 5 -
RECIPROCATION OF DISPARATE CONTENTS - BOFILL

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APPENDIX 5  
[ Re: Foot-Note 2 - BOOK INTRO: IMPROVATION & ARCHITECTURE ]

RECIPROCATION OF DISPARATE CONTENTS

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EG:  RICADO BOFILL - "LA FABRICA", AVENIDA DE LA INDUSTRIA, SANT JUST DESVERN, BARCELONA - 1973-75 (pics 12-06)  

This is a 'design' example, an intentional architectural experience - not, as in the occupied Silo, an unintended affective 'spinoff' of pragmatism. This, as it were, combines into a single dwelling the 18C park's romantic 'ruin' and its classical house.

This edifice intentionally presents a confrontation of the accoutrements and delicacy of home and personal work, with the brutality of a 'filthy and poisonous' wrecked industrial plant, in a way that enhances by contrast the associational affectiveness of both. One witnesses the powerful excitement of overcoming and taming the beast: forcing this hulk into a new and quite different region, scale, complexity of use; exposing the dramatic beauty of its horror and desolation as artifact (displaying its features like vast 'trophies' and detailed 'medallions'); presenting the form-complexifying wrought by damage and decay (just as it does the unfettered growth-forms of certain plants) as an outer aesthetic limit, in contrast to the clearly ordered facilities for intentional mental work and sustaining comfort. 

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< APPENDIX 1 - AMSTERDAM SQUATTING: LEGALITY / HISTORY / MORES <
< APPENDIX 2 pt1 - AMSTERDAM CITIZENS' INITIATIVES <
< APPENDIX 2 pt2 - AMSTERDAM PLANNERS' INITIATIVES <
< APPENDIX 3 - THE 'REDEVELOPED' SQUATS <
< APPENDIX 4 - AMSTERDAM ARCHITECTURE <
   APPENDIX 5 -
RECIPROCATION OF DISPARATE CONTENTS - BOFILL >

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CONTENTS   4 SITES  

SILO

  TETTERODE   DE LOODS   EDELWEIS   APPENDICES   NOTES   SUB-SITES