A kind of a "dangerous supplement", marked, scarred on a body, post-orgasmically, always, already in anticipation of (a) crisis OR for a desert avec 'agape'. Mindb(l)ogg(l)ing Noise. "Avalanche, would you share my last pursuit?" (Baudelaire)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

SAVE ROBIN HOOD GARDENS!



Sign the petition here to save this exemplary ideas-piece of architecture of the Smithsons. Yes, it might be a social and structural mess but architecture is not just about populism and accommodation. And certainly not just about making space for Canary Wharf's lofts-of-residence across the street (or the river).

A flickr set and a wiki entry on Robin Hood Gardens.


UPDATE: Two more photos of Robin Hood Gardens, allowed to me, via treehuger





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2 comments:

maria t. said...

en 8a mborusan na dulepsun etsi petitions je sto case tis kyprou?

Demetris said...

Etsi enomiza jai gw alla ta pramata stin kypro en diaforetika ws pros 2 polla simantika meri:

a. tin kinitopoiisi jai tin evaisthitopoiisi twn theoritika amesa endiaferomenwn me prosvasesis se organa apofasewn jai piesewn, i.e. etek, arhitektones, demotikes arhes. En fakoun pennia tis pleistes fores. Mporei atomika na endiaferounte alla san omades, hese mesa. Ase pou ena terastio provlima gia mena me tin arhitektoniki / poleodomia stin kypro en i ellipsi istorikis mnimis -kai ara poltistikis paideias kai enos atypou kwdika dialogou - gia harin tou katoikein jai ara i adiforia gia otidipote en plirwnei (geniko koinwniko provlima)

b. to oti logw tou idioktisiakou kathestotos jai to pws afto prostatevete apo tous peri diatiritewn ktl nomous i syllogikotita -to koino - en parpata. To kratos en aprothymo na kameni appalotriwseis jai ean esy ws idoktitis en theleis en tha sou kamei tipote - kanenas. Oute mporei.

I teliki apofasi gia na diatirithei ena ktirio anikei ston ypourgo eswterikwn stin kypro jai oi se ena anexartito pollisyllektiko swma. Jai fysika en en thema consultations i politismou opws en stin agglia. Ase pou ta kritiria diatirisis en oso pio vague mporoun na einai gia na men ertoun se rixi jai na kamnoun token restorations mono gia na 'siwpisoume'- touto ishyei an deis p.h. to pws diatirounte esto ta neoklassika se periohes eidikou haraktira, san pws jai ena ktirio en asheto pou tin porta tou i ta kirkilouthkia stis verantes.

Episis men xehnas poia en i pio megali oikonomiki dynami stin kypro jai ti akrivws elenhei: ekklisia (and / as) developers en opws tis patates me to kreas. Kanenas en thelei na tous halasei hatiri.
To robin hood gardens en ex-council / partly private owned jai ara yparhei tropos na paeis katefthian ston hristi tou hwrou jai oi ston megalo-idioktiti pou en ton koftei sto telos tis imeras gia ena zitima praktikis aisthikis jai idewn.

I moni mou elpida en o sylikiwtis - pou ta alithkeia. Eishen pei pws ta pramata jai oi nootropies prepei na allaxoun - jai en jai thema paideias sto telos telos - oti prepei na pame pkio psila se orofous, na allaxei o tropos diaheiris tous syntelesti domisis, na allaxei o tropos pou antilamvanomaste to astiko stin kypro, na smikrinoun jai ta oikonomika megethoi / ofelimata apo tin anaptyxi gis.

Twra na doume.

Yparhei jai i lysi twn heironomiwn epemvasis - temporary i mi - ektos tou symvatikou arhitektonikou systimatos (jai) gia tin lefkosia. Alla panw se touto -"to meletaw, to meletaw" - later.

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