Friday, August 20, 2010

A Framework for Parasites

I love these images of Tadashi Kawamata's Pompidou Hut's from
Photos by Chris Wassmann.

These opportunistic little wooden sculptures are stunning in juxtaposition to the high tech framework of the Centre Pompidou as they suspend precariously from its external frame.

I could imagine a an entire city block with a vertical scaffold, something like a Centre Pompidou sans museum, that allows parasitic units to coagulate around and within it. Units of all shapes and sizes could be added, taken away, relocated, expanded, and contracted based on their own agency. New relationships would form and the infrastructure would be come a thriving single organism composed a many smaller living entities. An urban coral reef. A vertical favela.

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