Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cradling Tentativeness

Procedural Architecture is a design manifesto of sorts created over a 40 year collaboration by Madeline Gins and Arakawa. The dwellings are designed to be uncomfortable. There are no straight lines, no clear horizons, the floor is uneven and walls skewiff.
The premise is that humans are happier foraging for berries than we are sitting on a recliner with remote control. We are more content climbing a mountain than standing on an escalator. Comfort provokes anxiety because we anticipate its demise.

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