"Maybe, architecture doesn’t have to be stupid after all. Liberated from the obligation to construct, it can become a way of thinking about anything – a discipline that represents relationships, proportions, connections, effects, the diagram of everything."
- Rem Koolhaas
yes, i don't like buildings, I hate ugly buildings, pretty ones are ok, they are like prostitutes, you have fun with them for a while and that's as far as it will go. Please don't ask me stupid questions 'if you don't like buildings why did you study architecture'. Don't let foolish people brain wash you, do not, ever, mix up buildings and architecture. Architecture is like my mistress, it can be a bitch, but it's seductive and you can't stop but to engage with it. yea, it's costy too, and always keep the mistress from your wife.
As Chinese cities change, public space is being redefined. The segregation of the urban population, the explosion of urban areas, the rapid increase in building height and floor area, the introduction of massive individual transport and awards forms of virtual communication and socialization all distort existing spaces. What used to be vibrant street space is now becoming vast areas populated only by a awards street class of security guards, taxi drivers, traffic police and migrant workers, while at the same time formerly pure commercial spaces take over public functions. Other public activities shift to virtual spaces and are no longer embedded in the footprint of the city. In the same time, city development outside the large metropolises too often denies any spatial context or community qualities, drawing its set of rules solely from the market of detached floor plans and their relation to the rays of the sun. Sinocity, a fictitious city in an imaginary Chinese province, reflects more reality of mid-sized Chinese cities than many will admit. The Sinocities Awards seeks to explore awards ways of dealing with this status quo of the near future.
will update progress of the competition here.