Monsterpieces of the 2000 s “Unce upon a time…”
What is the Agbar Tower? A Headquarters. Why this shape? The oblong top of the Tower creates an optimized environment to raise a war cyborg. What is the Casa da Musica? A swimming pool! Why that form? To collect sea water in the autumn. This collection of kids bestiaries is a critique of Monster Contemporary Architecture. It is a reinterpretation of contemporary iconic forms and the contemplation of the future states of these masterpieces, or more fittingly, Monsterpieces. Two Harvard architecture graduates challenge their minds un-learning architecture history. They speculate on the future state of post-occupancy of contemporary architectural icons, creating a retrospective of future archeological studies. A response and critique of iconic perFORMance the current architectural trend in competing for attention this fiction tells the story of building forms that do follow function. In this book, each eccentric form finds its justification in a speculative function, with surreal and dystopian connotations. The Casa da Musica is now a swimming pool, and Selfridge Birmingham is a prison for TV addicts, nothing more, nothing less.
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