Five Revenges, Five Future-proof Spaces
from Mowing to Glowing, from the Asphalt to the Lawn
Revenge 1: How can we break the American love affair with the suburban lawn?
architecture lives in the cruellest month, breeding those
unknown lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory, desire into the roots of new rain
Revenge 2 Can green houses be incorporated in skyscrapers?
of course; footsteps shuffled on the asphalted stair
under the firefly night, under the bush
glowed into new words, perpetual high-rise change
Revenge 3: What are the urban design strategies for food production in cities?
the river’s tent is broken, laid, splattered into fragments
the last fingers of leaf regenerate production
cross the dead land, constantly unheard, constantly fresh
Revenge 4: Can food grow on rooftops, parking lots, building facades?
death by unlearning, revenge on the parking lot
become a current under the sea, food stages a comeback
enters the new whirlpool of murmured sub-urban agricultures
What is required to remove foreclosure signs on lawns and convert them to gardens?
here is no asphalt only gardens, gardens and no asphalt
and the sandy road winds around the future-proof spaces that invite
the thunder in and ask it what it said?
CLIENT : OneLab Competition 2010
DATE : 11/06/2010
TAGS : Projects