Parallel Sprawl

author: Ibai Rigby, Kunik de Morsier Architectes
published: April 10, 2018,   recorded: February 2018,   views: 531


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With city centres all over the world succumbing to land grabbing through tourism and global capital, more and more pressure will be exerted on their surrounding territories in the form of urban sprawl. While too often neglected, when not derided by the architecture discipline, this middle landscape is the arena where the struggle for the future of human habitation will be fought.

By looking into two diametrically opposite case studies in the European continent (but both outside of the European Union), one extremely rich, the other extremely poor, we’re anticipating the conditions in which the future architects will need to operate given the ramping shrinking of public institutions and the ongoing project of inequality, in order to remain relevant.

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