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Architecture And The Unspeakable: Soho, 渋谷区, Detroit

John Szot | USA
12 mins, HD, 2011

Architecture and the Unspeakable is a story of three buildings, each with a pathological problem that connects it to a broader cultural dialogue. Through the mechanisms of vandalism, idiosyncrasy, and dilapidation, the buildings raise the possibility that architecture might transcend its practical obligations to become our most potent form of cultural expression.

Three years in the making, the video featuring these proposals is a virtual production that wields the scenographic thinking and narrative nature of filmmaking to explore a new organic method of building design.