26 October 2010

Don’t count the turds: on Owen Hatherley and The New Ruins of Great Britain

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A review published in Architecture Today (212, October 2010, p. 6).

‘My list of revealing structures from the last fifteen years would include the little brown heaps that lie rotting between the lines of the railway track at Cambridge station. They’ve been gathering there for years, the newest still dressed in disintegrating fragments of paper. Sometimes, presumably when health and safety considerations loom, passengers turn up to find that they have been sprayed with conspicuous blue disinfectant. Over the years I’ve watched both waiting tourists and visiting academics step forward, peer down for a closer look and then recoil in disgust that such sights await them in the city of King’s College Chapel…’  Read more here»

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