contemporary future envisions reuse of starchitects' buildings contemporary future envisions reuse of starchitects' buildings
nov 29, 2013

contemporary future envisions reuse of starchitects' buildings

contemporary future envisions reuse of starchitects’ buildings
‘denver art museum’ by daniel libeskind – turned into a supermarket




based on photographs of buildings designed by ‘starchitects’, each image in the ‘contemporary future’ series represents a future where the structures have suffered from the vagaries of climate change and disastrous wars. the famous icons loose their meaning in this new world – devoid of human presence, a new use is assigned to them. the ‘denver art museum’ by daniel libeskind becomes a supermarket, the ‘MUCEM’ in marseille by rudy ricciotti a motel, the ‘BNF’ in paris by dominique perrault a casino, ‘le cube orange’ in lyon by jakob macfarlane a strip club, ‘les folies du parc de la villette’ in paris by bernard tschumi a gas station, ‘the glasgow riverside museum of transport’ by zaha hadid is abandoned to nature and ‘palais de justice de nantes’ by jean nouvel becomes a port site. the project raises questions around architectural value, function and the future of these works.



‘MUCEM’ by rudy ricciotti – re-imagined as a motel



‘BNF’ by dominique perrault – becomes a casino



‘le cube orange’ by jakob macfarlane – represented as a strip club



‘folies du parc de la villette’ by bernard tschumi – shown as a gas station



‘glasgow riverside museum of transport’ by zaha hadid – is now abandoned to nature



‘palais de justice de nantes’ by jean nouvel – functioning as a port site



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  • Name dropping, you put your little comments on something everybody know and hop!

    cubert says:
  • Cool concept. Terribly pulled off. Looks like a high school student pshopped this. Someone steal this and do it right please.

    boomer says:

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