From: Mathieu Lambert



The town’s shape turned into boredom. Almost slyly, the post-modern architecture allowed unnatural couplings between the old and the recent, deceiving a little everyone, but establishing the urban style in the foreground.

Because style is more discussed than meaning in construction, and because if we’re now able to organize a city using stage design more easily than waiting for history to build it, it is almost unthinkable not to make the concrete tell us a story, even if it is worth nothing. Producing urban is related to producing an event, to the American model, to a sleight of hand, to a big show. The facade stay as a functional illusion, it often looks cheap, and the basic quality disappears behind it.


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