A few weeks ago I was looking for some image references for an industrially-inspired cooling pergola when I stumbled upon some great photos of industrial decay on Flickr. Most of these photographs were of mysterious machinery and other oddities lost to time, but a few them had plants fighting their way into these spaces. I had a sudden epiphany as to why I had never thought of my thesis, or at least the process of "stratified overgrowth", as a mutation? Read More »
The New Landline JourneyBy Rem / in post-thesis / July 27, 2010
After some thinking it occurred to me that I can just as well continue research on the ideas generated by my MLA Thesis as I will now have more and more opportunity to translate concept into built reality. So Landline 2.0 will be more deep-thinking, analysis and synthesis on the ideas behind stratified overgrowth, ruins, plants as architecture, the subterranean depths and with more recent thinking and writing, fringe and alternative space. Hope to do a tie-in with my yet to be posted Interpositionism Manifesto. The blog will also reflect my upcoming intern experience in various Landscape Architecture firms. First up: Shanghai, China.
One Journey Ends, Another Begins?By Rem / in post-thesis / June 8, 2010
This concludes my MLA Thesis blog. What's next? That depends if my abstract for the Terrain Vague was accepted. If it has been, then I get to write about Thesis 2.0. That idea has more to do with ritual and rites of passage, something I tried to develop for Thesis 1.0 but could not. Otherwise, I'll have to think about what I want landline to become. Thanks for reading!