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ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)
  • ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)
  • ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)
  • ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)
  • ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)
  • ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)

ATLAS OF ANOTHER AMERICA - (KRUMWIEDE KEITH)

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An architectural fiction

ANGLAIS

PARK BOOKS
2016

48,00 €
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Posséder une maison constitue l'aboutissement du rêve américain, le symbole ultime de la classe moyenne. Ce rêve serait-il aujourd'hui en crise? S'étant vue multipliée à l'infini, la maison unifamiliale suburbaine américaine est en effet devenue particulièrement connotée dans un contexte actuel où prédominent les préoccupations environnementales et les crises économiques. Jamais avons-nous eu en effet autant besoin de reconsidérer les valeurs qui fondent notre société de consommation à partir d'une mise en perspective architecturale.

Avec Atlas of Another America, Keith Krumwiede signe ici un travail particulièrement original de fiction architecturale spéculative qui invite les américains, et par extension le reste du monde, à sérieusement remettre en question le modèle de la maison unifamiliale. Le "Monde Libre" de Krumwiede est une utopie de supermaisons communautaires construites sur les cendres de la métropole suburbaine.


Owning a home is the pinnacle of the American Dream, the ultimate status symbol of the middle class. But is the dream in crisis? As the suburban single-family home has been endlessly multiplied and mass-marketed, it has become entwined with environmental catastrophe and economic crisis. Never before have we been so badly in need of a reconsideration of our cultural values and consumption from an architectural perspective.

With Atlas of Another America, Keith Krumwiede has written a bold and highly original work of speculative architectural fiction that calls on Americans?and, increasingly, the rest of the world?to seriously reconsider the concept of the single-family home. Krumwiede's Freedomland? is a fictional utopia of communal superhomes constructed from the remains of the suburban metropolis. Eschewing formal innovation for its own sake, Freedomland's radical architects rely on artful appropriation and the reorganization of found forms. Krumwiede produces the complete plans for Freedomland in the style of a historical architectural treatise, supplemented with more than two hundred plans and drawings and five essays that draw on a long lineage of architectural thought?from Piranesi to Ledoux, Branzi, and Koolhaas. Among the essays, Atypical Plans? is a redaction of Koolhaas's landmark text Typical Plan?; Supermodel Homes? looks at the mad genius of developer David Weekley; and New Homes for America? is a short story in which a young architect produces new forms for communal living.