Monday, 16 November 2009
birmingham / the city / the site
the city /
Car nous sommes où nous ne somme pas. (For we are where we are not). Pierre-Jean Jouve
the site /
The lumbering skyline of Birmingham, composed of pointless shiny things, round white towers and post-war blocks, bounces for a second time across the dark, dirty water of the car park; it's cold.
"So that is another rule for the whole nature of architecture; it must actually create new appetites, new hungers - not solve problems; architecture is too slow to solve problems." - Cedric Price, 2000