Void Capital: The City of Perpetual Modernity

  • Iason Stathatos OMA

Abstract

Void Capital provides a template, an open source architectural blueprint for urban densification. The city naturally demolishes and preserves its built forms, to achieve a dense dynamic city. However, in the name of ‘history’, or ‘quality’, this natural re-actualisation process is discontinued. Void Capital reintroduces the historic centre of the European metropolis as City of Perpetual Modernity. Its tools are typologies of the city’s periphery, combined to create ever-new architectural arrangements. Implemented in Paris, the project renegotiates the typologies of the Grand Ensemble (the Housing District) and the Quartier d’Affaires (the Business District), both once positive icons of modernity, now fallen into despair. 

References

Stathatos, I. (2016, summer). Le Vide: The Time Rem Failed to Seduce François. San Rocco, Clients (12).

Stathatos, I. (2016). Void Capital: The City of Perpetual Modernity. Retrieved from https://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid%3A87f2f314-b88c-4f82-95c3-c47b973bd5d5

Stathatos, I. (2018). Void Capital – The City of Perpetual Modernity @ Explore Lab, TU Delft, 2016. Retrieved from https://koozarch.com/2018/02/05/void-capital-the-city-of-perpetual-modernity/

Thorpe, H. (2018). Graduate directory: Architecture. Wallpaper. Retrieved from https://www.wallpaper.com/graduate-directory/2018/architecture#iason-stathatos
How to Cite
STATHATOS, Iason. Void Capital: The City of Perpetual Modernity. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, apr. 2018. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/2092>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2018.2.2092.
Published
2018-04-16