Publisher: Spector Books, ISBN: 9783959057035, Edited by: Franziska Gödicke/Christian Hiller/Melissa Makele/Anh-Linh Ngo/Anne Femmer/Juliane Greb/Petter Krag/Florian Summa, Format: Softcover, 290 x 230 mm, 208pp
Open for Maintenance argues that sustainable practice can only be brought about by a major social shift. Architecture that seeks to overcome wastage, consumption, and the profligate use of resources must also prioritize the repair and upkeep of existing buildings. It should also acknowledge the work involved in this and accord it greater value, giving pride of place to the mundane task of caring for what is.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, which is curated by ARCH+ and the SUMMACUMFEMMER BÜRO JULIANE GREB collective and featured in the German Pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale. The project