Publisher: cc Publications, Authors: Colby Vexler, Belinda Yang, Louis Horne, Rory Gardiner, B+W+ of Baracco+Wright, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Year: 2022, ISBN: 9780645456103, Format: softback, 300 x 220mm, 80pp
Recently we have noticed nature on its own terms beyond the picturesque and productive. Here and there, we attempt to re-work, re-consider and repair the relationships between living organisms and the space they inhabit.
This proposal is not a delicate act of architecture in the landscape or a blurring of nature reserve and human amenity park but a series of acts that sees no need to draw distinction between these two logics in the first place — to us they are both already there. Rather, it is a shift in attitude where maintenance and cultivation move together towards what repair might look like.
Led by architects and academics Colby Vexler (Office Heuler), Belinda Yang, Louis Horne, B+W+ of Baracco+Wright, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal and photographer Rory Gardiner, Rooms and Corridors: A Plan for Tending and Untending is a document compromised of some planimetric drawings, site survey photographs and short essays outlining the provisions for a subtle architectural proposal for a park currently under construction.