Practices in Research #05 - Demolitions and Deconstructions
"What methods and processes do architects use when approaching an existing structure? How do they carefully and critically examine an existing building and how do they reveal its potential? What knowledge do they gain in the process of assessing what can stay and what must go? And finally, how can they afford to do so, given that architects' fees are still generally tied to construction costs, i.e., material and energy consumption?
PiR 05 – “Demolitions and Deconstructions” is looking for contributions reflecting on these questions related to careful yet experimental transformations. The contributions are expected to report about critical practices through which these questions are examined, staying close to its documents and outcomes."
Short abstracts to be submitted before the 26th of Februrary 2024.