Pamela Prado, Pedro Ignacio Alonso

Before architecture’s organising powers are triggered through the act of design, a building is no more than a formless accumulation of varying materials – the very same components that will eventually re-emerge with a building’s demolition years later, when it becomes a bare mountain of formless matter. But architectural design can extend beyond a given form and start operating at the level of a redistribution of matter through design material cycles. This book brings together contemporary architectural practices and artists reflecting upon the art of designing cycles, addressing the past and present of construction, relationships to the geopolitics of extractivism, and possible futures for the building industry.

Circo de Ideias + Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022 / editors: Pamela Prado, Pedro Ignacio Alonso / authors: BC architects & studies & materials, Bellastock, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, David Barro, Ilya Kabakov, Joana Rosa, Lara Almarcegui, Lydia Kallipoliti, Pamela Prado & Pedro Ignacio Alonso, ReCreate: Erik Stenberg & Satu Huuhka / 170×225 / 148p / EN / design: barbara says… / isbn: 978-989-33-3798-1