MICHAEL RAKOWITZ · DULL ROAR

* Interesante señor.
Aqui dejo su proyecto DULL ROAR y el texto adjunto.























"The hush, like that of a football crowd awaiting the outcome of a crucial place kick in the last seconds of a bowl game, was ended by sharp explosions. As the reinforced steel and concrete building crumbled into rubble a spontaneous shout arose from the spectators.

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 22, 1972, the day after the second Pruitt-Igoe building was imploded

Dull Roar invites viewers entering the gallery to walk on an elevated wooden platform up to an observation deck from which they can watch the repetitive motion of an inflatable building rising and collapsing, a model of Pruitt-Igoe, the infamous 1950s housing project in St. Louis. Designed by Minoru Yamasaki on the modernist premises of Le Corbusier’s ideal residential habitat, the initial plan sought to incorporate “three essential joys of urbanism: sun, space and greenery.” Safe democratic space would encourage safe democratic living.


Sixteen years later on April 21, 1972 the public demolition of Pruitt-Igoe began amid a sea of spectators. Charles Jenks would later remark, “Modern architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri on July 15, 1972 at 3:32 pm when the infamous Pruitt-Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite. (...) ".




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