"Plus que ces douairières, les hommes rassemblés autour d’un whist, se révélaient ainsi que des êtres immuables et nuls ; là, les descendants des anciens preux, les dernières branches des races féodales, apparurent à des Esseintes sous les traits de vieillards catarrheux et maniaques, rabâchant d’insipides discours, de centenaires phrases. De même que dans la tige coupée d’une fougère, une fleur de lis semblait seule empreinte dans la pulpe ramollie de ces vieux crânes.” (A Rebours, Huysmans)

escapekit:

Transarquitetônica

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira recently completed work on his largest installation to date at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior.

(Source: thisiscolossal.com, via exhibition-ism)

architectural-review:

'Favelização' imagines Rio de Janeiro under a future government elimination strategy which barricades the favelised regions from expansion and destroys all electricity networks that enter the shanty towns. Slum dwellers are left with little choice but to begin vertical expansion whilst creating their own energy from the resources they are left with.