In Praise of an Oblique Skyline

1. Ruins of Modernism

The contemporary Mediterranean Metropolis is a complex, clement, vibrant ruin.  Massively rebuilt, gradually self-compressed and extemporaneously diffused through informal planning, quid pro quo property laws, bottom-up development and familial socio-economic structures, its architecture unanimously embraced the Domino House as a fast, ubiquitous, open building system.  (Frampton, Aureli)  Continue reading