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Is There Life Beyond Sustainability?

[caption id="attachment_3597" align="alignleft" width="150"] Architect Christian Benimana of Mass Design Group[/caption] The 140-bed hospital complex stops time, like a long-lost friend you run into where you’d least expect to. In such a surprise occurrence, past and future appear to come to a standstill. Here, just outside Rwanda’s capital of Kigali, it’s impossible to ignore that the site once held a police outpost in the whirlwind of mass murder. Kaleidoscopic images of those days in 1994 bring forth anguish and terror as if they were happening today. At the same time, in this stillness, one can’t help but rejoice at the sight of the new hospital building and the national, multi-ethnic renaissance it embodies. (more…)

By Louis Postel, ago
Graphisoft USA

Mix Master

[caption id="attachment_4338" align="alignleft" width="150"] Mix Master Charles Goldman[/caption] In his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, studio last year Charles Goldman was reading the New York Times. After weighing its symbolic value as a “spreader of information,” he launched a series of “plop sculptures” out of mashed issues of the Times. “Then I left a bucket overnight by accident,” Goldman recalls. “In the morning I kicked it over. The contents had become solid, and I kicked them out of the bucket.” (more…)

By Louis Postel, ago
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