INFRASTRUCTURE AS ARCHITECTURE
|SCOTT LLOYD + KATRINA STOLL
|Jovis Publishers, Berlin, 2010
The spatial needs of contemporary cities and their supporting infrastructures stretch far beyond traditional city, territorial and national borders. New cultural practices are formed in these expanding contexts, allowing projects from terra-forming infrastructures to open-source design systems to grace the anthologies of architectural strategy and expression. This ventures architecture deeper into the cultural politics of collective space and artefact and confronts the previously subconscious systems that sustain urbanity. The book is a collection of project descriptions and essays selected from a select group of established and emerging architects and writers, each offering divergent potentials for architecture in infrastructure.