This work illustrates our interest in finding productive relationships in the collisions of architectural culture with populism, popular consumption, and measures of austerity. The architectural conditions portrayed depict instances whereby our collective worst habits become acts of hyperbolic productivity, where dystopian inputs are forced into the service of utopianism.
These are architectures of availability: egalitarian in their cultural and popular relevance, appeal, and accessibility. Here, out of the ashes of consumerism, excess, and vanity rises an architecture that is both delicious and nutritional, where consumer goods can still become consumer Good, and more is still more.
We are interested in collectivity and accumulation. At certain scales and conditions we imagine time itself as an architectural object. In some cases the mechanisms that destroy our structures produce new architectures. In other cases architecture is produced without Architecture, or by the removal of built structures. In all cases physical architecture is a condition dependant on social structures whose mechanics produce both excess and erasure.