Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling Paperback / softback
Participants in the Pamphlet Architecture 30 competition were asked to respond to the theme Investigations in Infrastructure," and propose new directions for architecture, transportation, energy, cities, and agriculture at a continental scale.
The winning entry, Coupling, imagined six daring projects: a high-speed rail system across the Bering Strait that also collects freshwater from the seasonal iceshelf; a decommissioned airport transformed into a geothermal data farm and agriculture site; thickening on/off ramps around "big box" stores into circular parking lots; a call toinclude landfills in the list of preserved open spaces; and a saline terminal lake turned into a water farm, recreational retreat, and habitat haven.
Coupling argues that infrastructures behave as artificially maintained natural systems.
Rather than a New Deal approach of massive engineering or iconic infrastructure, Coupling employs adaptable, responsive, small-scale interventions whose impacts are global in scale."
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
- Publication Date: 31/01/2011
- Category: Architectural structure & design
- ISBN: 9781568989853