Experimental art.chitectural Structures in the un-used urban environment.
The term ‘structure’ is the foundation of this project; its purpose is to describe the active process of collecting and re-moulding reclaimed materials of the discarded urban environment; from which to build momentary fragments of ‘artchitecture’. The emphasis on instinctive unquestioned structures, slight of purpose, yet infused with aesthetics, is the core ideology behind this volley of follies. To ask too many questions and to debate the necessity of each build could be viewed as the demolition of every spark to an idea, from a creative, artistic or architectural background.
Rules and measurements, regulations and security are the arms and legs of British architecture today. Experimentation, fear of failure and unnecessary expense are steered clear of, leaving many spaces in Britain with but a few conventional trappings to
choose from - safely tarmacked multi story carparks, over loaded empty office space or relentless mountains of flimsy one bed apartment blocks that go unrented.
There is another option, the decisively lonesome, adventurous option. Spaces all over Britain’s cities go unnoticed, unused, due to lack of money or interest. This is where the creativity of the ‘Structures’ project finds an opening. What if the city were allowed to experiment with structure and form and materials and to interract with the urban environment just to see what reaction was gained from doing so.
Each individual structure in this project is born from a reaction to the environment in which it is found. Each process is individually observant to a different element of the built environment, causing an unsystematic approach and
outcome with every piece. A photograph of each structural outcome is all that is required to document this experimental project. Rules of architecture colliding with the free will of a fine art perspective. The result holds no restriction upon the medium of expression, simply a reclaimed reaction to spaces that hold potential for such creations to exist. How long these constructs can last, in the face of an unfailingly destructive onslaught of urban vandalism, who knows or cares. As long as it was there. Build for the sake of building, not for capital, where land is found un-used, un-wanted and un-noticed. To make the darkest corners of our cities and the long a-wasted but wearily not totally forgotten tarmac graveyards turn into momentary beacons of art.chitectural rag-and-bone elegance.