May 26, 2005

Big Box Reuse

"As superstores abandon buildings in order to move into bigger stores, what will become of the walls that they leave behind? It is within the answer to this question that we are seeing the resourcefulness and creativity of communities dealing with a situation that is happening all over the country: the empty big box. Through travel and the study of buildings, Julia is researching the way people build their towns, creating the context for their own lives."

This is a really powerful idea to me. When people criticize Wal-Mart, and the like, they fail to acknowledge the infrastructure that goes into the construction of these truly impressive edifices. Check out this article about her and the project

Via Space and Culture


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