Modulor´s Bastard Children


When inhabitants take the power against Modernism through a suburbs aesthetic

Modulor´s Bastard Children


When inhabitants take the power against Modernism through a suburbs aesthetic
A critical project about Modernism to recognize the value of suburban aesthetic
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  • # Social
  • # Environment
  • # Infrastructure

Modulor’s Bastard Children are already performing their space. And not in the same way in which their parents would – The Athens Charter’s rules or Modulor’s rational measures were late to disappear- but from its profanation: “giving free use space back to humans” in words of the philosopher Giorgio Agamben.

Modulor’s Bastard Children rise up against the “beautiful architectural object”, which was thought for that athletic white man. It acquires, this way, multiple aesthetics, which encompass immigrants, refugees or gays in a new architecture composed by intensities instead of parts.

Modulor’s Bastard Children understand future architecture from relationships concerning body and space. Relationships that go from the conflict or revolution to new political, social or emotional forms. It is opposed to the idiosyncrasy of black mirror, a new architecture based on erotism and friction between skins and bodies in space.


01_Atlas of Modern Estates

02_Adam´s Tensta House

03_Modulor´s Bastard Children

04_Banlieu´s Diptych

05_It´s a Tensta thing


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GRUPO DE ARQUITECTURA SUBALTERNA
GRUPO DE ARQUITECTURA SUBALTERNA
4/ Avenue Juan de Herrera. 28040
Madrid
Spain
GAS – Grupo Arquitecture Subalterna is a collective based in Madrid and London that seeks to provoke, activate and reflect on the space needs and aesthetic forms required by the bodies that inhabit the space. His work focuses on the narratives of subaltern groups that are not identify with any of the buildings or cities way of life. His line of enquiry has been internationally recognized at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and Venice Biennale 2016.

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