Reconsidering Hope

An ordinary architecture for an extra ordinary urbanism

Reconsidering Hope

An ordinary architecture for an extra ordinary urbanism
How to engage architecture, infrastructure and nature into a new form of collectivism?
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The future is driven towards a certain type of resistance. To generate progress you must resist several phenomenon.

To resist nostalgia, to resist politics, to resist nature, to resist utopia, to resist egos, to resist beauty, to resist consensus, to resist planification, to resist technologies, to resist graphics, to resist speed, to resist medias, to resist publicity, to resist the risk.

What if architecture could help to reconsider a certain type of hope? What if architecture became a source of confidence towards a continuous thinking without accidents of egos, political vagueness?

Architecture should resist and help to represent the "unknown", generate a new sign of endurance, potentially the only option to reveal future sources of optimism.

Architecture should not always be extra ordinary. It should reconsider its ability to be ordinary within a new type of collectivism, source of an extra ordinary urbanism.

Idea by

Clement Blanchet
15 Boulevard Saint Martin
75003 PARIS
Clément Blanchet is an ex -Associate of OMA, where he joined in 2004. During his 10 years collaborating with Rem Koolhaas, he has contributed to the development of OMA in France and led several winning project for the firm, including the design of Caen Library in France, the design of winning entries like the bridge Bosc in Bordeaux. In 2014, CBA is founded in Paris. The practice is structured as a laboratory, researching, informing architecture / urbanism in all its forms.

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