Reinvention of the Existing


New meanings of existing spaces and structures.

Reinvention of the Existing


New meanings of existing spaces and structures.
Future architecture: giving new social meaning to the existing public spaces and familiar typologies of today.
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  • # Construction
  • # Social
  • # Infrastructure

Cities today have more built structures than they actually use. Future of architecture will focus on reuse of the existing spaces and buildings, rather than on new developments in a ‘tabula rasa’ condition.

Challenged by technology & new medias, many spatial typologies in future will need reinvention. Processes, which previously had a fixed location, now are mobile; what used to happen on public squares, now happen in private rooms, etc. How will architecture react to that changes?

What makes public space in the time when public debates are happening in Facebook? Can the shopping malls transform into social and cultural centers in the age of online shopping? Can the advertisement infrastructure, obsolete in the age of social media, be re-used and become public gardens? How to reinvent museums, when most of the knowledge is archived on servers?

These and other questions will lead to a research/design project on public spaces and the future of architecture of the city.


Can the advertisement infrastructure, obsolete in the age of social media, be re-used and become public gardens?

What makes a public space in the time when public debates are happening in Facebook?

Can the shopping malls transform into social and cultural centers in the age of ubiquitous online shopping?

Can rooftops of inaccessible private buildings become places of events and social interaction?


Idea by

Artem Kitaev, Leonid Slonimskiy, Nikolay Martynov
KOSMOS Architects
Paholyothin Soi 4, 7 Sribathana Building
Bangkok, 10400
Thailand
KOSMOS Architects is a virtual office, which collaborates from different continents and brings together partners who are based in New York, Moscow and Bangkok. Projects of the office include winning proposals for H.C. Andersen Museum in Denmark, ‘Queensway’ and ‘Street Architecture’ awards in New York, Pavilion for Garage Museum and ‘EMA’ cultural centre in Moscow. KOSMOS primarily focuses on public and cultural buildings and combines it with academic practice, research and artwork.

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