Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra-Thin

ISBN: 9781616899462 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Matthew Soules Editură: Princeton Architectural Press Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 224 Stoc: La comandă

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“Soules’s excellent book makes sense of the capitalist forces we all feel but cannot always name… Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin arms architects and the general public with an essential understanding of how capitalism makes property. Required reading for those who think tomorrow can be different from today.”― Jack Self, coeditor of Real Estates: Life Without Debt

In Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin, Matthew Soules issues an indictment of how finance capitalism dramatically alters not only architectural forms but also the very nature of our cities and societies. We rarely consider architecture to be an important factor in contemporary economic and political debates, yet sparsely occupied ultra-thin "pencil towers" develop in our cities, functioning as speculative wealth storage for the superrich, and cavernous "iceberg" homes extend architectural assets many stories below street level. Meanwhile, communities around the globe are blighted by zombie and ghost urbanism, marked by unoccupied neighborhoods and abandoned housing developments.
Learn how the use of architecture as an investment tool has accelerated in recent years, heightening inequality and contributing to worldwide financial instability:

• See how investment imperatives shape what and how we build, changing the very structure of our communities
• Delve into high-profile projects, like the luxury apartments of architect Rafael Viñoly's 432 Park Avenue
• Understand the convergence of technology, finance, and spirituality, which together are configuring the financialized walls within which we eat, sleep, and work

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Matthew Soules
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Princeton Architectural Press
Inaltime
20
Latime
15
Grosime
2.28
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
224
Subtitlu
Architecture and Capitalism in the 21st Century
Bic
AMVD
Greutate
566
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