Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism by Mason WhitePamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism by Mason White

Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism

byMason White, Lola Sheppard

Paperback | December 22, 2010

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Participants in the Pamphlet Architecture 30 competition were asked to respond to the theme Investigations in Infrastructure," and propose new directions for architecture, transportation, energy, cities, and agriculture at a continental scale. The winning entry, Coupling, imagined six daring projects: a high-speed rail system across the Bering Strait that also collects freshwater from the seasonal iceshelf; a decommissioned airport transformed into a geothermal data farm and agriculture site; thickening on/off ramps around "big box" stores into circular parking lots; a call toinclude landfills in the list of preserved open spaces; and a saline terminal lake turned into a water farm, recreational retreat, and habitat haven. Coupling argues that infrastructures behave as artificially maintained natural systems. Rather than a New Deal approach of massive engineering or iconic infrastructure, Coupling employs adaptable, responsive, small-scale interventions whose impacts are global in scale."
Title:Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural OpportunismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 7 × 0.25 inPublished:December 22, 2010Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1568989857

ISBN - 13:9781568989853

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