An exploration into ways of thinking and doing architecture in a post-industrial city
The book, published by Bergen School of Architecture (NO) in collaboration with UAUIM (RO), explores architectural processes and the usage of limited resources to maximize the affects of latent capital of post-industrial cities, using Brăila as a case study – with strong monographic aspects.
The use of raw, common materials to build a design object with a contemporary feel is in line with the main idea of the book – that of valuable latent potential in things that appear to be of little worth.
Bergen Architecture School, Norway
The layout is a refined invocation of the socialist industrial era.
Raw materials with a contemporary feel
The use of raw, common materials to build a design object with a contemporary feel is in line with the main idea of valuable latent potential in things that appear to be of little worth.
Building context through personal exploration
The design reflects the nonlinear research process and the feeling of Norwegian students facing the realities of Brăila for the first time with a scrapbook like approach.
Photographic inserts with “postcards from Brăila” and short essays pop up throughout the book to help the reader build context and get more personal in the exploration.