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GEOMETRY OF THE LOST

MARGINAL MONUMENTS
The landscape and the ruin have a lot in common and one could hardly exist without the other. Ruins, like landscapes, find their suggestive power in mixtures of clarity and confusion, illumination and obscurity, presence and distance.

When we shape parts of the landscape an­other landscape is shaped simultaneously. Islands, impediments, buffer zones.

Tattooed on the surface of the earth, the roads and the road ruins might be the biggest historical construction in the future. The roads themselves will remain, deteriorate, see more travel, less trav­el, new vehicles, the same old vehicles; regardless of which - the areas around them will forever be shaped by the road idea.

Part wild, part planned and sometimes sculpted, often both difficult and dan­gerous to access, these kind of places have become a common feature of the city.

This project is part of a continuous re­search on urban left-over typologies. The real ruin in this case is the undefined patches shaped by the defined.
When the borders have all been eaten up, when cities become a dense fabric where every patch counts, the mighty highway landscapes are bound to remain in some incarnation. They are the bones of the inexorcisable ghost of the 1900's – function and form.