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CTRLZ Architectures est un collectif basé à Paris et formé par 2 architectes confus (mais pas trop quand même)…. et aujourd”hui est l”anniversaire d”un d”entre eux – Massimo – et nous en profitons pour lui dire bon anniversaire.

En passant, on va aussi parler de leur projet FOR ALL THE COWS dont on a dernièrement entendu parler sur ArchDaily, Boite à Outlis et Daily Charrette. Le projet a été initialement inspiré par les écrits de Serge Latouche, en particulier par l”article “Pour une société de décroissance” qui commence ainsi:

“Mot d’ordre des gouvernements de gauche comme de droite, objectif affiché de la plupart des mouvements altermondialistes, la croissance constitue-t-elle un piège ? Fondée sur l’accumulation des richesses, elle est destructrice de la nature et génératrice d’inégalités sociales. « Durable » ou « soutenable », elle demeure dévoreuse du bien-être. C’est donc à la décroissance qu’il faut travailler : à une société fondée sur la qualité plutôt que sur la quantité, sur la coopération plutôt que la compétition, à une humanité libérée de l’économisme se donnant la justice sociale comme objectif.”

Alors, peut-on penser à une architecture de la décroissance?

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A recent article on ArchDaily talked about our ‘in progress’ footbridge at La Roche sur Yon.
We’re pleased to be a subject of interest for a such an important architecture website, and what we appreciate even more is the public feedback and the list of comments left, which have inspired some interesting reflections about our work here at HDA.
I would particularly like to share some thoughts on the idea (or even obsession) of “being original” in architecture, the meaning of copying someone or something, and what this could imply nowadays, in a time when everybody is talking about copyright and how it’s changing with new communication technologies.

This is a very complex subject and I don’t have any firm ideas or theories, but I would like to use this post just to share some thoughts on it.
In the article I’m referring to, the 80% (maybe more) of comments have a “this project looks like…” format, that’s why I’m mindfully using the word “obsession” above.
My first reaction was to think that these comments were negative, simply because they were saying that at HDA we are not original. But when I heard my principal Hugh Dutton saying happily “they’re comparing us to Calatrava, that’s great!”, I understood that my interpretation was very subjective.
In fact, being original has something of an obsession for architects, but today it’s maybe becoming an antiquated attitude.

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Ci siamo. HDA_Paris ha il suo blog, complexitys, una ricerca poliedrica sull’architettura contemporanea e la sua relazione al carattere intricato e multiforme della cultura dell’era delle comunicazioni. Questo blog nasce da una lunga riflessione di varie menti e, in ultima analisi, dall’aiuto e dai consigli dello studio Ecosistema Urbano, che proprio oggi ha concluso con noi una formazione su comunicazione web strategica per studi di architettura.

Per il momento, forse, è meglio non aggiungere altro. Questo è solo un benvenuto.

Per le foto qui sopra, ringraziamo tutti i partecipanti al gruppo flickr Passerella 2006, dove raccogliamo foto della nostra passerella olimpica a Torino.

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