The battle with the issues of quality and meaning was canceled due to a shortened horizon - and replaced by a chaotic, looting fistfight between the issues of hyper-generic and hyper-specific.
“Our time is taking the sculptural abstraction of a regular building perhaps further than ever before. Still, all of our “blobs”, “algorithmic structures”, “wedges”, “potato chips”, etc. are re-organisations of a limited set of elemental building parts. The catalog of these parts has remained the same ever since our ancestors had THE idea of human history: the switch from finding shelter to building it. This text goes through the most important element: the Wall.
The vernissage guests of the Venice Biennale 2018 today witnessed our contribution at the Nordic Pavilion where we submitted a discussion ”On Boundaries - Confini” with Eero Lunden about architecture and its possible futures. The library exhibition in the neighboring Finnish pavilion in the Giardini features some models of the upcoming Helsinki Central Library, "Oodi", conceived in Janne's previous partnership, Ala architects (Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston). The biennale will be open for public from 26.5. to 25.11.2018
”The moment of revelation is when the apprentice has learned enough to be ready to challenge what they’ve learned.
The moment of disillusion is when the master sees there’s nothing more to challenge.
The moment of success is when they realize that this is not the end, but the beginning.”