Arakawa (1936-2010) and Gins (1941-2014) - Architectural Review - Deepstash
Arakawa (1936-2010) and Gins (1941-2014) - Architectural Review

Arakawa (1936-2010) and Gins (1941-2014) - Architectural Review

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Architecture isn't about comfort

‘Most people, in choosing a new home, look for comfort ... Nonsense. People, particularly old people, shouldn’t relax and sit back to help them decline’

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Architecture in the service of the mutable body

Architecture in the service of the mutable body

The approach of Arakawa and Gin, like all subjects they pursued, might be best understood as a way to pose questions more than offering precise answers. As Duchamp put painting back ‘in the service of the mind’, Arakawa and Gins put architecture in the service of the mutable body.

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Architecture can aid in the structuring of the self

Architecture can aid in the structuring of the self

Central to this ideology is the notion that architecture can aid in the structuring of the self. In what could be described as the artists’ architectural treatise, the human form is inseparable from site, as body, person and world are interlaced. Both Arakawa and Gins were independently inspired by American blind-deaf writer Helen Keller.

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