The taste for industrial aesthetics, just one of many reasons for the popularity of industrial conversions today, saw its beginnings during the age of post-war modernism, popularised by architects such as Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe. Yet the trend to rethink industrial structures also signals the imbalance of production and consumption that has arisen since the 1970s. Currently, however, rehabilitation initiatives are bringing production back to the city through projects like the thirteen examples in this special issue. Included are the Baltic Station Market by KOKO architects, Zeitz MOCAA by Heatherwick Studio, Malmö Market Hall by Wingårdh, and The Silo by COBE. Published by C3 (Seoul).
224 pages, 23 x 30 cm, softcover, C3 (Seoul).