The Dark Ecology of Magnitogorsk

Research published by Princeton University (2013): 
an alternative landscape and architecture for the post-industrial wasteland.

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The testing ground is Magnitogorsk, City of Iron in the Russian Federation; The project engages the extremity of environmental degradation juxtaposed with the architectural promise of this city in the industrial age. Architecture and infrastructure are explored as time-based and chemically-induced operations. The design methodology recognizes potential and programmatic possibilities for cleaning but at the same time it engages with the material by-products as a new way of building.

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Published by: The Center for Architecture, Urbanism, Infrastructure, Princeton University, 2012.
Distributed by: Island Press. Series Editor: Mario Gandelsonas.