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Ordinary Ruins


As Auguste Perret said: “Architecture is what creates beautiful ruins”. Does good architecture create better ruins? Recent buildings are built with materials that age prematurely, yet they are interesting sites to explore once they are disused, but difficult to convert. Outside city centres, where land is expensive, modern ruins have little future.
An article by Catherine Sabbah.

Read the full article in AA’s issue 418, May 2017.

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