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BRUSSELS’ CONFLICTING CONSTRUCTS – visual essay

2016
  • Ingel Vaikla
  • Mark Minkjan

“The urban condition is characterised by the constant pressure of forces – economic, political, social and cultural – that continuously shape and reshape cities. Urban design and architecture are the most tangible expressions of specific circumstances in a specific location in a specific time. To concretise this abstracted notion of what urban dynamics bring about we take a look at Brussels, which is an epitome of how a place can be affected by its volatile context /…/”

‘Brussels’ Conflicting Constructs’ is a visual essay from a book ‘Elements of Architecture: Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces’ by Mikkel Bille and Tim Flohr Sorensen published by Routledge. Text by Mark Minkjan, photos by Ingel Vaikla.