Higher Future

2015
Concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil
339 × 65 × 65 cm
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The work Higher Future—concrete columns with their steel nerves sprawling skywards—contemplate architectural and urban temporality and incompleteness. Building regulations in many countries get circumvented by homeowners by leaving the mainstays of their houses unfinished. What may seem like structural decay is actually temporal—and legal—corruption, allowing them to maybe build more floors in the future. Often, however, the inner clock of architecture doesn’t make buildings, but plants and vines grow on them.

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Higher Future (Cactus), detail, 2015, Concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, 339 x 65 x 65 cm

Higher Future (Cactus), detail, 2015, Concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, 339 x 65 x 65 cm

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Higher Future (Maguey), detail, 2015, Concrete, steel, Comex paint pots, paint, wood, sealer, plants, soil, 339 x 65 x 65 cm