Small Format Architecture

architect Mathias Klotz Germain

Contemporary architecture is going through a crisis, no doubt. It is enough to glance over a couple of magazines to feel that everybody is making the same project. At most, the subject of architecture is summarized on a new skin or a new geometry, the product of consumer behaviour that gobbles everything. The desire for disposable objects hand-in-hand with fetishism has led architects to work on a utterly unreal scenario, in a desperate attempt to climb to the hyper-consumer chart. The most blatant example of what I am saying can be seen in China, where an endless variety of vulgar and over-ornate towers keep advancing, like an army that stops at nothing.