The Inevitable Cultural Negotiations When Building a City in the 21st Century

architect Srdjan Jovanovi─ç Weiss
project Project ordos 100, Villa 62, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
written by John Palmesino

 

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The architecture N° 062 is part of a larger project called Ordos 100. It is a probe to explore the connections between transformations of the contemporary city and its elemental forms of inhabitation.

 

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Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and the Normal Architecture Office – NAO have designed a house that divides, separates, shifts, splits, rejoins, recombines, realigns, encircles and reconnects the links between its possible future inhabitants and its material forms. The house is a large construction to be built as part of the rewriting and reordering of the fringe landscapes of the sand dunes of the Gobi and the vast grasslands and steppes of Mongolia: inner, outer, southern, northern.