Make It Anew
Architecture builds on history. Even the avant-gardist creed to ‘make it new’ still assumes a past. It is impossible to imagine novelty without an awareness of what existed before. In their transformation projects, diederendirrix retell stories of buildings and sites by paraphrasing parts of the story, by recasting central actors, by making architecture speak in other words. By doing that, they ‘make it anew’.
In their transformation projects, Diederendirrix re-tell stories of buildings and locations. By paraphrasing parts of the story, by rearranging central factors and speaking with architecture in other words, they ‘make it anew’.
In the new publication ‘Make It Anew’, Paul Diederen and Bert Dirrix, together with Hans Ibelings, describe their working method in renovating, regenerating, restructuring and reallocating existing buildings.
Publication ‘Make it Anew’
Hans Ibelings & diederendirrix architects
Published by The Architecture Observer