London, United Kingdom / Feb 15, 2023
"Form Follows Fiction" provides insight into the ideas and concepts of Buro-OS through a variety of contributions on 24 pages. It is part of the 2023 Future Issue of Wallpaper* and is also offered as a special booklet on the occasion of Ole Scheeren's inaugural solo exhibition.
Besides an essay by Ole Scheeren, the issue includes contributions and comments from a number of renowned creatives, scholars, and critics, including Deyan Sudjic with "An Architecture of Ideas", Aric Chen with "Against the Currents of Convetion", Joseph Giovannini with "Form-giver, Space-maker", Hans Ulrich Obrist with "Fictions Becoming Reality", Cao Fei with "Solidifying Time", Apichatpong Weerasethakul with "Adventure Architecture", Peter Cook with "Game-Changer", and Peter Weibel, the curator of the exhibition, with "Spaces of Life".
Peter Weibel writes: "Scheeren is not an architect on a Space odyssey, but on an Earth odyssey. He wants to make Earth habitable. He does not design buildings as ‘machines for living’ like Le Corbusier, but builds social spaces, biotopes, places for living, for coming together, places for the community, for society itself. He opposes classical modernism’s reductionism (Mies van der Rohe’s ‘less is more’), his architectural designs are anarchitecture. His constructs are biomedia for living; their aesthetic is the poetry of knowledge. Scheeren applies holobiontic ideas in the sense of Alexander von Humboldt’s ‘everything is interconnected’, towards what he calls an ‘architecture as living organism’ in which all elements from humans to plants are actively involved, are fellow beings, are all cohabitants. His fiction is that of the lives of people on our planet. His architecture is a terrestrial manifesto."
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