Brendan MacFarlane discusses the Librairie Florence Loewy V in Paris, and his proposal for Mus?e du quai Branly.
Video Archive | Bookstores (3)
MacFarlane documents the renovation of a bookstore in Paris. From the initial concept of filling the space entirely with books, he describes how the project became an exploration of the “artisanal qualities” of fabrication. He explains the placement of three totems within the store as an organizational strategy.
Mitchell characterizes his recent research on digital technology and it’s effects on the city. He discusses the formation of new infrastructures along with new systems of telecommunications. He argues for a”Recombinant Architecture,” which he describes as a reconfiguration of fragments of familiar architectural features. Mitchell compares the spatial organization of traditional bookstores with Amazon.com.