Bioscleave House. Photo: Léopold Lambert.

Architecture Against Death

March 2014

The legacy of Arakawa and Madeline Gins
Focusing on the theme of death, or rather its rejection, Arakawa and Madeline Gins established a practice that expounded upon the concept of not-dying. With their oeuvre embracing many forms – architecture, poetry, philosophy, and art – it was their desire to minimise death’s effect on a body at a given moment, thus to decelerate the death process to the maximum degree. As a result, their architecture is entirely dedicated to the production of actions involving not-dying.