Interstices 05

“Faciality” explores the connection of notions of the face with facades, fronts, holey walls and materiality. It asks in how far architectural modernity might be regarded as an intensification of the black hole/white wall system, and how far a dismantling. Does the removal of the face from the façade make a building more or less like an object? Are contemporary attempts at animating the building within a flow of forces and movements to be seen as a final overcoming of faciality?

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Facing Fronting Gordana Kostich-Lefebvre

Erasing the Face: Control and Shading in Post-Colonial Architecture, William W. Braham

Céramique Office Building, Wiel Arets