Occasionally we feel it’s important for us to clearly differentiate ourselves from the others around us. And while we’re not interested in denigrating other projects we feel it’s sometimes useful to draw a line in the sand and say “this is exactly NOT the kind of architecture that interests Animal Architecture.”
We came across Dearasis’s posting on Animal Architecture a few days back and true, it shows some interesting projects but (and maybe this does not need to be said to our loyal readers) they each remain at a level of literal engagement with their totem animal, perpetuating a culture of appropriation and fetishism that we explicitly try to explode. There’s a bigger story out there than these projects suggest. Learning from animals is important. We feel that learning to live WITH them is more so. Though, that hanging survival pod does look pretty cool.
What kind of architecture does interst Animal Architecture? We think the posts below will answer that question for us.