THE DISAPPEARING ACT
The Burroughs Corporation Power House stands as a symbol of the mid-20th century manufacturing boom. The explosive growth of industries has led to the production of goods where supply exceeds demand, and therefore has had to create demand. The Power house, now, abandoned, exemplifies this material shortsightedness that architects are also complicit in. As an act of preservation through its spectacular destruction, the skeletal remnants of the Power House call for a critical reflection on our consumerist ways. The ghost that the disappearing act leaves behind stands as an open-ended way forward for us, as a society, to choose.
// As architects, do we design buildings to deteriorate but not endure ?
// Can hastened erasure act as a critical statement on our ways of consumption ?