Overview:REVITALISATION OF THE ORDINARY
“The many reviews go no deeper than the new fashion of a polished and readily consumable pop architecture. The most noticeable feature of this architecture is its ridiculous degree of perfection. The architects drawings and presentation techniques emphasize the very thing that can never be realized in society. Control over the process and the object. They actually have only one goal: that of a polished beauty.”
Arie Grafland, The Socious of Architecture
Since 1999 ARJM is active within the domains of architecture and urbanism, searching for design-strategies that are able to use perfection and imperfection as conceptual tools. Constraints as politics or budget are transformed into possibilities that provide for contemporary, sustainable and vital architecture. It means a shift from an outlook on design driven by technological rationalism to one inspired by society and culture of which space becomes the product.