The Ruin Academy

The Ruin Academy is a co-operation between the Casagrande Laboratory / Finland and JUT Foundation for Arts & Architecture / Taiwan.

At the ruin academy, students and professors live together in an abandoned 5-story apartment block in central Taipei reasearching to re-organize the industrial city and the man in a box. It is viewed as an example of urban case study and therefore a fragment of the Third Generation City, the organic ruin of the industrial city.

The whole building is perforated with 6-inch wide holes so that water can come into the whole building and slowely turn into a “compost of the modern city – compost as the future top-soil”. All the interior walls of the building and all the windows are removed in order to grow bamboo and vegetables inside the house.

Without his ruins man is just a common ape

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