ZACH SEIBOLD


2008

From the Ashes of Fordism

Detroit is disappearing. And it's supposed to. From the Ashes of Fordism posits the productive deconstruction and de-densification of Detroit’s abandoned Michigan Central Station as a way of embracing and projecting from the condition of the post-industrial city. A structure fabricated from building debris and successive layers of poured concrete redirects existing circulation paths within and through the building. Spaces once utilized for the infrastructure of a train station are reconstituted and reprogrammed in service of on site agrarian production and exchange. Once mature, the site will operate in opposition to the fordist principles that define[d] the city - mobile capital will be replaced by an economy characterized by its reliance on surrounding amenities.


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From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism
From the Ashes of Fordism