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There is a huge, not taken into account by anyone, constantly changing and not static resource - unused / abandoned buildings.

Year 2015
Within MARCHI
Authors Alina Nazmieva (diptom)
Supervisor Ruben Arakelyan

The geometry of the research path follows the geometry of the city. The study itself was conducted in order to identify the zone of maximum concentration of these abandoned places. And then to develop a certain solution, rethinking this zone, by "resurrecting" abandoned places, creating a new program for them, their connections. What are these abandoned objects for the city? Peculiar gaps in time, in the perceived and experienced space, which are invisible appearances, previously included in the life of the city, and now abandoned and invisible. Thus, for the city, they are rather obstacles than objects included in it.

For the city, as for a complex, dynamic system, for urban life, which bypasses these objects. Here, only their physical interaction with the city takes place, but no other. Abandoned territories and buildings are voids in time. They have a past - because once they were used by people, there was life in them, they existed. And now-they are temporarily absent, their temporary absence is expressed by their dilapidation, the ubiquitous green grid, modern rock paintings, rust and a general sense of desolation and the absence of a person in them.