Gallery: D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

 

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and uncontrollable sprawl. In a recent interview on Archinect, Julie Bargmann talks about dedicating her practice to doing something different: her D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio regularly takes on industrial sites, abandoned rail yards, or otherwise “undesirable” locations for development. Rather than advocating the superficial beautification of these places, she instead incorporates elements of the sites’ histories into her projects, layering them with cultural and ecological significance.

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Gallery: D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

 

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and uncontrollable sprawl. In a recent interview on Archinect, Julie Bargmann talks about dedicating her practice to doing something different: her D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio regularly takes on industrial sites, abandoned rail yards, or otherwise “undesirable” locations for development. Rather than advocating the superficial beautification of these places, she instead incorporates elements of the sites’ histories into her projects, layering them with cultural and ecological significance.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

 

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and uncontrollable sprawl. In a recent interview on Archinect, Julie Bargmann talks about dedicating her practice to doing something different: her D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio regularly takes on industrial sites, abandoned rail yards, or otherwise “undesirable” locations for development. Rather than advocating the superficial beautification of these places, she instead incorporates elements of the sites’ histories into her projects, layering them with cultural and ecological significance.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

 

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and uncontrollable sprawl. In a recent interview on Archinect, Julie Bargmann talks about dedicating her practice to doing something different: her D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio regularly takes on industrial sites, abandoned rail yards, or otherwise “undesirable” locations for development. Rather than advocating the superficial beautification of these places, she instead incorporates elements of the sites’ histories into her projects, layering them with cultural and ecological significance.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

 

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and uncontrollable sprawl. In a recent interview on Archinect, Julie Bargmann talks about dedicating her practice to doing something different: her D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio regularly takes on industrial sites, abandoned rail yards, or otherwise “undesirable” locations for development. Rather than advocating the superficial beautification of these places, she instead incorporates elements of the sites’ histories into her projects, layering them with cultural and ecological significance.

Read the rest of this entry »

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  1. Gilbert Cross October 10, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    So pretty, but so sad at the same time. I love it.

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