Lares: A Reflection on the Portuguese Third Generation and Placemaking

Originally Published in Pool LA, no. 6: PLANT (2021) by Zachary Torres “Now, what took place in the beginning was this: the divine or semidivine beings were active on earth. Hence the nostalgia for origins is equivalent to a religious nostalgia. Man desires to recover the active presence of the gods; he also desires toContinue reading “Lares: A Reflection on the Portuguese Third Generation and Placemaking”

Flattening Time: The Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel

The plans of the Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel were drawn nearly two hundred years apart, and yet both speak to the Ruskian timelessness of the ruin. The temple and chapel are representative of their respective ages, with the former alluding to Romanticism’s longing for a pastoral past free from Industrialism’s grime, whereas the chapelContinue reading “Flattening Time: The Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel”