CLUB CLUB

Chicago, IL and New York, NY

IF THE TOWER STANDS, THE NEXT PLAYER IS UP Development decisions are made independently from the architect. The city slips from our grasps as it is built before our eyes; urban forms are physical manifestations of investment strategies often tied to economic and political conditions. Developments spawn from aligning secured funds and manipulating urban ordinances. When real-estate speculations are heightened to new levels, city making becomes a competitive game to win. As one removes blocks to position them atop one another, the tower raises and simultaneously weakens its base, revealing the space between risk-taking and free will. Team: Cyril Marsollier-Desir + Wallo Villacorta

IF THE TOWER STANDS, THE NEXT PLAYER IS UP

Development decisions are made independently from the architect. The city slips from our grasps as it is built before our eyes; urban forms are physical manifestations of investment strategies often tied to economic and political conditions. Developments spawn from aligning secured funds and manipulating urban ordinances. When real-estate speculations are heightened to new levels, city making becomes a competitive game to win. As one removes blocks to position them atop one another, the tower raises and simultaneously weakens its base, revealing the space between risk-taking and free will.

Team: Cyril Marsollier-Desir + Wallo Villacorta

Club Club is an architectural practice seeking to attain an understanding of the city through its by-products and artifacts.

Club Club was the recipient of the 2012 Chicago Architectural Prize for its reuse proposal of the Prentice Women’s Hospital. The firm was featured in “Reconsidering an Icon,” the exhibition immediately following the competition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. In December of 2015, Club Club was exhibited in the group exhibition, Projects Nobody Asked for at BALTSprojects in Zurich, Switzerland. It has been internationally featured in publications including CLOG : Brutalism, Soiled “Windowscraper”, B-1 and Nothing Major.

 

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