Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa

Architectural procedures must be reinvented, not so that people can acquire more and more expertise, but so that they will take the initiative to install themselves within a manifold, unassimilable world. Architects must create an architectural surround that prompts people to move in such a way that they will, willy-nilly, construct themselves.

– Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa1-4

  1. The quote reflects Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa’s broader philosophy of how architecture should engage with and challenge human perception, movement, and life itself.

  2. They believed in the power of architecture to influence and change the way humans experience the world, aiming for a transformation that goes beyond aesthetics and function actually to affect human vitality and longevity.

  3. Architectural Body (Modern and Contemporary Poetics) by Shusaku Arakawa & Madeline Gins

  4. Shusaku Arakawa & Madeline Gins Works