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The World’s Biggest Architecture Exhibit is Decorated with 100 Tons of Trash

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It looks like somebody decorated a monastery for a glam-rock high school dance.

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In his trip to South America, Bruce Chatwin encountered an old lady walking in the desert carrying an aluminum ladder on her shoulder.

Standing on the ground, the stones did not make any sense; they were just random gravel.

He calls his method incremental design, and it often means using limited government funding to build deliberately half-finished structures.

The approach lets tenants flesh out their respective units as they please, resulting in government-issued housing that s colorful, vibrant, and personal—like a real home.

Caption: At The Architectural Imagination," at the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architects displayed ideas for regenerating Detroit.

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