Book Launch: Buildings Must Die

Launch of Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture.

Please join us for some reflections on the book, a bite and a toast on Friday 29 May at Loysel’s Toy Cafe. See you there!


Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture
Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs
MIT Press, 2014



“Buildings Must Die is indeed a perverse work on architecture, architecture at its most raw and elemental, at the point of its decay and destruction, sometimes quickly, with spectacular effect, and sometimes slowly. Architecture is never fully living, and is always passing out of existence; as it makes, so what it makes is inevitably unmade. This book is a fascinating, articulate exploration of this movement of creative destruction that haunts the very project of architecture.”

—Elizabeth Grosz, author of Architecture from the Outside



Read more reviews of the book here.

Buildings Must Die, Reviews

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