Logistical Fictions

Paper Architecture

What do you do as an architect living in a country that sets limits on and penalties for architectural design? […] During the Cold War, the brave and inventive architects of the Soviet Union did not cease to advance their cause. They continued to explore their ideas in several ways, including one very simple but dangerous method: they drew what they couldn’t build, and thus invented paper architecture.

Ronald Feldman, on the paper architecture of Alexander Brodsky. Brodsky & Utkin, (Princeton NJ: Princeton Architectural Press, 2015 [1991]).