In Girum Imus Nocte

In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni is a Latin palindrome translatable as “We go around at night and here we are consumed by fire”. The project is a reflection and provocation on the dynamics of the international architecture market: the images, grainy and comparable to the scenographic renders, show three buildings designed by archistars who, in the period close to their inauguration, were damaged by fires, which broke out due to different technical causes. The images of the burning buildings, located in China, Azerbaijan and Dubai, play with their symbolic aspect with the same effectiveness as the real estate presentations, underlining the difference between being and appearing, as well as the poor link that binds them to the place where arise.