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The supergraphic has become vogue again. Charlie Moore and Bob Venturi may be remembered as the Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg of the architecture world. Like their avant garde art contemporaries, Moore and Venturi re-imagined what pop culture imagery did to the changing face of architecture. The post-critical critique of critical post-modernism attempted to transform the architecture of pop culture into a kind of quasi pop art. Today, however, the art collective Haas&Hahn, which is the working title of artistic duo Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, are repainting the favelas of Rio and, in doing so, are creating communal public spaces that are both graphically organized and urbanistically disorganized. Maybe we'll call it super-popul-urbanism.
At The Functionality we're always excited to see projects like this that build community and re-imagine the most minimal means to unify a uniquely organized urban fabric.