Wealth and power have a certain look. In today’s society, corporate buildings are materialised in steel, iron and glass, in order to build structures that are taller, lighter, and impressive. Architectural style expresses power, authority and prosperity. With a shortage of land, densification maximises land value while at the same time more power and wealth are created within the city. The selection of buildings represented in Capitalist Crystalline are powerful places where the construction of the glass encourages passersby to see within the belly of the building, which shows the inside of the generated capitalism. To capture the heights of the glass towers, a mirror was used to reflect the image of these buildings, to suggest how they might see and admire themselves.
Callum Bithell • Hollie Cornish • Ceri Davies • Hannah Gross • Leah Hammond-Clay • Victoria Mann • Amy Telfer • Chelsea Walton • Lucy Webster • Bethany Willows •