Title: Architecture as Currency
Authors: Villa, Riccardo Matteo  
Category: Original Research Article
Keywords: speculation; critique; design; essay; competition
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Journal: ARQ 
Abstract: 
When it comes to uncertainty about the future, architectural competitions and the real estate market are the spaces of speculation par excellence. Departing from this idea, the following article shows how competitions – by developing and recycling architectural forms – favor the accumulation of capital within the office, since without a final destination projects are increasingly resembling money.
DOI: 10.4067/S0717-69962019000200064
ISSN: 0716-0852
Organisation: E259-04 - Forschungsbereich Architekturtheorie und Technikphilosophie 
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Publication Type: Article
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