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O’Mighty Green, by Beatriz Ramo

Fetishisation of greenness reaches new heights with the O’Mighty Green

O’Mighty Green, by Beatriz Ramo (founder of Dutch practice STAR strategies + architecture), is a project that draws attention to the fetishisation of the colour green in relation to issues of sustainability, by ‘greening’ a series of famous buildings. As well as these eco-friendly versions of Palladio’s Villa La Rotunda and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, she conceived a Sustainable Cenotaph for Isaac Newton.

As a former architect with OMA, Ramo greened the work of Superstudio’s Adolfo Natalini and rewrote Rem Koolhaas’s parable of the devolving city from his essay ‘Junkspace’ (2006), substituting the concepts of ‘sustainability’ and ‘green’ for Koolhaas’s terms of ‘modernity’ and ‘junkspace’.

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