Am I Home Yet?


Name: Julius Bykowski

Nationality: Germany

Institution / Company: Bergische Universität Wuppertal


Name: Sebastian Steenbock

Nationality: Germany

Institution / Company: Bergische Universität Wuppertal


– FINALIST of 2020 Monument Competition


The moment we identify what mankind defines is when we reprocess how society expresses itself in its diversity, through place and time.

For places where neither culture nor human traces but the space itself has ever occurred; for them, this monument of mankind is designed, based on the study of proportion in nature.

Imagine that someday all culture and beauty is lost. Whatever reason that would be, it always raises the question if we are capable of storing anything of mankind’s legacy.

Settled in an uninhabited environment, we create a monument in which representation of culture formed the elements and is nothing but the remaining lifeless form, ensuring that our expression of society will outlive our civilization. Therefore, it saves what digital information cannot eternally store, and finally shows what architecture really is about.

Monuments refer to specific events or persons constructed in order to overwhelm, but what is the form to express mankind? We see this monument as a collection of forms, as an object made from reference, furthermore which function it is to be referential.

The intention is not to create totalism but identification through diversity that is reflected by the collection of fragments. An ode to mankind’s will of expression when no home exists anymore.


#digital vs physical #diversity #culture storage #identification #legacy

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