The Floating Community
|Publisher||The Architectural Publisher B|
Variously known as the Harbour of Peace and the Pirate Harbour, the floating community is a spontaneously evolved and self-organised haven for people living on the fringes of society, yet it is centrally situated Copenhagen next to Christiania and an upscale residential area. For more than a decade, people have been living here in self-refurbished boats and self-constructed houses on rafts, clustered around existing jetties, mooring poles, and sunken boats. This community of outsider artists, poets, lost souls, and dreamers is one of diversity, prone to both antagonistic disruption and mutual fertilisation. Danish architect and urbanist Henrik Valeur explores its many facets in this book.
|264 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 24 cm, pb, English|
The Architectural Publisher B