GRAVITY: PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE 24
Edited by Cathcart, Fatauzzi and van Elslander
"Push/Pull" by Philip Beesley
"The first thing is the smell: a recipe full of ammonia. The invisible atmosphere leeches from the 400 litres of latex rubber painstakingly layered over the 80-year old concrete floors of the warehouse building. It surrounds you and gives a faint bite inside as you breathe it in. The acrid taste that you find inside you leaves the question of its origin uncomfortably hanging. You know latex is artificial, but it doesn't feel that way: urine? Disease? A bundle of ancient instincts are aroused in reacting to the space. You find yourself on guard."
Cathcart, Fatauzzi, van Elslander
Pamphlet Architecture 24
Princeton Architectural Press
New York, 2003