B9_#099 // Substation // Lloyd Lee
Distribution substations are made to be hidden. As an ashamed infrastructural entity, it is often disguised with a decorative, rational or superficial facade to align with the city. Unlike substations, neon signs are urban elements that need to be seen. These boastful elements are product of an increasing commercial tendency of our time. The proposal here is a reimagined substation that wants to be seen. Substations are now placed near city centres for better access and can be maintained more frequently. Companies wanting to advertise themselves has to buy their rights to each panel. New substations are new urban spectacles that want to be seen.
Lloyd Lee is an Diploma Student at the Architectural Association School of Architecture