Frameworks photo series across Europe by Sam Laughlin.

“Across Europe one finds buildings that lie unfinished, some are skeletal in form and purpose. These concrete forms represent a stage in the architectural process that, in their case, may never be completed. Frames with nothing to support languish in their abandonment. Here we see architecture paused; construction has ceased and we are left with the bones of buildings in stasis.

As each framework remains unfinished for economic or political reasons, they become modern ruins – evidence of an unsustainable need to build that belies our thirst for progress. Our failed constructions attest to a decline, putting the present into historical perspective by mirroring the remnants of old. Constructions that were never buildings are contemporary artefacts, slowly crumbling.” — Sam Laughlin

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