‘Place and non-place are rather like opposed polarities: the first is never completely erased, the second never totally completed …. The distinction between places and non-places derives from the opposition between place and space. Space, for Michel de Certeau, is a ‘frequented place’, ‘an intersection of moving bodies’: it is the pedestrians who transform a street (geometrically defined as a place by town planners) into a space. The place (geometric space) as an assembly of elements coexisting in a certain order and the space as an animation of these places by the motion of a moving body.’ – Marc Auge — non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity
As constructed architectural spaces these non-places are all the more fascinating because they are not, generally, conceived as high architecture. The structures are functional but throwaway. Yet photographed from the right angle these leftover concrete corners and subterranean bunkers, with their delineating white markings, reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating spaces.