Sand Cultures

Sand Cultures

 

the growing of plants in pure quartz sand to investigate their nutritional needs, growth, and development under laboratory conditions. The disadvantages include poor aeration of the substrate and the accumulation of nutrient salts. Owing to these disadvantages, sand culture is rarely used.

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These, and a good many other example, give hope that at last proper architects (as opposed to exterior decorators) are coming to grips with what David Harvey has called the 'condition of postmodernity': when space and time are compressed by electronic communications; when sand cultures are collaged in a way that (unless we are very careful) can make life disorientated and meaningless.