Archinect - News 2014-10-20T14:45:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/29208043/rob-walker-visits-portfoliopolis Rob Walker visits Portfoliopolis Nam Henderson 2011-11-29T19:29:15-05:00 >2011-12-02T07:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t0zdeblqhem1xk46.jpg" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I find this perversely reassuring. I've visited The High Line, and frankly found it indistinguishable from Portfolioplis to a degree that unnerved me. A visitor moves through such spaces cautiously, half-expecting that it is all mirage &mdash; but wondering just the same if might contain, possibly, some kind of portal, some secret passageway to Porfolioplis itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Walker has begun to collect images from contests, exhibitions and blogs and of course portfolios, of a seductive imagined place. A place he names Portfoliopolis. He admits he would love to live there as it is&nbsp;without fail, &nbsp;urban + walkable as well as convenient but still sustainable. Walker briefly sends up the language of &nbsp;architectural speak, ending with a critical eye on the High Line. Which, he offers as an example of how occasionally something from Portfolioplis does manifest itself in our own familiar, three-dimensional geography.</p>