‘Prototyping Architecture’s Future, Again’ is the title of a short introduction just written for Manufacturing Material Effects: Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture, to be published this spring in the USA. The book is a compilation of an internaitonal symposium last April in Indianapolis,and features the work of two-dozen architects, theorist and fabicators.
A short introduction to a few recent AA Projects, for an upcoming issue of Arquine Magazine. On the the rapid decline of the historical alliance of geography and forms of architectural knowledge, practise and education. Due out in March, 2008.
Session One of my four courses in this Spring Term’s 3rd Year Histories & Theories Course, ‘Architecture From Discipline to Culture’. My four weekly sessions are titled ‘Architecture as Knowledge’. I’ll survey a different kind of architectural knowledge each week. Today: ‘Architecture as Plan’, on the modern history of plan-making operations.
Not a lecture, but plenty of talking: into Dubai for the day’s presentations at the end of our AA ten-day Visiting School Workshop in Dubai. Brilliantly organised by Markus Miessen, and with the help of AA Art Director Zak Kyes and half a dozen visiting tutors, 42 students in three teams presented their design and […]
A quick 24-hour trip to Tel Aviv, at the invitation of Tel Aviv University, to give a closing keynote address to a one-day international conference on formalism. My paper, titled ‘Ambient Formalism’, focused on a ‘form’ of formalism not often discussed within contemporary architectural cultures. < I'll post online soon >
Lars Muller’s beautiful new monograph on the little-known Muji art director Kenya Hara. An appeal for defining the creativity less through a project’s appearance, than how it is has been pursued. Awesome, refreshing, counter-intuitive.