GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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INSERT DADAISM INTO PARAMETRICISM

February 16, 2016 / 0 comments

What is parametric architecture all about? It’s obviously and shockingly enough about parameters and the way with play with them – of course, we use an algorithmic approach in order to optimize these parameters, but as a parametric enthusiast myself I can’t help but admit that sometimes it’s just entertaining to randomly play with shapes…

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THE POPULAR MYTH OF AN IMMATERIAL INTERNET

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The Popular Myth of an Immaterial Internet is allowing our cities to be covertly corrupted by private infrastructure devoid of any sense of public generosity Years ago, on a quiet lane in rural Devon, I saw a crew of engineers drag great chunks of copper cable from a trench. Each was a thick bundle of copper, remnants of a…

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SENTENCES ON CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURE

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Sentences on Conceptual Architecture by Sol Lewitt and Toby Shew original here: http://www.altx.com/vizarts/conceptual.html Conceptual architects are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Rational judgements repeat rational judgements. Irrational judgements lead to new experience. Formal architecture is essentially rational. Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically. If the architect changes…

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THE ARCHITECTS LAUGHS LAST

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The Architect Laughs Last – [also feature in OSA zine]   Here a group of architects called TALL from SCIArc argue for fiction, which when compared to the AR article  by Catling [see Ellies post: ‘Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: What is the Moral Duty of the Architect?’] , is an entirely…

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SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

David Cowlard explains how social-media channels have become dominant features of the digital landscape and the increasing influence of social media within the field of architecture. Whether we are keeping in touch with triends and family or actively engaged with an online community, social media now shape the way many of us communicate. Facebook users now number close…

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CEDRIC PRICE – MEMORY BANK

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

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SCHUMACHER SLAMS BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Irony, allegory and dystopia − Patrik Schumacher sees no future for the type of hopelessly unrealistic education lauded by the British architectural  establishment The submissions to the current RIBA President’s Medals demonstrate once more that architectural education in Britain is operating in a parallel universe. The (best?) students of the current generation as well as their teachers seem to think…

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MORPHOPEDIA – THE ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORPHOSIS

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

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“NEW MEDIA” AND THE OBSOLESCENCE OF ARCHITECTURE

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Exhibition pavilions have always offered a fertile ground for architectural experimentation. Aimed at a public eager to be bewildered and amply financed by nations or large enterprises competing for attention, the temporary nature of such pavilions invites for daring structural solutions, experimental building materials, and innovative spatial concepts. In the second half of the twentieth…

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