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Fall 2023 Book Catalog

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Meet the AR+D Publishing Editorial Board

David Grahame Shane trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in the 1960s during the Archigram years. He completed an MArch in Urban Design and a PhD in Architectural and Urban History at Cornell with Colin Rowe. He taught at the A.A. School under Alvin Boyarsky before joining Columbia University in 1985 (and the Urban Design Program in 1991). He now also lectures at Cooper Union and City College in New York. Over the past twenty years he has taught Urban Design master-classes and lectured internationally, as well as being published widely.

In 2008 Kenneth Schwartz was appointed as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture after serving as professor, department chair, and associate dean for twenty-four years at the University of Virginia. As a founding principal of CP+D (Community Planning + Design) and Schwartz-Kinnard Architects, he has won four national design competitions exploring the constructive force that progressive urbanism and architecture can play in rebuilding cities. In addition to his design work, Mr. Schwartz has served as a planning commissioner and member of the Board of Architectural Review for the City of Charlottesville, focusing on design and preservation issues

in the community. Mr. Schwartz served on the University of Virginia Master Planning Committee and the Art and Architecture Review Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a past president of the National Architecture Accrediting Board and recent board member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Monica Ponce de Leon is the dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Along with her success in academia, she is widely recognized as a pioneer in robotic architecture and practices widely through MPdL Studio, which she is the founder of. Throughout her career she has won various design awards including the Young Architect Award in 1997 from the Architectural League of New York, the Award in Architecture in 2002 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Emerging Voices award in 2003. Her past academic career includes being the former dean of A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and work as a professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

John Parman is a visiting scholar in Architecture at UC Berkeley and the co-founder of Snowden & Parman, an editorial studio. He was editorial director at Gensler from 1997 through 2017, launching its client magazine, its trends annual, and a monograph series. He co-founded and published Design Book Review from 1983 through 1999, and is an advisor to ARCADE (Seattle), Architect’s Newspaper (Los Angeles), and Room One Thousand (Berkeley).

Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD, is the interim dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Michelangelo is an architect, preservationist, and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built and natural environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.

Lake Douglas, FASLA, is Professor Emeritus, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU. He received a BLA in landscape architecture from LSU, MLA from Harvard, and PhD from the University of New Orleans. He is the author of seven books—the most recent being Buildings of New Orleans (University of Virginia Press, 2018), which he co-authored with Karen Kingsley—and dozens of articles, book chapters, essays, and book reviews, many of which have been recognized with academic and professional awards. He is active in efforts to support open space equity and revitalize public spaces in New Orleans.

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Drawing Codes Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation

Emerging technologies of design and production have transformed the role of drawings within the contemporary design process from that of design generators to design products. As architectural design has shifted from an analog drawing-based paradigm to that of a computational model-based paradigm, the agency of the drawing as a critical and important form of design representation has shifted. Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation examines the effects of this transformation on the architectural discipline and explores how architects have critically integrated procedural thinking into their drawing process. The book contains 96 commissioned drawings by a diverse range of architects that investigate how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment. The publication features essays by architects and theorists offering diverse perspectives on how computational techniques and, more importantly, computational thinking, can revitalize the role of architectural drawing as a creative and critical act.

Each drawing responds to a shared conceptual prompt developed by the authors and conforms to a standard size and format. The intent is for this consistency to elicit a wide range of approaches to questions of technology, design, code, and representation. The book documents how computational processes such as procedural drawing, digital simulation, automated production, and machine

learning can contribute to a new understanding of what drawings are and how they are created. The result is a considerable diversity of medium, aesthetic sensibility, and content, demonstrating how conventions of architectural representation remain fertile territory for invention and speculation.

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Andrew Kudless leads the design practice Matsys and is a professor at the University of Houston.

Adam Marcus directs the design practice Variable Projects and is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts.

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Silt Sand Slurry Dredging, Sediment, and the Worlds We Are Making

The Dredge Research Collaborative

Silt Sand Slurry is a visually rich investigation into where, why, and how sediment is central to the future of America’s coasts. Sediment is an unseen infrastructure that shapes and enables modern life. Silt is scooped from sea floors to deepen underwater highways for container ships. It is diverted from river basins to control flooding. It is collected, sorted, managed, and moved to reshape deltas, marshes, and beaches. Anthropogenic action now moves more sediment annually than “natural” geologic processes—yet this global reshaping of the earth’s surface is rarely-discussed and poorly understood.

In four thematic text chapters, four geographic visual studies, and a concluding essay, we demonstrate why sediment matters now more than ever, given our contemporary context of sea level rise, environmental change, and spatial inequality. We do this through a documentation of the geography of dredging and sediment on the four coasts of the continental United States. The book explores the many limitations of current sediment management practices, such as short-sighted efforts to keep dynamic ecosystems from changing, failure to value sediment as a resource, and inequitable decisionmaking processes. In response to these conditions, we delineate an approach to designing with sediment that is adaptive, healthy, and equitable.

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The Dredge Research Collaborative is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that investigates human sediment handling practices, through publications, events, and other projects. Their mission is to improve sediment management through design research, building public knowledge, and facilitating transdisciplinary conversation.

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Way Beyond Bigness The Need for a Watershed Architecture

Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, Way Beyond Bigness realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple: scales (site to river basin), disciplines (ecologists to economists), narratives (hyperbolic to pragmatic), and venues (academic to professional). The research critiques and recasts Oxford Dictionary’s two very different definitions for a “watershed”: 1) “An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas” and 2) “An event or period marking a turning point in a situation in a course of action or state of affairs” and its two very different definitions for “architecture”: 1) “The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings” and 2) “the complex or carefully designed structure of something.” The book highlights the author’s comprehensive work of over more than a decade, including in depth field research across the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine, along with a diverse body of academic and professional collaborations, ranging from the speculative to the community-based.

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Derek Hoeferlin, AIA, is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design, an award-winning, trans-scalar architecture and design practice based in St. Louis. He is an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level multi-disciplinary approaches to architecture.

Margarita Jover (foreword) is an architect, urban designer, and landscape architect based in Virginia, USA and Barcelona, Spain. She is the founder and principal, with Inaki Alday, of the firm ‘aldayjover architecture & landscape,’ and an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

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Anthony Acciavatti, Jess Vanecek, Paul Wu, Chenyu Zhang Kees Lokman, Meghan Kirkwood, Chuck Theiling, Jesse Vogler, Jennifer Colten, Forbes Lipschitz, Justine Holzman, Alex Kolker, Robbert de Koning, Dale Morris, Ian Caine, Han Meyer, Jonathan Stitelman, Allison Méndez, L. Irene Compadre, Chad Fisk, Rob Birch, Washington University in St. Louis, Mike Clark

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Designing for Empathy The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments

Aybars Aşçı

Designing for Empathy

The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments

Designing for Empathy: The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments explores the intersections between human development theories and spatial perception, and proposes design strategies for creating learning environments that catalyze empathy. The critical question guiding the book is: how can architecture influence human development, and by extension, how can concepts of empathy in development be influenced and catalyzed by architecture? Planners, architects, and designers are responsible for shaping our physical environment—from our homes, schools, and cultural and religious centers to the wider neighborhoods and cities within which human development takes place. However, architecture is conspicuously absent in most development theories, even though the environment is omnipresent.

In Designing for Empathy, architect Aybars Aşçı puts forth a new perspective on empathy in architecture, which shifts focus toward designing emphatic spaces. If the empathic imagination of the designer is at play during the creative process, designing for empathy occurs after the design reaches its intended users. Applied to the design of learning environments, this proposed approach aligns closely with development theories and explores the important impact of spatial environments on the experience of learning. Through examples of projects designed by Aşçı, the book illustrates how physical spaces have the potency to catalyze empathy in learning environments.

Author

Aybars Aşçı, architect and educator, is an advocate of researchdriven design, with a focus on designing learning environments. His projects range from planning large scale campuses to designing play structures. As a practicing architect he has over 25 years of experience, working in New York and London, on projects located in North America, South America, Middle East, and Asia. Aşçı is the president and founder of Efficiency Lab for Architecture, a design practice specializes in the design of Education Facilities.

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Bracket [On Sharing]

Volume 5

Neeraj Bhatia and Maya Przybylski

Authors

Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer from Toronto, and the founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where he also codirects the urbanism research lab The Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Toronto. He is the coeditor of the books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], and Arium: Weather + Architecture, and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism.

Bracket [On Sharing] considers the historic roots of sharing and their relationship to contemporary models of sharing. Sharing is one of the humanity’s most basic traits; we intrinsically recognize the benefits of pooling resources within a community in order take advantage of varied abilities and access in order to fulfill needs. The impact of sharing goes beyond simply satisfying the necessities for survival and extends itself into the social and cultural dimensions of our communities. In constructing an urban commons, composed of collectively managed and shared resources, we shape our physical, social, and cultural environments to achieve some degree of shareabilty—whether of goods, services, or experiences. These historic and evolved cultural roots ensure that sharing is inevitably part of our daily lives. Yet, its central role in how we organize and manage our cities is increasingly threatened. Within a context of increased emphasis on the individual and privatization of the commons, sharing holds much promise for re-evaluating our economic, political, and social relations to equitably distribute resources and services at the scale of both the individual and the collective.

Maya Przybylski is an associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo where she founded the DATAlab group. Maya combines her background in architecture and computer science to explore how the increased availability of data and the emergence of computational design transforms the theoretical frameworks, methodologies, tools, and outcomes of the architect. Select distinctions and awards for scholarly work include Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2018), Sidewalk Labs Grant (2018), ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal. She is co-editor of books Bracket [On Farming] and Bracket [At Extremes] (Actar), and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (PA Press). Through her design work, Maya has collaborated with a range of practices including Material Syntax, RVTR, Lateral Office, WilliamsonWilliamson Architects, and Bruce Mau Design.

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Ursula Acternkamp, Shalini Agrawal, Catherine De Almeida, Piper Bernbaum, Andrew Bruno, Sara Brysch, Jessica Colangelo, Roy Cloutier, Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Han Dong, Ellen Donnelly, Rodrigo Durán, Christopher Falliers, Ifat Finkelman, Klaus Fischedick, María Teresa Flores, Julia Grinkrug, Stefan Gruber, GruppoTorto, Olivia Hamilton, Qiyao Han, Brian Holland, Nahyun Hwang, Julia Jamrozik, Grace Abou Jaoude, Gabriel Kaprielian, Leen Katrib, Eleni Katrini, Greg Keeffe, Murado & Elvira Krahe, Lluis J. Liñán, Marc Maxey, David Eugin Moon, Jack Murphy, N. Claire Napawan, Norell/Rodhe, Felipe Orensanz, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Kaitlyn Pelletier, Joel Piecowye, Eric Wycoff Rogers, Oren Sagiv, Carlos Sandoval, Víctor Muñoz Sanz, Antje Steinmuller, Brett Snyder, John Vogt, Harry Wei, Benjamin Wells, Lizzie Yarina, George Zhang

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New Investigations in Collective Form

The Open Workshop

Neeraj Bathia

New Investigations in Collective Form presents a group of design experiments by the design-research office THE OPEN WORKSHOP, that test how architecture can empower the diverse voices that make up the public realm and the environments in which they exist. Today, society continues to face urban challenges—from economic inequality to a progressively fragile natural environment—that, in order to be addressed, require us to come together in a moment when what we collectively value is increasingly difficult to locate. Organized into five themes for producing collectivity—Frameworks, Articulated Surfaces, the Living Archive, Re-Wiring States, and Commoning— the projects straddle the fine line between the individual and collective, informal, and formal, choice and control, impermanent and permanent.

Contributors

Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer from Toronto, and the founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where he also codirects the urbanism research lab The Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Toronto. He is the coeditor of the books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], and Arium: Weather + Architecture, and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism.

The Open Workshop is an architectural urbanism practice that focuses on the relationship between form and collectivity. Specifically, the firm is interested in the agency of form to impact political, economic, and ecological systems. Using a transcalar approach to design research, the office straddles a complex line between permanence and ephemerality, control and choice, legibility and illegibility, the individual and the collective, determinacy and indeterminacy, the figure and the field. The office name, THE OPEN WORKSHOP, is a reference to Umberto Eco’s 1962 treatise The Open Work. The office is dedicated to evolving Eco’s concept into architecture by expanding the subject to include the pluralistic public realm and transforming environmental context. Select distinctions include the Canadian Prix de Rome (2019), honorable mention for The Architect’s Newspaper Young Architects Award (2018), the Architectural League Young Architects Prize (2016), as well as the Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence (2016).

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Pier Vittorio Aureli, Neeraj Bhatia, Peggy Deamer, Clare Lyster, Keith Krumwiede, Jenny Odell, Albert Pope, Rafi Segal, Charles Waldheim

Foreword by Pier Vittorio Aureli

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Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design

During the three decades following the Second World War, before the advent of the personal computer, government investment in university research in North America and the UK funded multidisciplinary projects to investigate the use of computers for manufacturing and design. Documenting the eponymous exhibition, Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design explores this period of remarkable inventiveness and traces its repercussions on architecture and other creative fields through the work of computational architects, designers, and artists working today. Alongside a compelling visual archive showcasing hundreds of unpublished or lesser-known computational images, drawings, films, and software, the book features essays by architecture, media, and science and technology scholars offering close readings of specific images, as well as conversations and interviews with historical protagonists and contemporary practitioners. Together, these materials illuminate in unprecedented detail the confluence of technical innovations in software, geometry, and hardware with a fledging technological imaginary of design and creativity, tracing the emergence—and reimagining the potentials—of a vibrant field of interdisciplinary research and practice.

Authors

Daniel Cardoso Llach, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of numerous publications, exhibitions, and technologies exploring the interplay of design and computation including the book Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design, published by Routledge in 2015.

Theodora Vardouli, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Peter Guohua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. She is co-editor of Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground, published by Routledge in 2020, and author of a forthcoming book with the MIT Press entitled Graph Vision: Digital Architecture’s Skeletons.

Contributors

Gabriela Aceves Sepulveda, Matthew Allen, Moa Carlsson, Sean Keller, Anna-Maria Meister, Akshita Sivakumar, Olga Touloumi, David Theodore, Jacob Gaboury, Molly Wright Steenson, Nathalie Bredella, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Andres Burbano, Mario Carpo, and Wendy Chun.

Featured Artists

Introductory essays by Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli; guest essays by Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda, Matthew Allen, Andrés Burbano, Moa Carlsson, Mario Carpo, Emek Erdolu, Jacob Gaboury, Sean Keller, Anna-Maria Meister, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Akshita Sivakumar, David Theodore, and Olga Touloumi. Conversations/ interviews with Kristy Balliet, Nathalie Bredella, Joseph Choma, Dana Cupkova, Golan Levin, Carl Lostritto, Jonah Marrs, Leslie Mezei, Frieder Nake, Paul Pangaro, George Stiny, Molly W. Steenson, Rachel Strickland, and Elizabeth Vander Zaag.

Artworks by BairBalliet, Philip Beesley, Joanna Berzowska, Joseph Choma, Dana Cupkova and Daragh Byrne, Felecia Davis and Delia Dumitrescu, Jean Dubois, Madeline Gannon, Benedikt Groß, Andrew Heumann, Daniel Iregui, Jürg Lehni, Golan Levin, Zach Lieberman, Carl Lostritto, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jonah Marrs, Leslei Mezei, Vernelle Noel, Ben Snell, John Stehura, Lillian Schwartz, George Stiny, Jer Thorp and Diane Thorp, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Alan Warburton, and Shaheer Zazai.

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Toward an American Spolia A Loose Inventory of Antecedents and Possibilities

Spolia is what historians call the ancient practice of recycling of building materials, and until recently it was deemed rather inconvenient as it contaminates an understanding of history as a linear progression of time. It is both constructive (re-use) and destructive (“spoils” imply conquest, destruction, and uprooting). Yet as a way of engagement with historic artifacts, spolia opens a new door into the creation of built form. This publication is an inventory of the processes of spolia, a distinctive cultural practice from the ancient times to ours, framing the necessity for the spoliation of the American 20th century—its materials, inventions, aesthetics, and debris. The book will contain appropriated and repurposed images, drawings, and texts presented as a series of unbound plates affording multiple ways of sorting, comparing, mixing, and reusing.

The book consists of antecedents of ancient and contemporary spolia in the form of images, texts, and drawing, composed of an introductory Bound Volume and a Loose Inventory, a collection of plates. Both the Volume and Inventory address the idea of spolia through the primary lenses of Form, Material, Type, and Tech; and the contents of the Inventory are sorted, at least initially, according to those categories. The loose plates can be also organized chronologically, alphabetically, programmatically, volumetrically, chromatically, etc., and, of course, sorted randomly.

The introductory Bound Volume contains a foreword, a series of essays, illustrated footnotes, and an afterword. The essays are essentially short “chapters” on the phenomenon of spolia in art, architecture, design, and landscape composed by the author out of short fragments provided by prominent academics, curators, and practicioners (detailed below). The Bound Volume is followed by the Inventory, a collection of loose plates with images on recto and text on verso. Recto contains photographs of buildings & objects, drawings & diagrams, paintings reproductions, and book spread reprints where contemporary spolia is case-studied. On each plate’s verso is an accompanying explanatory/exploratory text by the author.

Author

Aleksandr Mergold is a partner at Austin+Mergold, an architecture, landscape, and design practice, a testing ground for his study of the contemporary interpretation of spolia. This research also continues at Cornell University where Mergold teaches architecture. Prior to the practice and the teaching, Mergold worked at Pentagram in New York on a variety of architecture and design projects.

A third-generation architect, Aleksandr was born in the ancient city of Tashkent, that contains simultaneous traces of the Great Silk Road, colonial conquests, and a socialist planned economy.

Contributors

Aleksandr Mergold, Ada Tolla, Adam Nathaniel Furman, Alexander Brodsky, Allan Wexler, Anna Bokov, Bijoy Jain, Carmello Baglivo, Dale Kinney, Dennis Maher, Ed Eigen, Ernesto Oroza, Giuseppe Lignano, James Wines, Jimenez Lai, Joan Ockman, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Julie Bargmann, Leonid Slonimsky, Luca Galofaro, Mario Carpo, Mark Morris, Michael Ghyoot, Nikole Bouchard, Renny Ramakers, Sam Jacob, Sean Anderson, and Vladimir Paperny

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Project Archive

An Architectural Survey of the Global South RISD Architecture

Project Archive reforms the contemporary architectural discipline’s understanding of the built environment. The content encourages the audience to acknowledge the role of architecture as a political actant. Featured projects prioritize an attitude that goes beyond its formal elements of the current architectural canon. The projects give importance to both formal aesthetics and the ability to serve the urgent social needs of a community.

Included projects also forefront lower-tech solutions. They enforce culturally resilient models of domesticity as sustainable living and a longer-term response to ongoing environmental crises. Thus, showcasing extra-canonical works provides an opportunity to reflect on diverse solutions.

The content endorses learnings from regionally specific and environmentally resilient models of architecture. This book provides diversity in knowledge systems, and varied responses to reforming traditional modes of domesticity, response to environmental and social crises, and diverse conditions of a landscape. Developed through a decentralized research process, the book also creates space for interdisciplinary projects with contributions from sociologists, anthropologists, historians, architects, etc. Featured list of writers include members at varied levels within academic institutions, architecture enthusiasts, and independent researchers.

Authors

Namrata Dhore is a designer and researcher based in NYC. She is currently pursuing her MS in architecture at Columbia University and working towards being a licensed architect in New York. She has previously worked as architectural designer in New York and collaborated with RISD Museum and A.I.R Galleries.

Christina Truwit is an architect, artist, and academic currently based in Providence, RI. She received her Master’s of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, after attending Allegheny College for her degree in Mathematics and Studio Art. Today, she teaches architecture at Rhode Island School of Design.

Sofie Kusaba is a multidisciplinary musician, architect, writer, and digital artist who is currently interested in the intersection of queer identity and social engagement through the metaverse. Sofie is a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Fine Arts.

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Building Practice

Building Practice features interviews with architects, designers, educators, curators, fabricators, strategists, critics, and activists who are advancing speculative design through the culture and politics of building, capturing critical and formative moments associated with building a practice. Each interview reveals strategies for linking practical and theoretical forms of knowledge and evidences the active creation of unique approaches to contributing positively to both architectural culture and the built environment. Collectively, an introduction, twelve short texts on topics that are pertinent to architecture today, and thirty-two interviews convey how architects claim conceptual territory regarding form, space, order, materiality, and aesthetics, and push for design to have meaning and value in relation to cultural, environmental, political, and social concerns. The individuals and practices profiled in this book collectively partition themselves from previous generations of experimentally motivated practices while individually exemplifying their own inimitable affinities, techniques, and sensibilities. Building Practice shares the first acts of an emerging generation of practices and identifies the peripheral yet pivotal aspects of building a practice today.

Editors

Kyle Miller is associate dean and an associate professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Molly Hunker is co-founder of SPORTS and an assistant professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture.

Other Contributors

Ellie Abrons, Anthony Acciavatti, Emanuel Admassu, Paul Andersen, Kutan Ayata, Jennifer Bonner, Shumi Bose, Brennan Buck, Tei Carpenter, Tom Carruthers, Mollie Claypool, Felipe Correa, Karolina Czeczek, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Iben Falconer, David Freeland, Anda French, Jenny French, Benjamin Freyinger, Adam Fure, Beatrice Galilee, Julia Gamolina, Jia Yi Gu, Andrew Holder, Molly Hunker, Elisa Iturbe, Jonathan Jackson, Jaffer Kolb, Wei-Han Vivian Lee, Helen Leung, James Macgillivray, Ajay Manthripragada, Jess Myers, Kyle Miller, Meredith Miller, Thom Moran, Sarah Nelson Jackson, Jennifer Newsom, Anna Puigjaner, William O’Brien Jr., Gilles Retsin, Justin Rice, Bryony Roberts, Jack Self, Troy Schaum, Rosalyne Shieh, Maxi Spina, Oana Stănescu, Kagan Taylor, Elizabeth Timme, Jen Wood, and Michael Young. Copyeditor: Jayne Kelley. Graphic Designer: Cat Wentworth.

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Environmental Activism by Design

Coleman Coker, Sarah Gamble, Katie Swenson, and Thomas Fisher

Contributors

Coleman Coker, RA, is the Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and director of the Gulf Coast DesignLab there. He is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Rome Prize recipient from the American Academy in Rome. Coker is an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2019 Architectural Education Award Winner for his community-outreach work with the Gulf Coast DesignLab.

Coker has practiced architecture for over thirty-five years, much of that in partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects and later as head of buildingstudio. He has received numerous awards including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, and P/A Design Awards. His work has been highlighted at MoMA, SF MoMA, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and is in the National Building Museum permanent collection. In his twenty-five years as an architectural educator, Coker has taught at numerous schools of design. He is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, a design program focused on urban ecologies through the art of building. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there in 2008.

Environmental Activism by Design, a monograph by architects and educators Coleman Coker and Sarah Gamble, challenges designers to actively engage the environmental crisis through their work, while articulating an optimistic, tangible means to pursue community good and environmental justice through design activism and engagement. The authors assert that in addition to greener buildings, cheaper housing, and technological fixes, we must rethink pedagogy and praxis so that every single architecture graduate can define equity and transform the profession.

Environmental Activism by Design centers on the award-winning Gulf Coast DesignLab at the University of Texas, which works directly with clients and stakeholders to produce spaces for the public to learn and researchers to undertake their environmental work. Environmental Activism by Design asks readers to challenge themselves, as agents of social equity, environmental justice, and climate action, to pursue operative practices and transformation rather than mere keywords and consensus.

Sarah Gamble, RA, is an assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture, following teaching at the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2018. Gamble’s academic research focuses on context and how the design process is catalyzed by the surrounding environment and designers’ understanding of it. Gamble previously served as Architect for the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Program, Principal at GO collaborative, and Architect at the Austin Community Design and Development Center.

Katie Swenson is a senior principal of MASS Design Group, an international non-profit architecture firm whose mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. Katie received the 2022 AIA Award for Public Architecture and is the co-author of Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a Housing Development Model and author of Design with Love: At Home in America, and In Bohemia: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Kindness.

Thomas Fisher is a professor in the School of Architecture, director of the Minnesota Design Center, and former dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. The former editorial director of Progressive Architecture magazine, he has written or edited 11 books, 70 book chapters or introductions, and over 450 articles in professional journals and major publications. He recently completed a book on the post-pandemic world for Routledge, which will be published in 2022.

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Living + Dying INbetween the Real + the Virtual

Reality isn’t what is sused to be. As the world moves increasingly from the real to the virtual, the question emerges, who do we want to be as humans? The amount of time spent on devices is taking more of our time from the real world as we “fast forward” to the virtual future. As we transform our work, play, living, education, and retail lifestyle, so too must architecture react and redefine the very nature of our public and private spaces. The challenge of our time is to learn to navigate INbetween these multiple realities on the spectrum between the real and the virtual world. As we progressively accept the technological advances in medicine that enhance our bodies, society will also begin to accept moving into the experiential, threedimensional space of the virtual METAVERSE. This book presents a three-year exploration, research, and case studies for expanding the tools of architecture for creating within this new reality for living and dying in between the real and the virtual world.

Author Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, a professor at the University of Houston is principal of the international award-winning Peter Jay Zweig Architects. He is an architect, inventor, curator, exhibition designer, author, and educator, and has exhibited at major museums throughout the US and Europe.

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Johnston Marklee

Source Books in Architecture No. 15

Source Books in Architecture No. 15: Johnston Marklee includes conversations with the architects and documentation of a range of built and unbuilt works. As the Baumer Visiting Professors at The Ohio State University, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee engage with students at the school in conversations that range from developing a critical practice to idea formation with respect to projects to the pragmatics of working in the field or architecture today. Documentation of work includes drawings, diagrams, photos, and models.

Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Following a significant amount of research, students lead discussions that encourage the architects to reveal their architectural motivations and techniques.

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Benjamin Wilke is the editor of the Source Books in Architecture series and teaches design studios and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level at The Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.

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Benjamin Wilke, Editor

Sharon Johnston

Mark Lee

Ashley Bigham

Todd Gannon

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The Landscape Project

ANIMALS

At a time when everything is being forced to rapidly adapt to climate change, landscape comes into focus as a subject and medium of more importance than ever. Nowhere is this better known than at the Weitzman School of Design at The University of Pennsylvania, where the landscape architecture department has been leading the field for over 70 years. Edited by Richard Weller and Tatum Hands, The Landscape Project is a collection of 17 essays by the landscape faculty at Weitzman. Each author takes on a single topic — animals, plants, water, energy, politics, urbanism, aesthetics, and more. If there is just one book you need to get up to speed on the state of art in landscape architecture, then this beautifully crafted little black book is it!

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Richard J. Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of Landscape Architecture and executive director of the McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published eight books and over 120 single-authored academic papers. He is also creative director of the interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture LA+ Journal

Dr. Tatum L. Hands is a lecturer and editor-in-chief of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Frederick Steiner, Sean Burkholder, Christopher Marcinkoski, Sarah A. Willig, Karen M’closkey, Keith Vandersys, Sonja Dümpelmann, Rebecca Popowsky, Sarai Williams, Lucinda Sanders, Billy Fleming, James Billingsley, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Ellen Neises, Matthijs Bouw, Valerio Morabito, Nicholas Pevzner, and David Gouveneur

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to create place, make space, and shape gardens and landscapes of various types has always been an indicator of our relationship with nonhuman nature at large. Plants are therefore also the subject of and the result of culture, as the terms agriculture, viticulture, arboriculture, and floriculture attest. In landscape architecture plants are both nature and culture. They sit squarely within what the early professional landscape architects described as a synthesis of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry as well as engineering and architecture.

In landscape architecture plants are more than a resource that can be harvested to provide medicine and drugs, food, and energy. They are also more than building materials and creators of space, and they provide more than what today are often called ecosystem services – the remediation of soil and water, the protection against soil erosion, the cooling of air, filtering of dust, buffering of sound, and the sequestering of carbon. Besides these functions, in landscape architecture plants are used to lift the human spirit, provide pleasure and psychological well-being, and foster identity. They are chosen and arranged for their form, sound, texture, color, smell, rhythm, and meaning. Oftentimes, landscape architecture is at its best when it employs plants to fulfill multiple of these functions and to achieve what the ancient Latin writer Horace in relation to poetry called the dulce utili – a mix of pleasure and utility.

This concept, in other contexts described as the combination of art and science, is one of the bedrocks of landscape architecture, cited in particular by 18th-century British landscape gardeners. It has also given rise to cultural technologies including Vegetationstechniken, literally “vegetation technologies,” used in the shaping of the land. An ancient example is the Etruscan and then Roman planting practice of training vines on and between trees described by Pliny the Elder and other Latin writers as “married vines,”1 and famously represented in a mural excavated in the late 19th century at Pompeii’s casa dei Vettii.2 Quite fittingly, in this ancient fresco small cupids

parks and the faux naturalism of 20th- and early-21st-century zoological enclosures. The systematic animal is that which is subsumed into landscape planning based on landscape ecology. This is the landscape of corridors, patches, conservation easements, and protected areas planned according to multi-species networks and wildlife population dynamics. Finally, the social animal relates to design that seeks “cohabitation and collaboration where humans play a less than dominant role” and to unsettle “the logic of nature and culture on which many conservation ideas were privileged.”29 In other words, designing for the social animal means bringing contemporary landscape architecture and HAS together in challenging the exceptionalism of the human subject. And since the act of design is typically considered a quintessential feature of that exceptionalism, it means that the way in which we design must itself be questioned.

This was the premise of the LA+ CREATURE design competition held by the Weitzman School of Design’s flagship journal LA+ in 2020. The 258 entries received provide insights into how designers around the world are currently thinking about the status of the animal in their work.30 Instead of trying to squeeze these entries into Klosterwill’s categories (scenic, systemic, and social), I propose an aesthetically more suggestive taxonomy of Rewilds,

Sculpture Park in New York that provides safe passage for migrating salamanders. As they move through the superhighway they trigger a sensor that sends tweets to humans such as, “Hi Honey, I’m heading home.”15

In literature, perhaps best known is Elizabeth Kolbert’s 2014 book The Sixth Extinction, which outlined the loss of biodiversity in a way that caught the public’s attention and became a bestseller.16 In two more recent books—Being a Beast17 by the philosopher and veterinarian Charles Foster and Goat Man18 by Thomas Thwaites—the authors regale their respective attempts to not only live with but also live like their animal subjects. Eating worms and digging burrows, Foster temporarily “became” a badger. He has also lived as an otter, an urban fox, a red deer, and a swift. For his field work Thwaites disguised himself as a goat replete with custom-made prosthetics to walk on all fours so as to be accepted into a wild goat community.

So, what about the status of the animal in design culture? Apart from the established genre of designing zoological enclosures that can only reiterate or disguise the domination of the human gaze, that animals would even be considered a subject of design outside of zoos has been, until recently, uncommon. Consequently, MVRDV’s provocative “Pig City,” a high-rise pig farm designed in 2001 came as something of a shock.19 But here the issue was not so much one of animal rights or a concern with human identity in relation to animals, rather it was one of pragmatically reducing the sprawling footprint of Dutch pork production. From the animal’s perspective it likely matters naught whether the concrete floor plate of the slaughterhouse is single or stacked. As Temple Grandin, an animal behaviorist with an uncanny ability to empathize with ruminants, highlighted, what matters is the animal’s experience in that slaughterhouse. She designed a new, more “humane” way of guiding cattle through the horrors of the modern abattoir to their endpoint.

We prefer of course to look at picturesque landscapes with wild animals, especially from the comforts of our living rooms or from designer hideaways.

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G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

That Travel of Architectural Photography

Angelo Maggi, foreward by Michelangelo Sabatino

George Everard Kidder Smith (1913–1997) was a multidimensional figure within the wide-ranging field of North American architectural professionals in the second half of the twentieth century. Although he trained as an architect, he chose not to practice within the conventional strictures of an architecture office. Instead, Kidder Smith “designed,” researched, wrote, and photographed a remarkably diverse collection of books about architecture and the built environment. His work and life were deeply interwoven and punctuated by travel related to the research, writing, and promotion of books that sought to reveal the genius loci of the countries whose built environments he admired and wished to share with a broader audience. From the early 1940s to the late 1950s his interest in architecture led him to describe visually the architectural and historical identity of many European countries. After his far-flung travels over the decades, with his wife Dorothea, Kidder Smith focused on his own country and produced a series of ambitious books focused on the United States. Kidder Smith’s vision and narrative betray the gaze of the traveler, the scholar, and the architect.

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Angelo Maggi is Associate Professor of Architectural History and History of Architectural Photography at Università Iuav di Venezia. Maggi trained as an architect at the Università Iuav di Venezia, and he obtained his PhD in Architecture and Visual Studies at Edinburgh College of Art.

Michelangelo Sabatino, is Professor of Architectural History and Preservation in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently directs the PhD program in Architecture and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow.

Samuel Pujol Smith is a fully qualified architect based in Zurich with his own studio. It was the reputation of his grandfather, G.E. Kidder Smith, that led him to study architecture.

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Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture

Carl Lostritto, Viola Ago, Julie Kress, and Hans Tursack

Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture addresses how and why architects, artists, and designers manipulate reality. Front and center in this discourse is the role of rendering. Most often, to render is to engage a thick software interface, to accept a photographic framework of variables and effects, and to assume an unquestioned posture of articulating material, mass, and color. But like drawing, rendering is an interdisciplinary, algorithmic, historically rooted cultural practice as much as it is a digital vocation. The elements explored in this book are labeled “impossible” because they avoid a fixed relationship to a singular built reality. Digital bonsai trees, pixels, video game levels, grids, and dioramas extend like skewers through multiple media and formats. Through work that looks very real and can’t possibly exist, representation becomes the territory of speculation, ambiguity, and curiosity.

Authors

Carl Lostritto is the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was previously the Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor at RISD Architecture in Providence, Rhode Island. His research, practice and scholarship focus on design computation, especially with respect to drawing and rendering. In 2019 Lostritto published Computational Drawing, From Foundational Exercises to Theories of Representation. (AR+D Publishing).He lectures widely and exhibits speculative

works of art and architecture aimed at exposing and disrupting architecture’s relationship to representation and media.

Viola Ago is an Albanian architectural designer and researcher. She directs MIRACLES Architecture and recently held the Wortham fellowship at the Rice University School of Architecture.

Julie Kress is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design. Her work straddles across realms of architecture, exhibition design, and research in digital media.

Hans Tursack recently served as the MIT Pietro Belluschi research fellow. His writing and scholarly work have appeared in Perspecta, Pidgin, Thresholds, Log Dimensions, Archinect, and the Architects Newspaper.

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Curb-scale Hong Kong

Infrastructures of the Street

Curb-scale Hong Kong is about the infrastructural objects that constitute the street in Hong Kong. Through drawing and text, the book renders these objects visible and argues for their relevance as story tellers and civic protagonists. The book opens an alternative imagination of infrastructure and asserts the importance of the ground to Hong Kong’s urban realm.

The book is structured around measured plan drawings of five streets in Hong. The drawings represent stopping points in a desire to draw everything. This impossible task resulted in documents suspended between narrative and a stilled, abstract distance. Details of growth, error, decay, undoing, and repair provide a register of happenings and becomings. Each drawing speaks to an entanglement between the objects and agencies of Hong Kong’s urban realm. A second axonometric index names and examines these objects, registering more closely the material and technical decisions that give them their qualities. Texts that accompany the drawings are coincident descriptions; they thicken the street plans and index. Longerform opening and closing essays situate the curb-scale within architecture’s contemporary engagement with infrastructure and with the practice of architectural drawing.

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Sony Devabhaktuni is an assistant professor of design in the department of architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research and teaching focuses on collaborative processes in architectural design and urban infrastructure.

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Computational Drawing From Foundational Excercises to Theories of Representation

Computational Drawing explores computation, specifically the craft of writing computer code, as a medium for drawing. Exercises, essays, algorithms, diagrams, and drawings are woven together to offer instruction, insight, and theories that are valuable to practicing architects, artists, and scholars. This book can serve as a primer for those new to programming or motivation and context for those with experience.

“Computing” and “drawing” are both deeply historical and loaded terms. Although digital media is often positioned in opposition to the “manual” act of drawing, the broader territory of “computing” includes matters of language, rules, procedures, and orders that are very much compatible with the presence of ink on paper. Indeed, the nature of drawing—a temporal medium governed by marks that can be precisely defined, but not easily edited—provides welcome structure for computational methods.

Computational Drawing begins by unpacking definitions. How has the definition of drawing changed over time? What is the precise technical and cultural difference between a drawing, a model, and a model of a drawing? Why is it important to distinguish between a drawing and an image, or a program and an algorithm? Subsequent chapters address strategy, the role of machines, issues of authorship, and the disciplinary ways architects read and

interpret space in drawing. Through every chapter, exercises and algorithms—written in plain English—frame computational techniques in terms of creativity.

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Carl Lostritto is the graduate program director and assistant professor of architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. He operates an artistic practice that involves writing custom software and adapting machines to create drawings.

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A Landscape Approach From Local Communities to Territorial Systems

Dr. Shelagh McCartney, Samantha Solano, Sonja Vangjeli, and Hannes Zander

The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities. The twenty-three book essays are structured into five sections around concepts of urban landscape systems, ecology, politics, territory, and practice. By linking individual sites and local communities to territorial socio-ecological systems and processes, they discuss issues of urban growth and development, remote areas of extraction and production, environmental degradation and transformation, and social inequality and discrimination. While the book allows for parallel readings of such issues in multiple cultural and geographical contexts, a geographic focus is placed on Canada and other environmentally complex and sensitive northern regions. One key theme is the integration of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and storytelling throughout several of the chapters. The book draws lessons that are grounded in inclusive, contextual, and multi-scalar readings which suggest landscape-informed practices that are both socially and environmentally resilient, just, and sustainable.

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Dr. Shelagh McCartney is an associate professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She received a master of design studies and a doctorate

of design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is the founding director of the Together Design Lab.

Samantha Solano is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is a co-founder of The VELA Project and principal of the research practice JUXTOPOS.

Sonja Vangjeli is a landscape architect and design project manager at Waterfront Toronto and has international experience as landscape designer and researcher. She holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a master of architecture degree from the University of Waterloo.

Hannes Zander is working as PhD Fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is co-founder of the International Landscape Collaborative ILC.

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Next New York

Over the last 500 years, a range of innovative, responsive, and pragmatic civic actions have helped to generate, define, and maintain New York City’s global significance. From early on much of these actions were responses to population density and the accompanying challenges for health and well-being. Approaching its next growth cycle, New York is again amid important urban transformations that demand new urban and architectural models that allow for an open city to balance gentrification, and to address a lack of public spaces, social infrastructure, and affordable housing. These challenges and their architectural and urban implications are the focus of Next New York.

The book captures the city’s current momentum through the lens of three important urban actions: sharing, connecting, and partnering. Through 10 essays from scholars and practitioners working on pressing urban issues, a photographic essay portraying New York during COVID-19, and more than 35 design projects from graduate studios at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Next New York reflects, comments, and speculates on New York City’s capacity to bring about new conceptions of city-making and collective cohabitation through architecture.

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Mona El Khafif is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and Principal of SCALESHIFT a design research-based practice located in Toronto and Virginia. Her research operates at multiple scales, examining the interdisciplinary aspects of urban design, creative placemaking, urban prototyping, and strategies for the smart city.

Seth McDowell is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and is a co-founding partner of mcdowellespinosa architects located in Virginia and New York. His work, which explores architecture, art, and urban design as an artifact of material and construction experimentation.

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Sharon Haar

Matthew Jull

Edward Mitchell

Carrie Moore

SHoP Architects

Kathy Velikov and Geoffrey Thün

Thomas Woltz

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Liquid Knowledge: Spaces for Pedagogy in the Speculative City

Knowledge is no longer an immobile solid; it has been liquefied. It is actively moving in all the currents of society itself.

In 1937 the University of Pittsburgh dedicated one of the most iconic college campuses in the United States, the forty-two-story Cathedral of Learning designed by Charles Klauder, one of the country’s leading collegiate architects in the period before World War II. Standing atop a hill in the center of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the building celebrates pedagogy, the attainment of knowledge, the capacities of modern building technology, and a land-poor university’s ambitions (figure 1). If, thanks to Rem Koolhaas, New York’s Downtown Athletic Club (Starrett and Van Vleck, 1930) is the better-known hybrid building, the Cathedral is a purer skyscraper and, perhaps, contains the more compelling, publicly available interior. Its mix of programs includes a soaring commons space built of load-bearing stone, thirty-one “nationality rooms” designed in conversation with local ethnic communities, (originally) the main stacks of the university library, a theater, a food court, lounges, labs, more than twenty floors of classrooms and lecture halls, and departmental and faculty offices, all made possible by steel-frame construction, elevators, and electric lighting, if not central air conditioning (figure 2). It is the predecessor of contemporary educational buildings such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center for the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. There is one important difference: the latter’s inversion of the logic of the Gothic revival uniform—concealing the precocious, complex body—in favor of an architecture of programmatic over-articulation—letting it all hang out. Despite being buildings for higher education, the Cathedral of Learning and the Vagelos Education Center set the stage for thinking about the place and space of public education in the city. First, they challenge the notion that education is largely a project of horizontality, the section somehow anathema to both physical and educational

Courtyard Unleashed

Courtyard Unleashed pays tribute to the historic fabric of the surrounding neighborhood and experiments with the familiar typology of the courtyard through a massing strategy based around three interlocking courtyards. The largest of the three courtyards spans horizontally across the full width of the site, promoting neighborhood pedestrian connections, and offering a large outdoor space which can be shared between the school and the neighborhood. The school’s inhabitable rooftop not only generates additional open space, but also provides residential access to two vertically-oriented courtyards containing interior common areas, green spaces, and circulation connections between the other courtyards, sidewalks, and upper-level gardens.

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Figments of the Architectural Imagination

Gathering twenty essays written over twenty years, Figments of the Architectural Imagination explores the frontiers of speculative architectural design, theory, and pedagogy to offer clear-eyed and incisive treatments of some of the most important projects, practices, and polemics at work making contemporary architecture contemporary.

These sharp and insightful texts, whether addressing the impact of digital technology, the design of an effective hotel, the emergence of the Los Angeles vanguard, or the proper execution of a thesis project, combine frontline reportage, archival scholarship, trenchant prose, and impressive critical acumen to cut through the cacophony of recent architectural discourse with uncommon clarity, intelligence, rigor, and wit.

Taken together, these essays provide essential orientation for practitioners, academics, students, and afficionados hoping to understand how contemporary architecture came to be where it is and to speculate on where it might go next.

Author Todd Gannon is professor of architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. His books include Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech, The Light Construction Reader, Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House, and A Confederacy of Heretics (with Ewan Branda).

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Joe Day

N. Katherine Hayles

Graham Harman

Tom Wiscombe

David Ruy

Andrew Zago

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Lunch 15 Thickness

The latest edition of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s design journal, LUNCH 15 turns to the concept of thickness and considers what possibilities lie in poché, thick description, thin assemblies, and in the many layers of the built environment. The issue considers Thickness in four sections: “Places” navigates the ways we understand the spaces in which we live and work. “Materials” delaminates the building blocks of our world and how we know them. “Representation” traces the many forms and layers of communication through which we see or that might obscure our vision. Finally, “Relations” follows threads that bind. In a world operating between the thick and thin of it, how will your lines be drawn?

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Ben Small is a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate studio sequence. Ben received his M.Arch from UVA in 2021, graduating with the Alpha Rho Chi Award.

Colleen Brennan is a landscape designer with Surface 678. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA in 2021, along with the Research Excellence Award for her thesis project In the Margins of Enclosures: Producing Knowledge and Space in the Post-Plantation Landscape.

Leah A. Kahler is a landscape designer at Reed Hilderbrand and adjunct professor at the Boston Architectural College. Leah holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and the Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College. She delights in justice-oriented storytelling in, through, and of, landscape. Her current research explores the possibilities of an abolition ecology through speculative fictions.

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Alissa Ujie Diamond

Erin Besler & Ian Besler

Chloe Nagraj

Jonah Pruitt

Nastassja Swift

Shannon Mattern

Bjørn Sparrman

Ila Berman

Julie Larsen & Roger Hubeli

Kevan Klosterwill

Brian Davis

Katie LaRose

Charles Weak

Matthew Wilson

Vic Mantha-Blythe & Brynn Day

Garnette Cadogan & Elgin Cleckley

Thaïsa Way

Hannah Jane Brown

Samantha K. Sigmon

Aroussiak Gabrielian & Alison Hirsch

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Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

This book chronicles experimental approaches to the design and production of architectural terra cotta facades and structures. Under the auspices of the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), a research collaborative supported by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, the largest manufacturer of architectural terra cotta in the United State, architectural firms work with manufacturing to explore material and design innovation. Now in its fifth year, the workshop aims to educate architects about terra cotta through the production of unique prototypes of rain screen facade systems, modular assemblies, columns, and structural systems.

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V chronicles the work of architectural firms Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), LMN Architects, Smith + Gill Architecture, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Perkins and Will, PLP Architecture, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), Studio Gang, and academic teams Haptek Lab and Alfred University/University at Buffalo.

Contributors

Omar Khan (editor) is Head at CMU School of Architecture. His research is located at the nexus of architecture, digital fabrication, and smart technologies.

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Ceramic Assemblies V Edited by Laura Garofalo and Omar Khan Laura Garofalo (editor) is an associate professor at the CMU School of Architecture. Her research, pedagogy, and practice focus on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
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BLANK Speculations on CLT

This book advances a much-needed and transformational agenda for making architecture today through a close reading of crosslaminated timber (CLT) and its material unit, the CLT blank. Both matter-of-fact and multivalent, economical and excessive, the blank has untapped potential for experimentation, innovation, and research in architecture at various scales. Blank brings together texts and work from a wide range of theorists and practitioners who make CLT central to their inquiry and, in turn, suggest design approaches that broaden the material’s cultural, spatial, and technological significance for architecture, education, engineering, and industry.

The book claims new conceptual territory for a material with extensive appeal whose theorization has been stuck in narratives of its sustainability. Slippages between art, architecture, and science help position Blank as an antidote to current conversations about CLT, which are fixated on its mass production and carbon footprint, portraying it as a bland product rather than an enabler of design. The book argues for the material’s aesthetic and spatial potential, conjuring the kind of world that CLT can create. Striking visuals contribute to repositioning CLT architecture though new forms of representation and design responses that continue to stay in touch with pragmatics.

Authors

Jennifer Bonner is director of MALL and associate professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of A Guide to the Dirty South—Atlanta and guest editor of a special issue of ART PAPERS on Los Angeles. Her design work, including Haus Gables, a single-family residence in Atlanta constructed of eighty-seven CLT panels, has been widely published and exhibited.

Hanif Kara is cofounder and design director of AKT II, a design-led structural and civil engineering firm based in London, and professor in practice of architectural technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Kara has gained international standing in the field of the built environment through practice, pioneering research, and education in interdisciplinary design.

Contributions by Jennifer Bonner, Nelson Byun, Victoria Camblin, Sean Canty, Courtney Coffman, Sam Jacob, Hanif Kara, Christopher C. M. Lee, Erin Putalik, Nader Tehrani, and Yasmin Vobis.

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Werewolf

The Architecture of Lunacy, Shapeshifting, and Material Metamorphosis

José Ibarra is director of transformation and research of CODA. He is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. Ibarra’s interdisciplinary work focuses on the intersection between architecture and environmental uncertainty, looking at design tactics for remediation and justice that work across different temporal scales.

Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor, writer, and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City as well as the ANY series of conferences and publications. She was cocurator of the American Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014.

Peter Eisenman is a world-renowned architect and educator. He has designed several structures throughout the world, including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, the City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH.

Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, culture, and education. He is founder of Bureau Spectacular. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.

As climate, culture, and technology evolve and become increasingly unpredictable, architecture’s stasis becomes more incongruous. Werewolf explores an emerging but under-investigated branch of architecture that embraces the transformation of form, performance, and the responsiveness to environments and context. These ideas are studied through architectural precedents and framed by critical essays by Jesse Reiser, Greg Lynn, Jimenez Lai, Spyros Papapetros, Kari Weil, as well as the editors. The shift from passive buildings to reactive structures is now imperative, as climate change and political turmoil exacerbate the unpredictability of environments. Werewolf expands on the architect’s agency to critically address political, social, and environmental unrest. Revealing the cunning and agile ways in which architecture can negotiate rather than resist change, this book departs from the fixed Vitruvian man and uses the figure of the werewolf to propose a model where changes of state, mutation, and decomposition are conceptually fundamental.

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Caroline O’Donnell is an architect, writer, educator, and principal of CODA. She is the Edgar A. Tafel Associate Professor and director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University, as well as author of Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site. O’Donnell specializes in ecological theory and material innovation, looking toward natural and local resources to produce meaningful environments.

Greg Lynn is an innovator, redefining design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings, and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design.

Spyros Papapetros is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as, the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis, and the history of psychological aesthetics.

Jesse Reiser is an architect and educator whose work has been published and exhibited widely. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985 and he worked for the offices of John Hejduk and Aldo Rossi prior to forming Reiser + Umemoto with partner Nanako Umemoto.

Kari Weil is the university professor of letters at Wesleyan University. She has published numerous essays on literary representations of gender, feminist theory, and, more recently, on theories and representations of animal otherness and human-animal relations.

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Fulfilled Architecture, Excess, and Desire

Based on the eponymous symposium and exhibition, Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire considers the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacturing and assuagement of desire. Until the term became synonymous with Amazon warehouses, the concept of fulfillment described the achievement of a desire—sometimes tangible, often psychological or spiritual. With the rapid growth of e-commerce, our understanding of fulfillment has evolved to reflect a seemingly endless cycle of desire and gratification—one whose continuity hinges on our willingness to overlook the cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of our ever-increasing expectation of quick and efficient fulfillment. A closer look at fulfillment reveals a social, typological, formal, aesthetic, and economic practice constructed collectively through both digital and physical interactions. It is a cultural practice which evolves like a language, both universally transferable and contextually specific. As a symposium, exhibition, and now publication, this project aims to draw out these new arrangements, sticky relationships, and material byproducts of cultural production and to ask again the age-old question, “What does it mean to be fulfilled?”

This book examines the architecture of fulfillment through three lenses: logistical, material, and cultural fulfillment. Each reveals the new forms of architectural practice and research that are possible, typical, and even surreptitiously encouraged in the age of Amazon.

Fulfillment networks are not invisible systems; they are tangible objects—warehouses, suburban houses, parking lots, cardboard boxes, shopping malls, mechanical systems, shipping containers— with which architects necessarily interact. From political mapping and questions of labor to digital and physical storage typologies, contemporary architects learn from and work critically within the architecture of fulfillment. Their interests and approaches include the material and environmental shortcomings of global logistics and the formal, representational, and cultural potentials of a culture of excess. This book highlights architecture’s unique capacity to offer methodologies for confronting an increasingly ambiguous, alienating world and produce new knowledge and unexpected solutions that go beyond the dichotomies of rural and urban territories.

Author

Ashley Bigham is an assistant professor of architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture and co-director of Outpost Office. She is a former Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Fulbright Research Fellow in Lviv, Ukraine.

Ana Miljački – Boston, MA

Ang Li – Boston, MA

Ashley Bigham – Columbus, OH

Cristina Goberna Pesudo – Madrid, Spain

Curtis Roth – Columbus, OH

Jesse LeCavalier – Toronto, Canada

John McMorrough – Ann Arbor, MI

Keith Krumwiede – San Francisco, CA

Laida Aguirre – Ann Arbor, MI

Leigha Dennis – New York, NY

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco – Barcelona, Spain

Michelle Chang – Boston, MA

Miles Gertler – Toronto, Canada

Mira Henry & Matthew Au (Current Interests) – Los Angeles, CA

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Blue Papers Studies on Digitational Architecture

During the last thirty years, the use of digital technologies in architecture has exponentially increased. New computational tools and methods are significantly changing the way we design and perform our buildings.

The book analysis the current digital evolution of architecture through a series of considerations related to several aspects of the ongoing digital era, ranging from the problem of authorship and human creativity in computational design to notions related to architectural pedagogy, professional practice, and robotic construction. This publication aims to identify an alternative and possible understanding of architecture in the current digital era based on the relationship between technological development and human progress

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Giuseppe Bono is an Italian and British registered architect and senior postgraduate teaching assistant at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He holds a MArch(Hons) in Architecture and Construction Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and he is now an MSc candidate in Architectural Computation at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

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Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO, Spaces for Prada Source Books in Architecture No. 14

Source Books in Architecture No.14: Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO Spaces for Prada is the most recent volume in the Source Books in Architecture series. Among the topics discussed in the book are the long-standing relationship with Prada and how the early objectives in that relationship have both maintained and shifted. An underlying theme to the conversations held with students and faculty of the Knowlton School community is the topic of architectclient relationships, their history, their problems, and how they have contributed to the discipline over time. Explicitly, a focus of the conversation is a number of projects that OMA has developed or completed with Prada, a large number of which are installationscale environments that manifest in the form of runway shows and exhibitions. The challenge of such projects is to retain a commitment to the political and cultural agenda that OMA embeds in the larger and permanent buildings. Given the ephemerality and role of these environments as literal backgrounds to highlighted events, the projects are ideal scenarios in which to develop an architecture that lacks the permanence of buildings while still carrying potency and contributing to larger cultural discussions involving, for example, event, place, concept, product, staging, the crowd, lighting, and materiality.

Source Books in Architecture No.14 contains project documentation from the OMA and Prada archives, transcripts from Koolhaas’s conversations with students at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University, and commentary and critique from architects, critics, and theorists.

Contributors

Benjamin Wilke is a senior lecturer at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate studios and seminars.

Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. In 1978, he published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S, M, L, XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” He co-heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture.

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Social Urbanism Reframing Spatial Design - Discourses From Latin America

This book serves as a critical review of Social Urbanism, defined as a theoretical and practical approach to urban globalization, deriving from a planning strategy and portfolio of built projects that seek to alleviate the social consequences of urbanization.

This book emphasizes both the projects and the processes that simultaneously consider ecological and socio-economic components of space, and which highlight a greater focus on social sustainability. In a context in which geography defines space and culture, and through the challenges of global climate change, we are inextricably united in an era of environmental uncertainty, where shared experiences and values place us within a collective culture, inspiring mutual agency in service of this vision for Social Urbanism.

Through the work presented here, Social Urbanism is expanded as a worldview that considers the cultural values of a given place as interconnected to the geographical landscape of the region, and therefore, as the driving forces behind future models of globalization and urban growth. The points of view of multiple colleagues and experts across differing fields additionally provide introspection on the value and implementation of Social Urbanism. These shared opinions strengthen the significance of this work and affirm the joint values and visions for the global urbanization challenges we are confronting in the 21st century, and which continue into the future.

Author María Bellalta is Dean, Faculty, School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College: Former Design Director, Martha Schwartz Partners, designer, Sasaki Associates. She has been Visiting Critic, Harvard GSD, and Visiting Faculty, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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As Found Houses Experiments From Self-Builders In Rural China

In rural China, an informal wave of building jump-started by economic and social transformations over the past 40 years has rendered some villages unrecognizable. The resulting building boom, taking place in a context with very few regulations, has created densities more often found in urban areas. At the same time, the sudden availability of new materials and industrial methods of construction have enabled some remarkable hybrid experiments where rural self-builders adapt, modify, graft, cleave, and wrap traditional building types. Unconstrained by notions of good taste or formal considerations, these unexpected and innovative solutions are reflections on some of the most pertinent issues of contemporary dwelling, whether building sustainably or negotiating tradition.

As Found Houses argues that the manifold evolution of the vernacular is part of the everyday practice of the villagers’ lives. The book documents surprising design decisions in the domestic architecture of rural China and is a resource for thinking about new ways of living together.

Author

John Lin is an architect and an Associate Professor in the department of architecture at The University of Hong Kong. With Joshua Bolchover he is the director of Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a non-profit research and design collaboration. Their projects integrate local and traditional construction practices with contemporary sustainable technologies.

Sony Devabhaktuni is an Assistant Professor in the department of architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the capacity of architectural representation to address cultural, sociopolitical and economic issues.

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Colors of Rhetoric Places of Invention in the Visual Realm

Rhetoric has been broadly defined as the art of persuasion. Unfortunately, in the last two centuries, rhetoric has suffered a rather bad reputation because it has been deliberately overused to mislead and manipulate. However, the present argument claims that rhetoric is, above all, a method for creation, considering it as the study of the general relationships of unexpectedness for invention and persuasion.

Since rhetoric was established in the early fifth century, it has been concerned almost solely with language, public speaking, and literature. The term “figure” (such as metaphor, antithesis, metonymy, among many others) refers to any device or pattern of language in which meaning or form is enhanced or changed.

This study extrapolates to architecture and visual arts, what rhetoric does, which is not more than to put “things” together that have not been put together before, to create a new whole. Through the analysis of a large and heterogeneous group of art and architectural examples, this research constitutes a “proto-manual” of more than a hundred rhetorical tools and means by which architecture might be thought of, created, explained, and communicated. It reveals a particular methodology for the creation and communication of architecture and other visual disciplines beyond intuition and magic inspiration. This study attempts to explore the practical possibilities

of application of rhetorical methods rather than to elaborate a comprehensive theory of rhetoric in the visual realm.

Investigating the relationships among form, event, body, subject, matter and/or space, the study reflects on the spatial and social conventions, contradictions, and dislocations found in contemporary “everyday” life. Rhetorical figures are used as interrogative and critical tools to stimulate our social conscience and also to assist spectators’ awareness of the challenges of our society.

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Dr. María Fullaondo is a practicing architect, artist, and a leading educator with more than 25 years’ experience at the intersections of architecture, urban design, art, visual communication, and media. She has extensive international experience in architecture education in various universities and countries, including Spain, Australia, China, and South Korea. Her research, creative work, and teaching are very much interweaved, blurring the boundaries between activities and outputs.

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Best Practices

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Erin Besler is an assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University and co-founder of Besler & Sons. Erin’s work is characterized by a particular interest in construction technologies, social media, and other platforms for producing and sharing content that rely more on ubiquity than expertise.

Ian Besler is a designer, educator, and writer whose work is situated at the edges between interfaces, media, software, and cities. Ian’s work is especially interested in the defaults, incidentals, and workarounds of visual communication and digital interactions. He is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute and a co-founder of Besler & Sons.

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman is an artist and urban scholar whose work focuses on the intersections between culture, place, and politics. He is currently an assistant professor of public & applied humanities at the University of Arizona.

Fiona Connor (born in New Zealand) is an artist based in Los Angeles. She has made solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; SculptureCenter, New York; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles among others. Connor received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011.

In visually cataloging the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera.

Drawing on the history of architecture, media theory, cultural anthropology, and urban studies, Best Practices pairs photographic documentation with extensive captions and citations to define a territory within the margins between the sanctioned and unsanctioned, the regulated and unregulated, the tasteful and tacky, the novel and the nonsense. While not necessarily in opposition of those mechanisms, Best Practices asserts that interest, knowledge, and meaning are more often generated on the lines that divide such categories. This book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels, slap-dash handiwork, haphazard paint jobs, half-hearted do-it-yourself projects, cracked facades, contradictions, compromises, and coincidences.

Wendy Gilmartin is a licensed architect and writer based in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. She holds an MArch degree from Rice University and is an educator at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Prior to becoming an architect, Wendy was a music critic at LAWeekly for ten years.

Courtney Coffman, editor, is manager of lectures and publications at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. She has served as a content and copy editor for various architectural publications and monographs. Her own writings explore the visual culture of contemporary architecture and design.

Christina Moushoul, associate editor, obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and is currently an MArch candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where she is an editor of the journal Pidgin

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Archive, Matrix, Assembly

The Photographs of Thomas Struth

Nana Last

Archive, Matrix, Assembly: The Photographs of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of contemporary German artist Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned.

Author

Nana Last is an art and architecture theorist. She is an associate professor of Architecture and founding director of the PhD Program in the Constructed Environment at the University of Virginia, and author of Wittgenstein’s House: Language, Space and Architecture (Fordham, 2008).

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Lunch 14 Frontier

Sam Johnson, Hutch Landfair, Sherry Ng, and Taryn Wiens

With LUNCH 14, the editors wondered if they could use the frontier story itself to de-center its power. They divide this task into four sections: Edges explores the form and possibilities of the edge itself, and unravels the hard binary condition of the frontier; Wild flips the narrative around, picking apart established categorizations of wild and tame to deny their separate-ness; Metrics examines methods of observing and quantifying themselves as tools for gaining new understandings: the map creates “the frontier,” so to change the way we map or measure is to change the frontier itself; and finally, Culture takes on the “us” and “them” of the frontier, shifting our perception of this as a binary divide to a growing rhizomatic network of beings: where the meeting of cultures does not mean appropriation, erasure, and dominance but a hope for generative complexity.

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Sam Johnson received his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he was a Dean’s Honor Teaching Fellow. His research focuses on the effects of historic districts on social equity in New York, where he lives and works.

Hutch Landfair is a recent graduate (M ARH 2016, M Arch 2019) and current lecturer at the University of Virginia. His research exists at the intersection of history and design with a focus on collective memory within the built environment.

Sherry Ng recently graduated with a Master of Architecture from UVA, where she was a Dean’s Honor Teaching Fellow. Her research focuses on the decline of American suburban publics and their future possibilities. She currently lives and works in New York.

Taryn Wiens is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at UVA, and co-leader of ManifestA (the UVA School of Architecture student group for equity in design). Her research focuses on broad conceptions of land management, maintenance, and the politics of landscape material transformations.

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Weaam Alabdullah

Margaret Baldwin

JT Bachman

Sean Burkholder

Sekou Cooke

Laura Diamond

Peter Del Tredici

Alex Felson

Maddie Hoagland-Hanson

Richard Hobbs

Sara Jacobs

Leah Kahler

Kevan Klosterwill

Perry Kulper

Karen Lutsky

Shiqiao Li

Erin McLean

Leigh Miller

Rozana Montiel

Jeffrey S Nesbit

Jesse Ng

Nicholas Rajkovich

Office of Living Things

Alexander Robinson

Aisha Sawatsky

Katie Stranix

Jonah Susskind

Rodrigo Valenzuela

Mary Velez

Alex Kachun Wong

Joy Zedler

Zihao Zhang

Shurui Zhang

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Animating Guarini An Orthographic Project

Mark

The evolution of orthographic projection from a technique to a convention has provided architecture with orthographic drawing—a form of imaging continually used to present, defend, and build architecture. Orthographic projection’s geometric principles and complex history are no longer part of an architect’s education, and yet its underlying Euclidean geometry informs the materialization of architecture, regardless of complexity. In this book, I mine the instrumental history of orthographic projection to reacquire the generative techniques of drawing that do not deal with visualization. Animating Guarini is thus a historical account and a reimagining of orthographic projection as a drawing technique that precedes convention.

Contributors

Mark Ericson is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. His drawings have been published in LOG, 306090, and the catalog for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Uneven Growth.” His research focuses on studying and reimagining historical practices of drawing.

Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor at the University of Michigan. After working with Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown he taught at SCI-Arc for 17 years. Recently he ventured into the digital world, looking into Photoshop operations. Fantastic beasts have been on his mind.

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City of Refugees A Real Utopia

Where should they go? Seventy million displaced refugees and asylum seekers with no passport, no money, and no worldly goods. In 380 BCE Plato wrote about the “Ideal City,” but it wasn’t until 1516 CE that Sir Thomas More invented the word, “Utopia,” translated from Greek as “good place,” that is in need of a new, contemporary interpretation.

It is within the framework of utopia that the City of Refugees represents a place that transcends the fate of the refugee and the reason they were torn from their homeland and not given safe haven fleeing their country. It is a concept for a new city that welcomes these optimistic people looking for a place to be free from oppression. The City of Refugees is a soft place to land that believes in the future.

The University of Houston College of Architecture + Design with 135 students is proposing four cities on four continents as prototypes that represent a real Utopia for housing the unprecedented migration of people moving across borders. This UN-sponsored, free economic zone for the four cities can be funded by small fractions of the defense budgets appropriated by the UN. The innovative cities create a platform for a new, multi-ethnic society based upon justice, tolerance, and economic viability with a net zero energy consumption

within a sustainable environment. The new three-dimensional cities redefine the concept of streets by no longer needing cars creating a real utopia for those with no voice.

Authors

Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, is a principal in the firm Peter Jay Zweig Architects and a professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture + Design. He is an architect, interior designer, educator, exhibition designer, and author. The award-winning firm has won recognition for three international, 26 national, and 16 regional architectural awards. In addition he has received 80 domestic and international patents for building system innovations.

Gail Peter Borden, FAIA, is principal of the architecture office Borden Partnership and professor and director of Graduate Studies at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. His numerous awards and publications include: the Architectural League Prize; an artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony; a Graham Foundation Grant; the Borchard Fellowship; and books including: Material Precedent, Matter, Principia, Process, Lineament, and New Essentialism.

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Bracket [Takes Action]

Neeraj Bhatia and Mason White

The rise of several divisive leaders within contemporary politics has once again brought action to the foreground. As a new generation makes their voices heard, they are also grappling to find effective platforms for action through design. The notion of action simultaneously evokes a discussion on what we are acting for and value. This is particularly important to consider at a moment when the authoritative systems—governments and corporations— appear more divergent to the voices on the ground. At the same time, within an increasingly pluralistic society, what we collectively value is increasingly unclear, which presents a primary challenge on action. Bracket [Takes Action] is situated at a critical point in history where the who, what, where, and how of action need to be re-conceptualized to relate to who we are, how we live, and how we communicate today. The role of design and the agency of the designer are at stake in facilitating or stifling action.

Bracket [Takes Action] contains over 28 essays and 15 design projects that are structured into six sub-themes: ReAction, CounterAction, InterAction, FAction, InAction, and RetroAction. The intent of the fourth almanac of Bracket is to unpack the contemporary possibility of action through design. Our contention here is that a democracy in deficit cannot be repaired without a deeper investigation in how actions can be designed, accommodated for,

and encouraged. Equally, this is our call to action—it is time for design to take action and greater accountability for its actions in our contemporary socio-political spheres. Bracket [Takes Action] provokes spatial practice’s potential to incite and respond to action.

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Neeraj Bhatia is principal of the design office, The Open Workshop, and associate professor at the California College of the Arts, where he also directs the urbanism research lab, The Urban Works Agency.

Mason White is co-founder of Lateral Office, and associate professor at University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Neeraj Bhatia, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Belinda Tato, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Mason White, Serafina Amoroso, Lori A. Brown, Steven Chodoriwsky, Jill Desimini, Gabriel Duarte, Samaa Elimam, FAS- Foreign Architects Switzerland, Lindsay Harkema, Alison Hugill, Dan Dorocic, Hamed Khosravi, Kees Lokman, Markus Miessen, David Eugin Moon, Stephen Mueller, Ersela Kripa, Lucia Jalon Oyarzun, Albert Pope, Tobias Revell, Christopher Roach, Azadeh Zaferani, and Mimi Zeiger

Projects by James Brazil, Founding Partner uAbureau, Michael Cook, Katherine Jenkins, Parker Sutton, Mariam Kamara, Elizabeth Golden, Aristodimos Komninos, Guy Königstein, Karen Lewis, Cesar Lopez, Claudia Mainardi, Matthew Mazzotta, N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon ,, Rafi Segal, David Salazar, Jin Young Song, Martin Sztyk, TVK - Trévelo & Viger-Kohler Architectes Urbanistes, URBANÍSTICA, De Peter Yi, and Azadeh Zaferani

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Architecture Beyond Experience

ARCHITECTURE BEYOND EXPERIENCE

Architecture Beyond Experience is an interdisciplinary work in the service of one goal: the bringing about of a more relational, “posthuman” and yet humanist strain in architecture. It argues against the values that currently guide much architectural production (and the larger economy’s too), which is the making, marketing, and staging of ever more arresting experiences. The result, in architecture, is experientialism: the belief that what gives a building value, aside from fulfilling its shelter functions, is how its views and spaces make us personally feel as we move around it.

The author argues that it’s time to find a deeper basis for making and judging architecture, a basis which is not personal-experiencemultiplied, but which is dialogical and relational from the start. He uses the word relational to describe an architecture that guides people in search of encounter with (or avoidance of) each other and that manifests and demonstrates those same desires in its own forms, components, and materials. Buildings are beings. When architecture, they teach as well as protect; they tell us who we were and who we want to be; they exemplify, they deserve respect, invite investment, and reward affection. These are social-relational values, values that both underlie and go beyond experiential ones

(sometimes called “phenomenological”). Such relational values have been suppressed, in part because architects have joined the Experience Economy, hardly noticing they have done so. Architecture Beyond Experience provides the argument and the concepts to ultimately re-center a profession.

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Michael Benedikt is the director of the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism, is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture, teaches design studio and architectural theory, and directs the school’s Interdisciplinary Studies master’s degree program. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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Women [Re]Build

Stories, Polemics, Futures

Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha, and Ramune Bartuskaite

Outstanding Scholarly Book Award. She is presently completing a manuscript Building Theories (Routledge), which challenges late 20th-century definitions and practices of architectural theory. Franca was president of the Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) (2015); a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Technology, Architecture and Design (TAD); and a member of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) (2013–2016).

Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures is exemplary in its mission to combine in one resource reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture (Framing Stories), challenges to practice made possible by activism (Shaping Polemics), and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who pave the way for future women architects (Building Futures). The goal of this edited book is to increase the visibility and voice of women who everyday challenge the definition and practice of architecture. Women [Re]Build gathers words and projects of leading women thinkers, activists, designers, and builders who have dared to ask, “where are the women?” Where are the women whose architectural work should be celebrated and recognized for its courage and impact; who have cultivated female leadership while challenging the very principles of the discipline they represent; and who’ve asked the most difficult and rigorous of questions of those who build their visions?

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Dr. Franca Trubiano is associate professor in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and a registered architect with l’Ordre des Architectes du Québec. Her research on “Fossil Fuels, the Building Industry, and Human Health” is sponsored by the Kleinman Energy Center. Her edited book Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes: Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice (Routledge Press, 2012), was translated into Korean and winner of the 2015 Sejong

Ramona Adlakha currently lives in Toronto and practices architecture at Diamond Schmitt Architects. She was born in Calcutta, India, speaks five languages, and has been lucky enough to call multiple places across the globe her home. Ramona holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she co-founded Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA), received the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for professional merit and the William Melhorn Scholarship in architectural history and theory. Ramona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Fine Art, and Literary Studies from the University of Toronto where she was the recipient of the Government of Canada’s Millennium Provincial Laureate scholarship awarded for exhibited excellence in community involvement, innovation, and leadership. Ramona is an executive member of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT)—a national movement across Canada promoting equity in design, a board member of the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto, and a LEED accredited professional. Ramona is deeply committed to promoting the incidence and visibility of women in design.

Ramune Bartuskaite holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Marketing from Miami University. During her studies, she also had the privilege of participating in exchange programs in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, U.K. At Penn, she co-founded Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA) and was a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership, willing service, and promise of professional merit. She practices architecture at JKRP Architects in Philadelphia and serves as chief creative director of Rise First—a non-profit for first-generation students. She is actively involved in the Philadelphia Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Philadelphia’s Green Building United. She hopes to be an advocate for more equitable, diverse, and inclusive development within our cities.

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Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha, Ramune Bartuskaite, Joan Ockman, Ila Berman, Mary McLeod, Despina Stratigakos, Marion Weiss, Sadie Morgan, Samantha Hardingham, Lori Brown, Julie Moskovitz, Annelise Pitts, Shirley Blumberg, Nicole Dosso, Winka Dubbeldam, Billie Tsien, Jeanne Gang, Margaret Cavenagh, and Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA)

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Innovation in Practice In Theory

In what is arguably a most crucial time for discourse around issues that are concerned with the political, institutional, and social shape of worlds to come, this book explores the agency of the project of architecture and its processes of innovation by constructing an opportunistic and contingent map of effectual positions. The book is built around two sets of questions: the first set of questions concerns itself with the distinction between built objects and actions as the focus of observation, and as objects that are susceptible to innovating, or being innovated. The second set of questions concerns itself with the understanding of the relationship between theory and practice and is defined by two positions: one that looks to theory as a result of practice, another that looks to practice as subsequent to theory. These two axes are used to locate and compare different positions, thus allowing the readers to construct their own readings of what it means to innovate the project of architecture.

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Valeria Federighi is an architect and assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. Her research work focuses on analyzing mechanisms of innovation in architecture as expanding practice. She is on the editorial board of the journal Ardeth and she is part of the China Room research group.

Elena Todella is an architect and a post-doc research fellow at Politecnico di Torino. Her research activities concern complex urban and architectural transformations, by focusing on both architectural design and decision-making processes. She is currently involved in an excellence department project about the Agenda 2030 and the SDG 11.

Caterina Quaglio is an architect and a research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino. Her research work focuses on policies and practices of urban regeneration of public housing districts. She is part of the Future Urban Legacy Lab research group.

Andrea Alberto Dutto is an architect and research associate at the Chair of Architecture Theory of the RWTH Aachen University. In 2017 he completed his PhD as a joint title between Politecnico di Torino and the RWTH Aachen University. His research focus concerns encyclopedism, handbooks, dictionaries, and diagrams employed in the making of architecture.

Daniele Campobenedetto is an architect and an assistant professor in architectural and urban design at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. His research activities especially investigate urban transformation and urban design in European cities, focusing on architectural typologies and urban rules. He is a Research Fellow of the interdisciplinary research center “Future Urban Legacy Lab.” He is also Journal Manager and Editor of the journal Architectural Design Theory.

Caterina Barioglio is an architect and an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino. Bridging history and design, her research relates to urban regeneration processes and urban design, with a main focus on building typologies and the effects of urban rules on the city form. Since 2018 she has been a research fellow at the interdepartmental center FULL – Future Urban Legacy Lab. She is an Editor of Ardeth - Architectural Design Theory journal.

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Andrea Alberto Dutto is a PostDoc Research Associate at the Chair of Architecture Theory of the RWTH Aachen University. In 2017 he completed his PhD at Politecnico di Torino in cotutelle with the RWTH Aachen University. His research focuses on catalogs, handbooks, and maps oriented to architectural design.

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Making diagrams beyond the avant-garde means recognizing an architectural competence in the ordinary use of these representational tools. This essay presents some reasons why making diagrams is not a matter of style but a technical and epistemological issue. The diagram can be considered an innovative tool insofar as one renounces the recognition of value in temporary architectural trends. This essay proposes a reflection on the diagram as a contingent medium. Unlike the avant-garde, making diagrams does not constitute a value in itself.

DIAGRAMS BEYOND THE AVANT-GARDE Several Reasons Why Diagrams are (Still) Worth Making in Architecture

Andrea

A widespread trend in architecture is the generation of statements with immediate effects in the form of artifacts (e.g., spoons, buildings, or cities). This haste tends to hide a whole series of intermediate stages that lie between the mind of the architect and its outcomes (namely the artifacts themselves). This kind of attitude is well exemplified in the Renaissance. At that time, the architectural treatise displayed buildings by leaving everything else (i.e., materials, details, …) to a later phase, and hopefully to be managed by someone else than the architect (Merrill, 2017). In contemporary architecture, things have not changed much. This is due to the aggravating circumstance in which—since the Renaissance—several revolutions have taken place over the last two centuries. Such revolutions have shown their effects precisely in the intermediate sector that lies between the architects’ minds and their built artifacts. It is this intermediate sector that architects have come to share more and more with bureaucrats and other technicians. Nevertheless, not everything that was a result of the Renaissance is actually outdated or wrong. Simply put, along with the Renaissance, another kind of attitude emerged, which has now reached a dignified status. This attitude has been exemplified, for instance, in handbooks published from the mid-eighteenth century onwards, which follow the encyclopedic trend of the Enlightenment. These handbooks overturn the deductive procedure of the Renaissance treatises, insofar as they display the primacy of techniques over ideas and form-making desires. Indeed, based on the intent to be more radical, it could be claimed that handbooks portray the building only as a hypothetical outcome of the architectural praxis. Therefore, handbooks clearly state that there might be a building only after a concertation between technicians from different disciplines. According to this attitude, architects can produce certain effects in the building process only if they master specific techniques and “skills.” Somehow, their “ideas” can be ok, but this only matters to them and no one else, unfortunately. What matters most is how they will be able to advance their technical “skills” throughout the negotiation with other technicians. This essay focuses on one of these technical “skills.”

This introductory remark brings us to the subject of this essay, namely, the diagram. I do not believe it is necessary to go further in introducing it. Anyone who has a minimum of familiarity with contemporary architecture knows that with the beginning of the second millennium, “diagram architecture” emerged as a real trend (Garcia, 2010; Ito, 1996). Nevertheless, after a peak of popularity that lasted

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Posthuman Architecture

A Catalogue of Archetypes

For a long period of time, spatial design has been seen as an action that could be performed by people, and for people only. Today, as some of the most meaningful projects of our times seem to challenge this concept, qualitative research still struggles to emerge. This book collects, reconstructs, and discusses archetypal models of posthuman architecture, from the cabin of Henry David Thoreau to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This book aims to show how architectural, landscape, and industrial designers, be they professional practitioners or not, redefined their tools in order to meet the functional and symbolic needs of new and different kinds of subjects. All this in ten monographic architectural tales, thought to trace the evolution of an extended idea of coexistence between humans and other species or technologies.

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Jacopo Leveratto is a PhD architect and an assistant professor of interior architecture at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of Politecnico di Milano. He has led different researches and authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes.

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Internal Developing Informed Architectural Languages

DEVELOPING INFORMED ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGES

As the number and distinctiveness of design directions in contemporary architecture expands an outcome has emerged of a contradictory nature. While many of these directions hold great intrigue, a troubling aspect arises in that in their realization an “incompleteness” is often exhibited, one expressing a less developed architectural richness expressed by an under-utilized nature of the architectural language itself.

Internal addresses this issue with a focus on topics underlying the creation of architectural languages. Concentrating on strategies and concepts that inform the creation of cohering architectural languages versus “external” issues affecting design, such as those necessary to accommodate site or program, Internal focuses on design considerations with the authority grounded in “internal” languagebased architectural issues. Identifying underlying themes and strategies necessary to create coherent and informed architectural languages constitutes the effort underlying this book.

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Tom Diehl is an associate professor of architecture at the Gerald. D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston where he has taught for over 40 years. He is a registered architect with a professional practice in Houston, Texas.

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Ailing Cities History, Assessment, and Remedy

Ailing Cities is a book written largely to educate and facilitate a dialogue with people of all backgrounds on environmental sustainability, architecture, urban planning, and design. It has been necessitated by urban ills in Ghana and other sub–Saharan African countries. Urbanization has led to the creation of informal settlements within communities in sub-Saharan countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, coupled with the lack of enforcement of planning and building laws that have resulted in spatial chaos and vegetative depletion. Ailing Cities addresses relevant topics essential to give the reader an understanding of how individuals and communities can bring lasting changes to their communities.

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Kwaku L. Keddey is an architect and urbanist. He earned an MSc. in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in 2014. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners and the Ghana Institute of Architects.

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Creatures are Stirring Architectural Friends of the Anthropocene

Creatures Are Stirring is an optimistic manifesto that rescripts the anthropocentric narratives of Western architecture with new myths for a playfully compassionate and nonviolent future. The book reconceptualizes buildings as our friends by amplifying architecture’s creaturely qualities—formal embellishments, fictional enhancements, and organizational strategies that suggest animal-like agency. In a burning world, such qualities may initiate more companionable relationships between humans and the built environment, and ultimately foster greater solidarity with other human and nonhuman lifeforms.

Addressing a broad audience, Creatures Are Stirring uses the apparent subjecthood of familiar objects like plush toys and sports mascots to guide readers toward a novel way of seeing, reading, and making creaturely architecture. The book combines the authors’ expository text and illustrated mythical interludes with contributions from contemporary architects whose work collectively defines an architectural territory that is at once grounded in disciplinary rigor and urgent realities, and liberated to elicit fantastical futures.

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Joseph Altshuler is co-founder of Could Be Architecture, a Chicago-based design practice, and the founding editor of SOILED, an architectural literary magazine. Joseph teaches and coordinates the undergraduate curriculum for the Architecture and Interior Architecture programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Julia Sedlock is co-founder of Cosmo Design Factory, a Hudson Valley practice that combines residential client work with a commitment to local community development and activism. As a founding member of Philmont Land and Opportunity Trust (P.L.O.T.), Julia collaborates with neighbors and local government to improve housing equity and inclusivity in the village of Philmont, NY.

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Unresolved Legibility

In Residential Types

In his new book, Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types, architect and academic Clark Thenhaus proposes new understandings and interpretations of American residential architecture by investigating and graphically illustrating the forms, spaces, and histories of ten residential types through careful analyses that link social, cultural, and political histories with architectural expressions. Noting that houses are long-standing subjects of architectural discourse, cultural reflection, and experimentation, Thenhaus exposes a confluence of architectural and broader cultural phenomena by articulating that the house is not only susceptible to, but in fact requires renewal and re-imagination as it reflects shifting societal and architectural values. Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types proposes that legibility in architecture requires both visual clarity of a building’s appearance such that its formal, spatial, and material compositions can be comprehended, as well as a certain clarity of its received social, cultural, and political or contextual histories. Rather than an exercise in objective typological or historical analyses of ten residential types, Thenhaus positions legibility in architecture as an open, inconclusive, and unresolved source for historical investigations, formal analysis, and projective architectural imaginations.

Populated with over 500 drawings, diagrams, rendered images, and photographs across 12 chapters, Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types explores concepts of character, context, frontality, corners, systemization, physiognomy, symmetry, doors, walls, and stacks as they pertain to the circumstances, qualities, and effects of residential architecture ranging from a remote one-room cabin to urban row houses. Designers and scholars interested in the interrelations between architectural design, history, and theory will appreciate the breadth and depth of this book.

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Clark Thenhaus is founding director of Endemic Architecture and assistant professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts. Thenhaus has won numerous design awards and published original work and ideas extensively.

Editor

Ryan Roark is an independent editor and studio critic at Rice University School of Architecture.

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Monotown Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives

Monotown: Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives examines the postindustrial transformation and transnational legacy of planned singleindustry towns that emerged as a distinctive sociopolitical project of urbanization in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. Monotowns took form through the teleological establishment of industrial enterprises strewn across remote parts of the Siberian hinterland and entailed the relocation of vast populations requiring services, housing, and social and physical infrastructure, all linked to a given town’s productive apparatus. Today, having outlasted the political and economic systems which made them viable, many have become shrinking towns with graying populations and obsolete enterprises, even as they are subjected to considerable national investment and commanded to grow in order to catalyze their respective regions. Given this implied imperative for transformation, the work goes on to explore the largely overlooked legacy of the Monotown as a model of urbanization that was deployed upon remote geographies of China and India through Soviet-aided industrial development projects. By exploring the etymology of the Monotown over time in this expanded field, the work establishes a broader yet more specific dialogue about this model’s complex legacy and future.

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Clayton Strange is an architect, urbanist, and educator. He is currently a design critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction. He is also the founding principal of Strange Works, a Boston-based research and design office.

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Pratt Sessions

Volume 2

David Erdman

Pratt Sessions presents a series of conversations between notable practitioners and thinkers. It is a distributed symposium that is curated and yet open-ended.

Based on an ongoing lecture series at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design program, each session brings together two participants as a means of instigating discourse and dissolving and/or reinforcing the artifice of geographically based discourse networks. Participants are carefully paired together based on the content of their work and the region in which they reside and/or practices. Participants frame their work around a disciplinary provocation in short, non-standard lecture presentations, and engage in an in-depth dialogue.

Pratt Sessions is intended as a book series, each volume featuring six conversations, which originally took place over the course of two academic semesters. The six sessions are divided into two areas of focus, exploring and examining how new mediums and new contexts can be defined, redefined, and understood within the realm of architectural design.

the mere presentation of built work.

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Stan Allen, Ben Aranda, Kutan Ayata, Jacqueline Bloom, Manuel de Landa, Elizabeth Diller, David Erdman, Graham Harman, Chris Lasch, Sylvia Lavin, Michael Maltzan, Dwayne Oyler, Gregg Pasquarelli, Florencia Pita, Robert Somol, Jenny Wu, and Michael Young

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Architecture Stuff / More Stuff

Architecture Stuff is about a way of looking at architecture. It examines seven seminal projects and shows how they might have been conceived with or without the design architect’s awareness. More a working method than a theory, Architecture Stuff deals with questions pertinent to designers as well as to critics of buildings. More Stuff then illustrates how that same method can be used to make architecture.

The seven buildings are chosen for their breadth of styles and approaches to architecture and show that this approach to architecture can be applied to any building. Presented in reverse chronological order, the first project, Grace Farms, is a building by SANAA. Noted for its meandering river form and minimalist detailing, it is seen to be—among other things—a juxtaposition of orthogonal and sinuous forms. The second project is Villa Dall’Ava by Rem Koolhaas/OMA. Located in the suburbs, the house is a transition from city to country. The third project is the Neue Staatsgalerie by James Stirling. The analysis shows how the “bad boy” of architecture subverts conventional architectural tropes. Robert Venturi’s Mother’s House is shown to be a compressed stately manor and an architect’s conceit. The Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Kahn can be understood as simple repetitive forms with elaborated elements that organize a diverse collection of spaces. Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre is much more than types of transparency and mechanization. One of its major themes is the use of L-shaped spaces. Finally, St. George’s Bloomsbury by Nicholas Hawksmoor is a parish church swallowed by a classical temple. The critique exposes how the architect used that idea to juxtapose the clerical and the civic to develop all of the details in the building.

These are not singular idea buildings and, as a way of seeing architecture, there are overlapping themes in this collection. The history of architecture of specific periods is a common theme, as is architecture’s stasis with spaces expanding or contracting. A dry sense of humor is always appreciated. What separates these buildings from any other building is the density of ideas presented.

More Stuff accounts for the same working methods as a way to make architecture. Here the author illustrates 11 projects across the span of his career. Though often done in collaboration with others, in all cases the author generated the design ideas. One of the key aspects of architecture stuff is that it is unpretentious and accessible and these projects are meant to illustrate that quality. Architecture can be serious and playful at the same time.

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Robert Livesey is a professor and director emeritus in the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University. As the principal of Robert Livesey, Architect, he has won numerous design awards and been published in national and international journals.

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