Tag Archives: Theory

Auto Generated Architecture

Auto Generated Architecture This article is written after much internal debate over the last few years on the ideas of optimization and the quest for solutions of a fittest model, especially in lieu of new rampant generic parametric models. It is as much a critique on my own past ideologies as those which are becoming […]

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The Complex and the Singular

The Complex and the Singular ..excerpt from Sanford Kwinter’s, Architectures of Time To understand the precise mechanics of how a form may be “time- and difference-generated” –or actualized in the jargon of the present argument — consider the example of the domestic ice cube versus the free-form snow crystal. Is time real for the cube […]

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Eco_Logics | Helene Furjan

In the simplest terms, the radicalization of Matter requires three recognitions; that matter is from the beginning irreducibly sensate and responsive; that at every scale sensate, responsive matter organizes itself hierarchically into discrete, irreproducible configurations with specific emergent behaviors; and that all discrete material configurations any and every moment and any and every scale further […]

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Proposal 4.00

As our built environment pushes out further into the terrestrial landscape, with over 70% over the Earth covered in oceans and human population increasing exponentially, populations may soon bulge outward to inhabit aquatic environments. Presently we see global climates changing the oceans natural barrier reefs, where human populations are stepping into infill these tidal zones–not […]

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Noosphere 5.0

That the internet lacks organization and structure to the point where it’s disorganization requires search engines to sift through countless numbers of pages to arrive at the sites whose interconnectedness is the most densest matching the search criteria is a problem that can perhaps be achieved spatially. Emergent systems, such as brains, cities, cells and […]

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Softspace

Softspace:The stuff between, in & around by Sean Lally + Jessica Young That architecture has often traditionally been preoccupied with the ‘hard’ (structure, forces, geometries of form), letting the ‘soft’ (qualitative environments, mood, atmosphere) become secondary, or residual, is a fairly obvious fact. Looking back, we find endless variations on form defined through structure and […]

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Spotlight: Perry Kulper

Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic […]

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The Ends of the Parabola

The Ends of the Parabola-Kevin Pratt WIDELY RECOGNIZED in academic circles as an architectural polymath, Sanford Kwinter is famous among students for beginning each semester by first asking his classes what they would like him to teach, and then, regardless of subject, assigning reading material and speaking extempore with the kind of accessible erudition most […]

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Sanford Kwinter: Ecological Thinking

The conference organized by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic moves to transcend simplistic visions of contemporary ecology Proto/e/co/logics: speculative materialism in architecture, a summer symposium curated by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic, and staged in the beautiful setting of the Rovinj archipelago on the Istrian coast, aimed to ‘tease out speculative […]

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BOOK ONE [rev2]

Archimorph BOOK ONE [revision 2.00] is available for download. A third revision with updated images and diagrams will complete the book; this will be posted within the week.

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