actar: phylogenesis is structured as a reflection on the work that foreign office architects (FOA) has produced during its first 10 years of practice…[CONT]
the outcome of these years is seen not just as a series of experiments, defined by the specific conditions of a project, but as a consistent reservoir of architectural species to be proliferate, mutated, and evolved in the near future. with the spirit of a scientific classification, the genesis of the projects is here identified as the evolution of a series of “phylums,” actualized–and simultaneously virtualized–in their application to the specific conditions where the projects take place. phylogenesis also includes an foa-curated compilation of previously published texts from several critics who analyze “external” topics that relate to different aspects of the firm’s discourse.
excellent essays such as towards a non standard mode of production by bernard CACHE, on the wild side by jeff KIPNIS, who’s afraid of formalism by sanford KWINTER, and others by manuel de LANDA, detlef MERTINS, and mark WIGLEY.