Cylinders, spheres and cubes are a small handful of shapes that can be defined by a single word. However, most shapes cannot be found in a dictionary. They belong to an alternative plastic world defined by trigonometry: a mathematical world where all shapes can be described under one systematic language and where any shape can transform into another.
Celebrate the publication of Log’s Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Log 31: New Ancients, guest-edited by SCI-Arc faculty Dora Epstein Jones and Bryony Roberts.
issue launch & discussion: Log 31: New Ancients, with Todd GANNON, Dora EPSTEIN JONES, Bryony ROBERTS, Anna NEIMARK, Jonah ROWEN, Andrew ATWOOD, Jason PAYNE, & Marc ERICSON.
7.00 p.m. / SCI-Arc Gallery
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
Please join Log to celebrate the publication of the Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Log 31: New Ancients, guest-edited by Dora Epstein Jones and Bryony Roberts.
issue launch & discussion: Log 31: New Ancients, with Cynthia DAVIDSON, Dora EPSTEIN JONES, Bryony ROBERTS, Enrique WALKER, & more.
6.00 p.m. / Wood Auditorium
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Brave New Now is a collection of specially commissioned short stories set in a fictional future city developed by speculative architect Liam Young for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Authors have been invited to inhabit the city, to breathe life into its characters and cultures and give form to its streets and spaces through narrative. . . .
image: Hovig ALAHAIDOYAN.
Bas PRINCEN, Brice RICHARD, Charlie KOOLHAAS, Christina SEELY, Daniel BELTRÁ, Greg GIRARD, Greg WHITE, Liam YOUNG, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Michael WOLF, Neil CHOWDHURY, ONtheRADAR, science fiction, THoman WEINBERGER, Victoria SAMBUNARIS, Vincent FOURNIER, Warren ELLISComments Off on Brave New Now
Digital Poetics: An Open Theory of Design-Research in Architecture celebrates the architectural design exuberance made possible by new digital modelling techniques and fabrication technologies. By presenting an unconventional and original “humanistic” theory of CAD (computer-aided design), the author suggests that beyond the generation of innovative engineering forms, digital design has the potential to affect the wider complex cultural landscape of today in profound ways.
In The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come, Sean Lally introduces the reader to an architecture produced by designing the energy within our environment (electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical).
The influential Italian architectural historian Manfredo Tafuri (1935–1994) invoked the productive possibilities of crisis, writing that history is a “project of crisis” (progetto di crisi). In this entry in the Writing Architecture series, Marco Biraghi explores Tafuri’s multifaceted and often knotty oeuvre, using the historian’s concept of a project of crisis as a lens through which to examine his historical construction of contemporary architecture.
Despite humanity’s gradual ascent from clustered pools of it, slime is more often than not relegated to a mere residue—the trail of a verminous life form, the trace of decomposition, or an entertaining synthetic material—thereby leaving its generative and mutative associations with life neatly removed from the human sphere of thought and existence.