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Architectural Ficciones I – Beijing

I – The Warehouse Geming Tang sits smoking Double Happiness, wearing only an open Zhongshan jacket, silk boxers, tea shades and a pair of 1957 low-cut oxford All Stars. All priceless, all real connoisseur’s collectables. He opens a vintage 1989 … Continue reading

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Morphogenetic Metaphors in Architecture – The Quixotic Contributions of Conrad Waddington

For historians and theorists interested in the intersection of biology and architecture, the work of the British developmental embryologist Conrad Waddington is the physical equivalent of a black hole; important, yet allusive – better known through its affects, than from … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Architecture and the New Imaginary

Architecture is in crisis, but this is nothing new; architects and architectural historians and theoreticians have been proclaiming the crisis of architecture now for over a century.  Essays, books, courses and projects have all focused, in one way or another, … Continue reading

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Provocation 1: Data and Design

… it appears from Trobriand magic that these people continually exhibit a habit of thinking that to act as if a thing were so will make it so.  In this sense, we may describe them as semi-Pavolovians who have decided … Continue reading

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