Four residential projects that are brilliant, thoughtful, mature pieces of contemporary architecture--projects that will restore your faith in a genre of contemporary practice whose social image is often dominated by reductive-modernist trash for millionaires.
Robin Evans reviews Daniel Libeskind's Chamber Works, interpreting them as the root of a new architecture, an architecture based in the drawing as much as building.
A blurb from Daniel Libeskind's Camber Works.
Alberto Pérez-Gómez presents: the essential phenomenological history, crisis, and imperative of 20th century architecture.
Fredric Jameson rescues architecture from the implacably negative position theorized by Manfredo Tafuri, and in the process teaches us about the idealism of narrative, Marxism, and the materialism of postmodernity.
Some absurd comments on the absurd contemporary architectural language justifying David Adjaye's MEMO project.
Foucault concisely explains the history of space, architecture, and power, and brilliantly deals with architecture's misguided anxieties about society and the power of architects.
Jürgen Habermas breaks down the problems of Modernism's preshistory in an evaluation of Post-Modernism's dubious break, ultimately working toward a typology of postmodern movements based on their political agendas.
Some quotes from the Manhattan Transcripts mark the 34th day of the endless Michael Hays anthology project. Check out these blurbs and images.
Massimo Cacciari presents: The irreconcilable struggle between Heidegger's "Dwelling" and the modern era, and tells us (kinda) why it's such a problem for contemporary architecture.