Four incredible adaptive reuse projects that see preexisting, historical conditions as an opportunity for real architectural commentary.
A brief review of Alexander's essay "Neo-Naturalism," about the use of data as a fundamental epistemological unit in contemporary architectural production, from Log 31.
Robert Segrest redefines (suburban) Architecture as an immaterial, written byproduct, an incidental geography of experiences outside the material objects of traditional architecture.
A quick review of Mark Jarzombek's essay "The Shanghai Expo and the Rise of Pop-Arch," from Log 31.
Paul Virilio presents his neo-apocalyptic vision of the Overexposed City, an entity that does not reside in urban fabric but in the proximity of telecommunications, in a medium that collapses the understanding of space to units of time.
A quick review of Daniel Sherer's essay, "The Architectural Project and the Historical Project: Tensions, Analogies, Discontinuities,” Log 31, Spring-Summer 2014.
Peter Eisenman discusses the end of self-consciously "classical" architecture and the production of a new architectural method.
Some notes on Jean-Louis Cohen's history of the reciprocating intellectual exchange between Italian and French intellectual cultures.
Sanford Anderson presents an optimistic restoration of architecture's "worldmaking" powers through a methodology of knowledge production.
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.