Martin Stienmann lays out the case for architectural realism, an architecture that is at once populist, traditional, historical, formal, and epistemological.
Peter Eisenman defines the real nature of the modern sensibility and of the architectural object in a world no longer ruled by the form-function axis. What remains in this post-functionalist world is an architectural object concerned with itself, its own process and its own history--a theoretical object.
An exhibit of five recent projects that are brilliant not only aesthetically but also in formulation and ideas. Two of these are pushing digital technologies forward into exciting, reimagined analogue worlds. The rest are wondrous instances of rich and beautiful architecture, and you don't want to miss them. Read more here.
Here are six absolutely kick ass projects that are articulate, fully thought out, brilliant and inspiring.
Christine Zona's photo project, featured on the blog this week, is a happy and beautiful series of skillfully produced images. But in addition to their obvious appeal, they are a deeply fascinating study in how Nostalgia can produce true artifacts of memory, through Image and material objects.