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Architecture

The Body is Evidence

In his review-collage of Forensis, a book of essays accompanying the recent Forensic Architecture exhibition at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt, artist Martin Howse discovers not only the materiality of crime-scenes, but of all architecture, to be implicated in death

 

Object

 

Domino, no, no!

The Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is  currently being torn down and replaced with massive condominiums.

As it happens, these fly-thru-friendly towers (pictured  above) uncannily resemble some absurd drawings for post-9/11 skyscrapers I made back when everyone was supposed to think the real threat of massive destruction was coming from Al-Qaida.

Book Launch Luciana Parisi: 'Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space' 

MIT Press, 2013

@ The Showroom

63 Penfold St London,

Greater London NW8 8PQ

1st November, 2013

6.30 pm drinks, 7-8.30pm panel

 

Speculative Architectures

Do algorithms think? Do buildings speculate? In his review of Luciana Parisi’s recent book, Contagious Architecture, Jeremy Lecomte considers her claim that parametric architecture is a mode of algorithmic computation that should be understood as speculative thought

 

An excellent summary of 'destructive destruction' loosed upon London by the ongoing financial crisis. Reposted from Pierce Penniless: I’m hosting this excellent paper, delivered by Richard B at this year’s Historical Materialism conference, because it deserves wider dissemination. Above is a plan of the panoptic National Penitentiary at Millbank.

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Glass Architecture – A Riotous Mythology

View of Spinningfield, Manchester

The act of smashing glass can reveal the material's most troubling quality: its transparency may invite us to look, but not necessarily to enter. Mark Crinson considers the smashed shop fronts of last year's riots not as the collateral of mass disorder, but part of the material conditions that provoked them

 

 

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