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An examination of architecture as it comes in contact with other disciplines in the contemporary world.Combining formal argument with informal conversations and design proposals, Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else offers creative ideas for thinking and acting architecture differently What makes the book unique apart from its lively graphic format is the freshness of its voices young architects and emerging practitioners who for the most part have not published before Interwoven with their proposals are conversations among these new voices and established authors and practitioners, including Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin, K Michael Hays, Philippe Rahm, Liam Gillick, Teddy Cruz, and Michael Meredith Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else investigates the inner contradictions tangling and obscuring architectural discourse It locates architecture in a cultural, social, political, and situational landscape the space it actually occupies in the contemporary world Examining architecture as it comes into contact with other disciplines including art, art history, cultural studies, curating, landscape architecture, neuroaesthetics, pedagogy, philosophy, political science, and urbanism the book considers architecture s precarious position at the edge at the edge of its own dilemmas and at the edge of everything else In different ways, all the contributors suggest how to understand the innovative possibilities and pitfalls of spatial practices teasing, analyzing, and celebrating architecture s disciplinary ambiguity with proposals that range from a lo res architecture to one controlled by the curatorial impulse, from customizable skins on residential buildings to the collection of residual space for new uses Their investigations encompass how to interpret, how to intervene, and how to imagine Breaking out of institutional molds and reaching across generational divides, Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else marks the beginning of a new conversation about architecture and its expanded landscape.ContributorsBrett Albert, Matthew Allen, Esther Choi, Teddy Cruz, Suzanne Ernst, Liam Gillick, K Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin, Michael Meredith, Yu Morishita, Trevor Patt, Philippe Rahm, Joe Ringenberg, Jonathan Tate, Marrikka Trotter, Douglas Wu...

Title : Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press)
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ISBN : 0262014793
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : The MIT Press August 27, 2010
Number of Pages : 218 pages
File Size : 886 KB
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