Symbolic Solids, or: exploring Architecture’s Inverse // Architecture beyond Design
Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Lectures / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Symbolic Solids, or: exploring Architecture’s Inverse // Architecture beyond Design

This is the documentation of my talk at The Building conference Columbia University GSAPP, organized by Jose Araguez with Aaron White. The Building 15 November 2014, 9:30am to 5:30pm, Wood Auditorium, Columbia University GSAPP Ever since the theoretical turn of the 1960s, right through to the present, the status of the architectural object in the sphere of history, … Continue reading

Printing Architecture: Michael Hansmeyer’s and Benjamin Dillenburger’s Digital Grotesque
Pre-specificity / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Printing Architecture: Michael Hansmeyer’s and Benjamin Dillenburger’s Digital Grotesque

My colleagues have realised the first large scale instance of printed architecture, and they call it the Digital Grotesque. A disturbingly beautiful piece about which they say: We aim to create an architecture that defies classification and reductionism. We explore unseen levels of resolution and topological complexity in architecture by developing compositional strategies based on … Continue reading

Shape Grammars beyond their analytical application
architectonic articulations - the stanzaic structure of genuinely procedural forms / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Shape Grammars beyond their analytical application

Die Modelle von Benjamin Dillenburger erinnern unmittelbar an die Hängestrukturen, die wir von Gaudi kennen. Bei einem zweiten Blick jedoch zeigt sich eine Irritation: Verglichen mit der Natur-Ästhetik, die mit Gaudi assoziiert wird, stellen Dillenburger‘s Modelle sich in einer „unnötig“ differenzierten Gestalt dar – unnötig deshalb, weil Gaudis Hängemodelle als Inbegriff für eine Art „natürlicher … Continue reading