Speculative Engineering

At the end of the 20th century, humanity had a curious strategy for regarding the techno-spaces unfolding with the advancement of digital technology. The newly arrived non-spaces of the World…


Levitated Mass

It has been almost two years since Michael Heizer’s 340-ton quarry boulder was delivered to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and exalted as “Levitated Mass.”  The media buzz…

Biblioteca Espana, Giancarlo Mazzanti & Architects

Architecture’s New Terrain

Landform Building: Architecture’s New Terrain documents the influence and manifestations of both landscape and ecology in contemporary architectural practice that is resulting in not simply a “cross-disciplinary phenomenon” but new design…


Metamodern architecture

The latest issue of MONU (Magazine ON Urbanism) features a series of essays dealing with the post-ideological condition of contemporary cities. Besides an interview with Wouter Vanstiphout and essays by,…

Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

Architecture “as a profession…is based on the need for architecture (as practice and product) to be the protected domain of the architect” (2011: 28). In a new book, Spatial Agency:…


Architecture after postmodernism

When we found out that starchitect Rafael Vinoly accepted an invitation from the Museum of the City of New York to discuss the state of architecture after postmodernism we were…

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Notes on Metamodernism, 2014