Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions by Emily Gordon

A swarm of biotechnological robot drones defends a fragile Eden from invasive species. The Earth’s hydrology cycles through a vast suspended infrastructure; 2,000 synchronized parts dance for droughts, rains, and floods. Children don animal superpowers. As the...

Landform Building by Terence Gower

Organic forms and processes, blobs, “growing” buildings, etcetera have dominated architectural discourse for the past decade. But the sophisticated design technology that uses organic models has never found its correlative in the construction process. You can “grow”...

Andrew Blauvelt’s Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia by Clinton Krute

Q Andrew Blauvelt—editor of the beautiful, vast catalogue for the Hippie Modernism exhibit at the Walker Art Center—writes in his introductory essay, “If the utopic potential of art and its integration into everyday life had been the driving force behind...

Sarah Oppenheimer by Alexander Galloway

We live in the age of the museum. Thousands have opened in the US and around the world since 2000, and visitors have answered their call, flocking to them for everything from exhibitions to lectures to children’s...

Hal Foster’s The Art-Architecture Complex by Carlos Brillembourg

“Building contra Image,” an extensive interview with Richard Serra that Hal Foster includes in his recent collection of essays, focuses on the artist’s work and its relationship to space and architecture. Serra recounts how Romanesque churches in...