Issue Five — Timeless
Available to order now in our store.
Edited by Alex Spatzier and Adam Miller.
In this issue Peter Eisenman and Christopher Alexander get back together again on this 35th anniversary of their first debate; Eric Peterson reconsiders the rhetoric of Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language and its relationship to the architectural manifesto; Robert Crabtree designed a house from the origin and wrote a variety of other abstract thoughts; Andrew Shanken’s Memory Seminar wrote a manifesto to remember; We interview Andrew Holder on the Picturesque, Timeless, and his recent installation “The Kid Gets Out of The Picture”; John Stoughton shows us the timeless future of John Hejduk; Emma Lubbers tells a Timeness story in four parts; Aaron Weller analyses UNESCO’s values for preservation, and discovers the “mystified shed”; Peter Korn confronts fachadismo while reporting from Porto, Portugal; Timothy Wai gathers a hundred architecture sheep in taupe; John Parman interviews Thomas Gordon Smith about The Classical Imagination; Matthew Kernan fragments nostalgia in an economy housing proposal for Aarhus, Denmark; Paul Humphries illuminates the paradox of style; Sigve Knutson translates from drawings to objects; Michelle Rada presents Modernism’s tense as provoked by Sigmund Freud’s understanding of timelessness; Neyran Turan asks “Can Images Implode?” using historical examples and recent work by her rm NEMESTUDIO; Aaron Goldstein plays ball with architectural history and opens up the Eton Fives Court; Andrew Kovacs specifies 20 steps for making beautiful floor plans; Kyle Miller makes new architecture from canonical single-family homes; Adam Nathaniel Furman comes to town and we interview him about his recent work and color (or was it colour?); Bairballiet, Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet, reveal architecture’s Timeless use of three ploys; Ji Shi and Ivy Feng discuss Apple Inc’s use of copy-paste across scales from keyboards, to screens and even to buildings; Marco Gola, Andrea Brambrilla, Stefano Capolongo and the Open Building Research Group of Alta Scuola Politecnica discuss timelessness as resilience versus resistance and describe their work to design a more flexible hospital based on an open source modular patient room; Filip Tejchman motivates the need for a better rock and a better understanding of entropy.... We present a Foam Parti by Cooper Rogers and Cora Lautze, we interview them too; Whitney Moon convinces us that Cedric Price was Timeless; Levon Fox makes a post-virtual death mask; Common Accounts, Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler, propose to bring death back to the city and play it back forever; Lucas Almássy interviews the faculty, staff and students of the College of Environmental Design and reveals varying notions of Timeless;