The Winter 2011 issue of Log features a tug-of-war of ideas and compelling reflections on where architecture might go, running across time from preservation to parametricism, with insightful entries from around the globe in between. Is parametricism the next great style after modernism or is our understanding of progress misguided altogether? Will preservation make its march around the world faster than the parametric Pied Piper? Leading voices chart new courses for form, note the blistering speed of preservation globally (with some doubts about its authenticity), dispel some myths, and tell true stories of names, weight, and archives.
Michael Cadwell, The Weight
Carson Chan, Diary from Venice: Another Biennale
Elena Crippa & Tom Vandeputte, Space as Praxis
Tom Daniell, Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama: What's in a Name? (A True Story)
Ole W. Fischer, Afterimage: A Comparative Rereading of Postmodernism
Mark Jarzombek, The Metaphysics of Permanence - Curating Critical Impossibilities
Rem Koolhaas, CRONOCAOS
Roy Lichtenstein, A Room
Ariane Lourie Harrison, Learning from Laboratories
Markus Miessen, Archiving in Formation: A Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Mitnick Roddier Hicks, AnaLOG Cabin
Eric Owen Moss, Parametricism and Pied Piperism: Responding to Patrik Schumacher
Ingeborg M. Rocker, Apropos Parametricism: If, In What Style Should We Build?
Patrik Schumacher, Parametricism and the Autopoiesis of Architecture
Plus: On a Log . . . On a Bottled Ship . . . On an Island . . . On Konrad . . . On Images . . . On a Kitchen . . . On Google . . .
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