Published in Horizonte no. 5. Architecture has made an irreversible jump into the computational world. We can now justly affirm that the digital medium has gained a considerable foothold in this otherwise traditional and highly suspicious domain. The role of the computer has expanded beyond that of a simple drafting tool and now actively shapes [...]
Framing Optimization in Contemporary Architecture Keywords: optimization, architecture, computational techniques I am in debt to the generous friends (Patrick, Matas, Gustavo) who shared their thought on the initial rather thoughtless rant which was the base for the following piece, as well as to Henriette Bier who guided and steered its manufacture. Thanks! Optimization, and the [...]
PLAT 1.5 has just been released, and with it my critical essay entitled Algorithmic Abuse, which I’m sharing below. It’s a short attempt to raise awareness towards several gaps in computational architecture’s theory as well as practice. Please support the journal by purchasing a copy! A recurring concern among the practitioners and promoters of what [...]
This is just thinking out loud – don’t take too seriously. Read below if you really, really want to.
Paper written for the Fragile Conference. This is a rough draft, but comments are appreciated. PDF version. You can not reduce the city to merely the sum of its parts – its nature escapes the deterministic world we, until recently, thought we lived in and goes on to manifest itself in the realm of the [...]
The following article was written for arhiforum.ro in response to the CLJ02: Parametric Design Workshop. Click here for an unsanctioned translation in Romanian. A few weeks ago CLJ02, the second workshop centered around parametric design, happened in Cluj. Setting it alongside previous similar events in Bucharest and Iasi, we can clearly see an increasing attention being [...]
A symbolically critical pamphlet For the hip architectural public, there surely isn’t any need of introducing the (in)famous Voronoi diagram. If there is, then you probably shouldn’t be reading this text and you’re better off doing something else. Nevertheless, I find myself under increasing pressure to express my thoughts regarding what I find to be [...]