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Expanding Fields of Architectural Discourse and Practice

Curated Works from the P.E.A.R. Journal

Expanding Fields of Architectural Discourse and Practice presents a selection of essays, architectural experiments, and works that explore the diversity within the fields of contemporary architectural practice and discourse. The book pays particular attention to the question of how and why architecture can and should manifest a critical and reflective capacity outside of its primary function; it also closely examines the ways the discipline currently resonates with contemporary art practice. It does so by reflecting on the first ten years of the architectural journal P.E.A.R..

The book features contributions by architectural practitioners, design researchers, artists, architectural theorists, historians, journalists, curators, and even a paleobiologist, all of whom contributed to the journal. Here, they provide a unique presentation of architectural discourse and practice that seeks to test new ground while forming distinct relationships to recent, and more longstanding, historical legacies.

456 pages | 138 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Architecture: Architecture--Criticism, British Architecture

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Table of Contents

Introduction Matthew Butcher Dwelling 1. Place as a Reflexive Conversation with the Situation Ben Sweeting 2. The Grand Pear (Home): Mass Housing for a Mass of People Edwin Burdis 3. Undead and/or Dead Living: The New Social Category Jonathan Griffin and Mateo Tannatt 4. Yesilyurt Karin Ruggaber in Conversation with Megan O’Shea 5. A Life of Its Own Jane Rendell 6.The Whitechapel Gift Shop Torange Khonsari(Publi Works) in Conversation with Megan O’Shea 7. Dwelling in the Twenty-First Century - The Professor’s Study Neil Spiller Study, Sample and Synthesis 8. Horizon Remix: Representations of Lacaton & Vassal’s ‘Double Space Robin Wilson 9. A Conversation with Le Corbusier The Klassnik Corporation 10. Architectures of Slowness: Actioning Historical Loops and Repetitions Matthew Butcher 11. A (Drawn) Practice(d) Construction: Relational Structuring, Chased Perry Kulper 12. Open Scoring in Architecture: Lattice I Yeoryia Manolopoulou 13. Saved from the Wrecking Ball on a Daily Basis Tom Coward / AOC Landscape and Ecology 14. Writtle Calling/2EmmaToc: A Radio Station for Essex Melissa Appleton 15. The Fossilization of Architecture in the Anthropocene Jan Zalasiewicz 16. Architecture in the Dark Jonathan Hill 17. Seoul City Machine Liam Young 18. On the Enclosures of Time Jes Fernie and Marjolijn Dijkman 19. The Topiary Garden of Houldsworth Terrace Flea Folly Architects 20. Everest Death Zone Stasus Meaning in Material 21. Forget Material Adrian Forty 22. MeMeMeMe totem Adam Nathaniel Furman 23. Digital Doubles, Colliding in Mid-Air Prototyping a Postdramatic Scenography Bob Sheil + Thomas Pearce + Scanlab 24. The Discrete Turn: A Reconsideration of Architecture’s Ontology Mollie Claypool 25. Choreographing Curatorial Conversations   Kate Goodwin 26. Shelf Life Guan Lee Index

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