13 November 2019 – In the field of architecture, there is no shortage of keynote speakers, professors, Linkedin ‘thought leaders,’ authors, first-year students, venture capitalists, and Autodesk sales executives that are willing to pontificate about the future of the profession. Most of these musing assume that the architecture industry is an idiosyncratic profession driven from the inside – to predict […]
19 February 2012 – A review of Antoine Picon's new book, Digital Culture in Architecture, which in my opinion focuses too much on the superficial cultural outcomes of digital architecture without digging into the technical causes.
22 February 2011 – Eminent computer scientist Fred Brooks's latest book, The Design of Design, reframes programming as a design discipline. In this post I consider what architects can learn from this relationship and from this book.
9 November 2010 – William Mitchell's The Logic of Architecture is considered seminal to computational design. In this post I put forward the argument that it was actually far from perfect and that the holes in this book can tell us much about the discourse pertaining to computational design.
11 September 2010 – A review of Robert Woodbury's latest book Elements of Parametric Design. The result of twenty years research into parametric design, it is probably the most significant book on the subject.