What ‘The Future of The Professions’ Reveals About the Future of Architecture

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 […]

Digital Culture in Architecture

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.

Scripting cultures – Mark Burry

5 November 2011 – A summary of Mark Burry's latest book, Scripting Cultures.

A computer scientists dream system for designing houses

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.

Lars Spuybroek

24 January 2011 – A fairly unfavourable review of Lars Spuybroek's book, The Architecture of Continuity.

The New Mathematics of Architecture

12 November 2010 – Sixty-four mathematical concepts researched and illustrated for The New Mathematics of Architecture by Jane Burry and Mark Burry (2010 Thames & Hudson).

The logic of architecture

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.

The New Mathematics of Architecture

26 October 2010 – A brief summary (with pictures) of Jane Burry and Mark Burry's latest book The New Mathematics of Architecture.

Elements of Parametric Design cover

Elements of parametric design – Woodbury

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.

Simulation and global crises

30 March 2010 – Idle speculation that the global financial crisis was somehow caused by digital simulation in the same ways architects often deceived by digital simulations.