AD: Eco-Redux. Architectural Design.
Augé, Marc. Non-places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. London [u.a.: Verso, 2006.
Defines the conditions based on the dialectic of place and non-place. The work is how he, anthropologically, defines what these “places” are and what defines them, in my research this would helpful to articulate not only as quantifiable conditions but, more importantly, qualifiable ones.
Aureli, Pier Vittorio. “Towards the Archipelago.” Log 11 Winter 2008.
Ballard, J. G. Crash. New York: Picador, 2001.
Bataille, Georges. The Accursed Share: an Essay on General Economy. New York: Zone, 1988.
Beck, Ulrick. “Risk Society’s Cosmopolitan Moment.” Harvard University. Lecture.
Brand, Stewart. Whole Earth Discipline: an Ecopragmatist Manifesto. New York: Viking, 2009.
Clear, Nic. “A Near Future.” Architectural Design. 79.5. 2009. p. 6-11.
Describes how architecture can position itself in regard to the future. In addressing the current state of economic downturn, environmental catastrophe, increased levels of crime, Clear argues that archiwwtecture has an opportunity to reposition and re-calibrate who and what architecture is actually for.
Corner, James. “Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes.” Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural, 1999.
Easterling, Keller. Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2005.
Analysis of what Easterling calls ‘spatial products,’ that exist outside the realm of normal jurisdictions are defined as commercial products that index the world such as retail, resorts, and malls. These ‘spatial products’ inform the organizations of our built environments.
Easterling, Keller. “Some Short Stories.” The Real Perspecta 42. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2010.
Davis, Mike. Dead Cities: a Natural History. New York, NY: New, 2002.
Davis takes on a apocalyptic view on america. He argues that the social and environmental chaos of our post-modern urbanscapes has been shaped by the creative energies of its catastrophes.
Furjan, Helene. “Eco-Logics.” Softspace : From a Representation of Form to a Simulation of Space. ed. Sean Lally and Jessica Young, 115-24. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2006.
Galison, Peter. “War Against the Center.” The Architecture of Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1999.
Gissen, David. Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments : Atmospheres, Matter, Life. New York: Princeton Architectural, 2009.
Elements of smoke, exhaust, dust, the heat of crowds, and mud Gissen argues are ‘subnature’ elements that have been overlooked in the discussion of what is termed as natural architecture.
Infranet lab/lateral office, Coupling: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism
Jameson, Frederic. The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. London [u.a.: Verso, 1993. p. 6
Discussions of postmodernism. Jameson brings to the subject an immense range of reference both to artworks and to theoretical discussions; a strong hypothesis linking cultural changes to changes in the place of culture within the whole structure of life produced by a new phase of economic history.
Kwinter, Sanford. “Soft Systems,” in Culture Lab 1. ed. Brian Boigon. New York: Princeton Architecture Press, 1993.
Morris, William, and James Redmond. News from Nowhere; Or, An Epoch of Rest: Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance;. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1970.
Addresses the “nowhere” as seen in the 19th century, an historical example and precedent. It gives a definition/description of a new society, utopia, that is based on this, in addition he describes the architectural+spatial conditions of the new society.
Ponte, Alessandra. “Desert Testing.” The Architecture of Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1999.
Within architecture, testing has been a method of experiment, of exploration, of representation. Ponte unitizes the site of the desert, to provides an example of what experimental means in terms of science and art.
Solà-Morales, Ignasi. “Terrain Vague.” Anyplace. Ed. Cynthia Davidson. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995. 118-23
Wigley, Mark. “The Architecture of Atmosphere.” Daidalos 68, 1998; 18-27.