Archive for March, 2013

”Although the introduction of the machine to technology, to style and to architectural thinking are related, the latter is the most important. Before the machine could be massively adapted to construction or become a standard of beauty, the thinking of the designer had to undergo a fundamental change and the conceptual system of architecture had […]


“Brunelleschi managed to build the dome precisely because he could get rid of an old system and impose a new one. His legendary struggle against many personal and institutional foes is vividly recounted by his Florentine biographers, Manetti and Vasari. The decision-making process at all stages in the construction of the dome, which is well […]


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15Mar13

Walter Netsch and his Field Theory “a system based on Greek geometry that relied heavily on recursive calculation”, may be consider under “Parametricism”? Walter Netsch developed manual drafts of buildings that prefigured the type of complex designs that now populate the contemporary architectural landscape. For instance, Netsch’s design for the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet […]


Technological design is inherently political; consequently, the observed constraint on design choice is not some essence of technology but evidence of the hegemonic control of the design process by privileged actors. It is widely believed that technological society is condemned to authoritarian management, mindless work, and equally mindless consumption. Feenberg, Andrew. Transforming technology : a […]


Extraordinary gathering of industry leaders offers a glimpse into the future of architecture. Global issues like environmental degradation, population influx and socio-economic changes are challenging designers to consider their profession in new ways. Is higher education preparing the next generation of architects to meet the demands of the 21st century? How are technological, economic and cultural […]


Otro poquito de Ayn Rand y su Howard Roark The man who attemps to live for others is a dependent. He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves. The relationship produces nothing but mutual corruption. It is impossible in concept. The nearest approach to it in reality—the man who lives […]