Archive for June, 2013

Hannes Meyer: Co-op Architecture BERNARDINA BORRA n Meyer’s words, “Co-operation rules the world. The community rules the individual”.[4] He sincerely believed that co-operation was the most valuable alternative social structure, one founded not on the production of surplus value, but on the collective needs and desires of the mass society that produced it. His thought was […]


Taking Stock: Architecture 2013 Anthony Vidler June 2013 Excerpt from Log 28 To inquire as to the state of the discipline of architecture today could simply begin with a series of questions that seem on the surface to be immediate and relevant: the question of the digital and how to assess its role in design and fabrication; […]


Architecture is a technology that has not yet discovered its agency Elizabeth Diller June 2013 Excerpt from Log 28 ELIZABETH DILLER: I believe there is a fundamental problem in associating technology in architecture only with applied sciences. Architecture itself can be thought of in a broader definition as a technology that involves many inseparable, soft systems like cultural, […]


What is the state of architecture today? This was the question posed in 1960 by the critic Reyner Banham in a series of articles he published in the Architectural Review under the heading of “Stocktaking,” which examined what he perceived as a growing schism between tradition and technology in architecture. Just over 50 years later, Log 28:Stocktaking reprises Banham’s inquiries […]


“Of course nowadays the architect as a single genius is over. I think we have to learn how to communicate and work in a team. Therefore, I just rearranged the organization of our office along the idea of the football team, FC Barcelona. Barcelona plays a beautiful game, very clever and very intelligent—they always play […]


The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost every advance is billed as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things” grows ever longer. Not every emerging technology will alter the business or social landscape—but some truly do have the potential to disrupt the status quo, alter the way people […]


The McKinsey Global Institute recently released a report, that among other thing  the report suggests that we’re going to be seeing a lot of “automation of knowledge work,” with software doing things that used to require college graduates. Advanced robotics could further diminish employment in manufacturing, but it could also replace some medical professionals. Read […]


Which philosophy is dead? Analytic philosophy may be limited, shortsighted, and seeking to enslave the discipline to the hard sciences.  by, Santiago Zabala   It is dead, he thinks, because philosophy is passé. Hawking believes philosophy is like a guy who shows up at a cocktail party just after the guests have left. Why would one […]


Hawking contra Philosophy Christopher Norris presents a case for the defence. Stephen Hawking recently fluttered the academic dovecotes by writing in his new book The Grand Design – and repeating to an eager company of interviewers and journalists – that philosophy as practised nowadays is a waste of time and philosophers a waste of space. More precisely, he […]