Archinect - News 2014-09-30T11:56:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/63545280/five-tenets-of-a-new-kind-of-architecture Five tenets of a new kind of architecture Nam Henderson 2012-12-16T20:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-29T12:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5ttmrfidxbsci7s7.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So when people look at you know, at the ability to 3D print using a robotic arm, they're very, very curious about the possibility of in the future, printing full scale houses, so I think the media lab and specifically in the Media Matter Group, we don't focus only on efficiency translations. For that, I would open a practice in the commercial world, but that's not the function of this lab...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Neri Oxman founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT&rsquo;s Media Lab was <a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1212/09/nl.01.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently profiled in a 30-minute segment and interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta</a>. CNN also published a short essay in which Ms. Oxman begins to define a design credo suitable for the contemporary context, wherein the World-as-Machine is replaced by the World-as- Organism. The five components include;&nbsp; Growth over Assembly, Integration over Segregation, Heterogeneity over Homogeneity, Difference over Repetition and Material is the New Software.</p> <p> As Bruce Sterling noted elsewhere <a href="http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2012/12/architecture-fiction-neri-oxman/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"</a><a href="http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2012/12/architecture-fiction-neri-oxman/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looks like Prof Neri&rsquo;s working up a manifesto there."</a><br> &nbsp;</p>