Archinect - News 2014-12-20T15:55:27-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73944181/pure-hardcore-icons-manifesto-book-by-wai-think-tank Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Book by WAI Think Tank croixe 2013-05-28T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:14:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sx96q4h6zj07p7lg.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> WAI Architecture Think Tank upcoming publication <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture</strong> (August 2013) is featured on <a href="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture_.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artifice Books on Architecture</a> Autumn 2013 Catalog.</p> <p> The Catalog can be downloaded <a href="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture__files/ArtificeCatalogue_Autumn2013.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons</strong>&nbsp; summary:</p> <p> In the kingdom of architecture the shape reigns supreme. Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture&rsquo;s recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers.</p> <p> Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions. <em>Pure Hardcore Icons</em> is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture.</p> <p> <a href="http://waithinktank.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>, directed by authors <a href="http://cargocollective.com/garciafrankowski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia</a>,...</p>