d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble.
Here's the official announcement we've received from d3:
>assemble will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.
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d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design
editors, Gregory Marinic & Mary-Jo Schlachter
320 pages in full color
Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.
d3:dialog is an international journal of contemporary architecture, urbanism, interiors, and design. Providing an open platform for global exchange, the journal places particular emphasis on design-research as a formal, social, and technological investigation. d3:dialog is a hybrid publication series that combines the depth and format of a book, with the flexibility of a thematic journal. Published by New York-based d3, each issue explores a focused aspect of current architectural theory and production.
>assemble, the first volume of the d3:dialog series, offers an illustrated journey through current practices in avant-garde architecture and design. Casting its lens upon the relationship between information and production the journal asks:
How does an enhanced complicity between author and audience impact the design of urban spaces, architecture, interiors, and objects?
Compiling twenty-seven notable works gathered from around the world, >assemble opens a window onto the expanding forces that shape the contemporary built environment. By doing so, it proposes that framing an alternative perspective on architecture offers limitless unanticipated opportunities.
Gregory Marinic & Mary-Jo Schlachter
The cities and buildings where we live represent temporal manifestations of mass, space, time, and memory. With the advent of digital methodologies, these places may now be conceived more fluidly in terms of information. This shift from analog means to digital systems of conceptual design and material production has allowed a more profound interaction between designer and audience to develop. An inability to separate the real from the digital has emerged, whereby these methods have converged to form part of the same process.
How can the development of 21st century urban space and architecture be re-conceptualized, controlled, and created? How do such environments grow, transition, and transform over time? How has the integration of digital conceptualization tools with physical matter produced increasingly fluid architectural forms, flexible spaces, and transformative assemblies?
Over two decades of continuous investment in virtual methods has produced a sea-change in the way that we approach designing our built environment. This contemporary and interdisciplinary territory of architecture is at times vague and unclassifiable, assuming various blends, hybrids, fractures, and transformations. Since the most provocative virtual explorations must ultimately return to the material world to be relevant, the value of their abstraction is contingent upon an ability to be built. Thus, communicating, composing, drawing, assembling, and building remain inherent to the pursuit of architecture. As technologies continue to shift, it is time to revisit the most fundamental aspects of ‘making’ in architecture.
Mapping this new topography and its points of convergence, d3:dialog fixes its gaze upon the processes, strategies, and alliances of this new terrain, as well as their emerging forms, technologies, and creators. >assemble, the first volume of New York-based d3’s ‘dialog’ series, features twenty-seven works in architectural theory, speculative postulations, and built form that blur the boundary between the mapping and making of cities, buildings, interior spaces, and designed objects. By deconstructing and reconfiguring various ways of thinking and doing, the international range of architects and designers presented here collectively explore how such fusion occurs, and how conventional methods remain relevant in the 21st century.
005 meg jackson
018 gregory marinic / mary-jo schlachter
024 johan voordouw
Through Foucault’s Mirror
034 aeron hodges
044 gavin perin / linda matthews
Image Spaces of Formal Manipulation
060 alexis gregory / jonathon anderson
Educating “Architects” Within and Beyond the Digital World
074 michael mcclure / ursula emery mcclure
084 jorg sieweke
Father Rhine, Mother Elbe, and Old Man River
094 jordan geiger / virginia san fratello
Hyperculture: Earth as Interface
108 maggie kirk
Technology and the Decentralized Interface
114 philip rutten
Self-Organization and Emergence in Architecture
126 susannah hagan
Between a Rock and a Wired Place
140 bob trempe
How Would You Like to Live?
144 ming tang
Visualizing GIS Information
150 dimitris gourdoukis
166 pablo meninato
(dis)assembling: Duchamp and Architecture
180 meg jackson
190 yoshihara mckee architects
Folding: Between Art and Science
196 frank jacobus
The Thin Line Chair
204 meg jackson
218 rachel alliston
232 erik hemingway / allison warren
238 beate niemann
A New Experience of Inside and Outside
250 jimmie l. king
The Global Village
260 thomas pollman
266 gregory marinic
288 olga pantelidou
Reinventing Bank Access
299 natural reflection
new geographies. new topographies.
315 about d3
316 d3:dialog on-going call