John Jourden is an (a)rchitect and pathological thinker living in New York.
"It's still not entirely clear what it meant for the history of architecture," Paul Goldberger reflected in a New York Times article in 1996 on the implications of The New York Five. It's still not entirely clear but one thing is for certain the "Five" still cast along shadow. The Five, Peter ...
Archinect [Excerpts] - Log 16: An Interview with OM Ungers, Thu, Jul 16 '09
In September 2004, the architect Rem Koolhaas, a student of Oswald Mathias Ungers (at Cornell) and later colleague, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, a curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, went to Cologne for the first of what was to be a series of conversations with the “rationalist” German ...
Apparatus of Capture - Architecture in Israel-Palestine, 60 Years On, Tue, May 27 '08
Arab architecture has a precious lesson for us. You appreciate it on foot, walking. Only on foot, in movement, can you see the developing articulation of the architecture. It's the opposite principle to that of Baroque architecture, which is conceived on paper, from a theoretical standpoint. I ...
Reading for CNY 3, PART II, Thu, Feb 14 '08
Reading for CNY 3, PART I, Thu, Feb 14 '08
The Shortest Distance for Romania, Mon, Feb 4 '08
In the article below, pointed out by John Jourden, published in October 2007 in Revista 22, the Lecturer, Doctor in Philosophy and blogger Catalin Avramescu presents an interesting view on what urbanism reveals about a society.
Delirious Moscow , Wed, Oct 3 '07
Featured Discussion: Verb, Mon, Jul 9 '07
UbuWeb Vu: Kenneth Goldsmith , Tue, Jun 26 '07
Artist, critic, poet, writer, and Web provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith is one of those rare individuals who create their own gravity. The breadth of interests and activities that have characterized his twenty-three year career alone is enough to command respect, but perhaps chief among Goldsmith's ...
Martha Schwartz: Landscapes of Awareness, Tue, Mar 20 '07
Reading for the CNY II, Part 2, Thu, Feb 15 '07
Reading for the CNY II, Part 1, Thu, Feb 15 '07
UpStarts: Plasma Studio , Mon, Jan 22 '07
The one thing you will not find in school—or even on Architecture Registration Exams—is a course on how to get work, yet it is one of the most basic needs of any design practice. In fact, if you don't have an equal ability to experiment in getting work as you do in doing work you would be ...
Eight is Enough, Wed, Jan 17 '07
Destination: Desert America Void, Wed, Nov 29 '06
UpStarts: MAD office, Wed, Nov 15 '06
The one thing you will not find in school--or even on Architecture Registration Exams--is a course on how to get work, yet it is one of the most basic needs of any design practice. In fact, if you don't have an equal ability to experiment in getting work as you do in doing work you would be ...
Michael SorkinSmells the Sulphur of Megacities, Mon, Nov 6 '06
Utopian Modernism in London : A Series of Drifts... , Mon, Jun 26 '06
London, as a centre of industry and a magnet for heritage tourists, as a vast metropolis and an obscurantist suburban sprawl, has always been about contradictions. To understand Modernism in London one has to consider a series of antagonisms. The conflict between Empiricism and Formalism as ...
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Charles Jencks: Being Iconic, Sun, Dec 11 '05
Charles Jencks is an author, architect, historian, critic, and occasional soothsayer . He is synonymous with the concept of the Postmodern in architecture, as he was the first to extend those ideas into architectural discourse with his book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture . His numerous ...
Redefining Educationin the 21st Century, Fri, Apr 15 '05
Ben Nicholson's Faith Based Initiative, Tue, Mar 1 '05
Reading for the CNY, Tue, Feb 8 '05
Double Dutch: Aaron Betsky, Tue, Oct 19 '04
Aaron Betsky, 46, is the director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, and one of the most important critics and proponents of architectural discourse today. His experience as an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design have ...
Double Dutch: Nathalie de Vries, Tue, Oct 19 '04
The Dutch Architecture firm MVRDV (an acronym for Maas + van Rijs + de Vries) is the archetypal representative of the radical break from a traditional architectural discourse. By incorporating systematic research (Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdatascapes') in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and landscape ...
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