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Table Of Contents And Prologue, Aaron Bolli, Eric Janes Jan 2017

Table Of Contents And Prologue, Aaron Bolli, Eric Janes

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Editorial board, table of contents, and a prologue from the editors


Material Operations And Craft, Pete Wenger Jan 2017

Material Operations And Craft, Pete Wenger

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Patkau Architects, over the past few years, has initiated and pursued a series of experimental projects. The results are broadly varied in appearance, but are nonetheless unified by an effort to discover formal and structural identities through playful work with materials. That work was recently collected and published under the title Material Operations,identifying the procedural continuity.


Landscapes Of The Long Now, Scott Geiger Jan 2017

Landscapes Of The Long Now, Scott Geiger

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For a dozen years Reed Hilderbrand has worked to create a public park on the Hudson River at Beacon, New York. This park includes a new kayak pavilion, which was designed, built, and occupied in eighteen months. The pavilion opened in 2012. It is briskly used in the summer seasons and there is a waiting list to rent a berth on its racks. Meanwhile, the landscape continues to mature. With the final site remediation project complete, the last part of the park’s design will kick off construction this spring. After two decades of effort, Long Dock Park will fulfill ...


Neo-Industrialism: A New Age Of Architectural Craft, Ramona Albert Jan 2017

Neo-Industrialism: A New Age Of Architectural Craft, Ramona Albert

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We live in a world where speed precedes everything we do. From our forms of socializing, to communication, to building buildings, we are constantly surrounded by the need for faster processes. The human brain has its limits, but machines enable us to think faster, do faster, and to create concepts that were impossible before. In architecture, we use digital technologies to facilitate imagination, to create new forms, and we then need the same technologies to build them.


Strange Tangents, Matt Hutchison Jan 2017

Strange Tangents, Matt Hutchison

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At a moment in time when designers, architects and makers have an unprecedented selection of high-precision machines, computational tools, and networks of information at their disposal, the term “craft” seems anachronistic and yet still somehow overused. Once synonymous with dexterous coordination between the hand and mind of the maker and grounded in the physical world, the term has been appropriated and misused for any number of pursuits. A reconsideration of “craft” is in order, as it is situated within contemporary design (and making) practices.


Craft In The Digital Era: Louis Sullivan, Digital Technology, And Designbuild Education, Keith Van De Riet Jan 2017

Craft In The Digital Era: Louis Sullivan, Digital Technology, And Designbuild Education, Keith Van De Riet

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Perhaps digital craft in architecture can be effectively calibrated through emulation of the masters. This is not to suggest we retrogress to periods of architectural style, but rather leverage relevant benchmarks within pedagogical models to establish standards of craft in digital design and fabrication. By adopting this preservation-oriented and Beaux- Arts style of learning, computational technologies can be vetted through the modeling and construction of architecture embedded with some of the most recognized achievements of human hand and mind.


Craft Surrogates, Jonathan Nesci Jan 2017

Craft Surrogates, Jonathan Nesci

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What “craft” means proves itself to be elusive and, at the same time, ubiquitous regarding the act of making. Through this written exercise I look inward and study where craft is found in my own work as well as observe how it applies to the work of my contemporaries. Although most think of a craftsperson as the individual who makes objects, my interests in fabrication span multiple materials and connection methods. Early in my journey I grew frustrated with limitations of my making skill sets. It took a few years to realize that making wasn’t my strength. Instead, I ...


Contributors, Aaron Bolli, Eric Janes Jan 2017

Contributors, Aaron Bolli, Eric Janes

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Biographical information on contributors to volume 39, and a list of benefactors and donors