Wooler, Kirk, ed. 20/20: Editorial Takes on Architectural Discourse.
Brings together editors from 20 leading contemporary architectural magazines to discuss collectively the role editors play in shaping architectural discourse. Each of the contributors has responded to a set of 20 questions on the multiple conditions under which particular ideas and words enter architectural discourse through publication. The resulting critical positions and observations are as diverse as the magazines from which they originate, and range from the oldest student-edited journal (Perspecta) to a research collective that at the time of writing was on the cusp of being launched ([bracket]). Also included are contributions from the editors of 306090, AA Files, Actar, An Architektur, Footprint, Grey Room, Harvard Design Magazine, Hunch, Interstices, Log, Manifold, Mark, New Geographies, OASE, Praxis, Scapes, UME and Volume.
The Biospheres installation, by Tomas Saraceno, is inspired by careful scientific studies of the formation of clouds, soap bubbles and the geometric principles behind spider webs. Several of the spheres contain plant-based ecosystems, while the largest of them invites spectators to step inside.
Trapped at home by the third big snowfall of the season,Eve Torrence (Randolph-Macon College) was inspired to create this “snowball” sculpture with folded paper plates and Elmer’s glue. Via.
According to Torrence, “It is constructed using methods described by Bradford Hansen-Smith in his book, Folding Circle Tetrahedra. It is composed entirely of triangles. Most of the triangles have been curled into an assortment of configurations. The 180 triangles are arranged in groups of three, forming curled sides of 60 triangle based pyramids, or tetrahedra. Conventional tetrahedra can be seen at the top and bottom of the sculpture. Groups of five tetrahedra with the same curl pattern are arranged so the bases form a pentagon.”
Split eames-style screen comparison of two classic Charles Eames directed film montages, produced 14 years apart. In comparing the key Eames image scenes of the manufacturing of products, between the classic mgm hollywood film - “the spirit of st. louis” in which charles filmed the plane assembly montage, and the 1970 eames office film - “fiberglass chairs”, we see the eames office love for process and materials, work and play. The mgm film is on the left, and fiberglass chair is the one on the right.