Some absurd comments on the absurd contemporary architectural language justifying David Adjaye's MEMO project.
Foucault concisely explains the history of space, architecture, and power, and brilliantly deals with architecture's misguided anxieties about society and the power of architects.
Jürgen Habermas breaks down the problems of Modernism's preshistory in an evaluation of Post-Modernism's dubious break, ultimately working toward a typology of postmodern movements based on their political agendas.
Some quotes from the Manhattan Transcripts mark the 34th day of the endless Michael Hays anthology project. Check out these blurbs and images.
Massimo Cacciari presents: The irreconcilable struggle between Heidegger's "Dwelling" and the modern era, and tells us (kinda) why it's such a problem for contemporary architecture.
José Quetglas provides a fascinating and hilarious reading of Mies's iconic Barcelona Pavilion as an irrevocably isolated architectural object, and tells more about Post-Structuralist context than a casual reading my suspect.
An excerpt from Frank Gehry about his house, his interest in fragmentation and materials, and a few notes on the implications for architectural making from this blurb.
Leon Krier laments the rejection of his neo-traditionalist project for the School at St Quentin-en-Yvelines and the shabby state of architectural production.
Culot and Krier present this vision of the postmodern city saved from the ravages of modern industrial capitalism and the cynical architectural exploitation of the Post-Modernists by a return to traditional culture and traditional architectural production.
Alan Colquhoun deploys semiotics and historical mythification to craft an exegesis of Michael Graves's work as both profoundly modern and seriously postmodern.