HDM 35: Architecture's Core


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HDM 35: Architecture's Core

Exploration of disciplinary cores is the work of this and next two issues of the magazine, covering landscape architecture and urbanism respectively. In contrast to architecture and landscape architecture, however, urbanism is a synthetic field, subsuming not only the discipline of planning and the practice of urban design but also concepts of the relationship between them. These three issues will help, we believe, instigate new disciplinary methods and domains of investigation. Architecture’s Core? seeks to unfold a range of practices significant in the creation of contemporary architecture.

-excerpt from the Introduction by Mohsen Mostafavi

Features  |  Conjectures  |  Books  |  Afterword  |  Order

Mohsen Mostafavi
Matters of Discipline (pdf)

P. Scott Cohen
The Hidden Core of Architecture

James Ackerman
My Passage to India: A Jain Temple and the Fate of Narrative in Sacred Architecture

Penelope Dean
No Strings Attached

Aric Chen
Thinking Small in China

Rafaël Magrou
The Glories of the Architectural Section

Irénée Scalbert
Powers of Mind: James Stirling at the Clore Gallery

K. Michael Hays
Figure, Phenomenality, and Materiality in the Hinman Studio

Farshid Moussavi
30 St. Mary Axe (pdf)

Reinhold Martin
Is Digital Culture Secular?: On Books by Mario Carpo and Antoine Picon

Luis Fernández-Galiano
Full Circle: Two Recent Outstanding Works in Spain

Toyo Ito
Non-Integrated Integration: Kiyonori Kikutake’s 1964 Hotel Tokoen

Stan Allen
The New Cosmopolitans: Realigning the Global and the Local

Zeynep Çelik Alexander
The Core that Wasn’t

Robert Levit
Geometry(’s) Rules: Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum (pdf)

Mack Scogin
A Letter to Benedetta                                          

Jeffrey Lieber
The Poetics of Origins: Notes on Arendt and Kahn

Pier Vittorio Aureli
Redefining the Autonomy of Architecture: The Architectural Project and the Production of Subjectivity

Rafael Moneo
Siza, True to Siza: The Iberê Camargo Foundation

Wes Jones
Effable Eloquence: The Casa de Música

Anh-Linh Ngo
“Normal” at Last? New German Architecture Off the Therapist’s Couch

Andrew Payne
“Man is a Fatal Disease of the Animal”: Excerpts from Architecture Lacan Deleuze (Click here for a PDF of the unabridged version of Architecture Lacan Deleuze)

Ken Tadashi Oshima
Balancing the Cramped with the Communal: Recent Japanese Housing

Matthew Soules
Densely Urban, Expansively Rural: Canadian Architectural Character Now

Yvonne Farrell
Love Is a Strong Verb

Stefano Boeri
Urban Vitality through Inventive Public Places: New Projects in Italy

Issa Diabaté
Toward a Local Modernity in Africa: Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Center for Earth Architecture

Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Theory of the Excuse and the Erotics of Material Agency

Mario Carpo
The End of the Digital

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Peter Hewitt Christensen
Dispatches: Present-ing a School’s History in Objects (pdf)

Detlef Mertins: Modernity Unbound
Review by Daniela Fabricius

William S. Saunders
Architecture as Impact on Living, and A Word on Moving on from Editing HDM

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Petra Cĕferin
Making Room for Architecture in Slovenia

Jan Olav Jensen
A Balkanized Norwegian Profession, Yet Three Architectural Gems

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