Kersten Geers and Efrén Garcia Grinda, Design Critics in Architecture, will discuss the studio project Architecture Without Content.
Published by Bedford Press, Architecture Without Content is the first publication of five studio reports from workshops taught by Kersten Geers at Columbia University, Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, Graz University of Technology and EPFL Lausanne. Beginning as a study of ‘The Big Box’, a big industrial building that could contain many things, the Architecture Without Content studio develops the idea of a possible architecture of the perimeter, a pragmatic kind of architecture that remains radical and precise.
Architecture Without Content is architecture reduced to its very perimeter. Only the economy of the envelope determines the success of the building. Its radical frugality does not make it less critical. Economy of means is the weapon of choice to express its ideology. Architecture Without Content finds its roots in the Big Box. Architecture Without Content is too big to ignore.
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