Patterns and Layers visual

Japanese visual culture has been characterised with the labels "depthless" and "superflat", suggesting a sensitivity to two-dimensional constructs such as shape and figure.  How might this sensibility translate to the spatial world of architecture?  Via an updated deployment of patterns ...Read More


There is a certain point in the evolution of an idea from the radical to the ubiquitous when it becomes intolerably banal. This point has been reached with "sustainability". I attended a symposium yesterday with the title "Sustainable Architectures" at the ...Read More