TBK reading list
We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.
A City Is Not a Computer
This seems an obvious truth, but we need to say it loud and clear. Urban intelligence is more than information processing.
The Future That Is Now
A leading academic reviews architecture education in North America during the past two decades of rapid social and technological change.
Cloud and Field
On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?
On the mud flat of the Great Salt Lake, two landscape researchers follow Gregory Bateson and Bruno Munari in search of a mode of practice that “probes” but does not “prove.”
Within and Without Architecture
The imaginative possibilities of miniature things lie not in their being shrunken versions of a larger thing. The world of the miniature opens to reveal a secret life.
The Invention of Wessex
Rem Koolhaas, the Smithsons, Venturi and Scott Brown … and Thomas Hardy? The famed 19th-century author was also a radical architect.
Into the Uncanny Valley
It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.