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THE RENDER GHOSTS

By James Bridle

They are the spectral remains of humans, inserted, slightly awkwardly, into the projected space of architects and real estate marketing, the figures teleported from the past into the virtual, two dimensional space of the future, by-passing the present. James Bridle attempted to track these 'render ghosts' down, a journey which took him to the New Mexico desert and the heart of another potential future of nuclear annihilation. This powerful, brilliant essay explores the absence and strange presence of these figures and a trip into the fearsome alienation of the atomic desert. Read more

 

THE HANNOVER PRINCIPLES
 

By William McDonough

William McDonough's Hannover Principles have come to underpin contemporary design thinking on sustainability. Read more

THE CULMINATION OF SEPARATION

By Guy Debord

'In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles.' Read more

 

HOW TO KILL PEOPLE:
A PROBLEM OF DESIGN

By Hito Seyerl

From creative destruction to creative disruption, Hito Steyerl traces the ways in which violence is visited on communities in the digital age. Read more

 

MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE

By Laura Marcus

In her essay 'Music and Architecture', Laura Marcus  examines views on rhythm and wonders whether we should listen to a house or a street. Read more

 
 
 
 

TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THINGS
AN ARCHITECT SHOULD KNOW

By Michael Sorkin

Wise and witty, this list of things an architect should know ranges from the feel of cool marble under bare feet to the the golden ratio. Read more

 

NEW BABYLON

By Constant Nieuwenhuys

'To succeed in life is to create and re-create it incessantly. Man can only have a life worthy of himself if he himself creates.' Read more