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Forum Newsletter – May 1995

IN THIS ISSUE: Jennifer Siegal and Todd Erlandson document the collage of pre-fabricated parts in a Mexican village off Highway 1. Grahame Shane critiques the Koolhaas show at MoMA as an essay on the problem of dispersion, the media, architecture and the metropolis. Peter Samarin explores the operations of a computer program as a new set of conventions for the creation of architectural form.

The process by which architectural forms are imagined generally involves deeply imbedded relationships between the mind, the hands and a repertoire of preferred tools that are highly resistant to reexamination. These relationships, more than anything else, define the parameters within […]

“Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing-machine and an umbrella on the dissecting-table” -Lautreamont The Rem Koolhaas show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York pointed to one of the key problematics of the post-Modern city, which […]

Often personal expression and invention will find their architectural place not in the world of economic affluence, bureaucracy and codes, but in Rudofsky’s world of architecture without architects. The beauty of Rudofskys’ observations lies in the natural evolution of built […]