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Author Foreign Office Architects.

Title Phylogenesis : foa's ark / Foreign Office Architects
Published Barcelona : Actar, [2003]


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Description 655 pages, 1 unnumbered folded leaf : illustrations (some color), plans ; 18 cm
regular print
Contents Phylogenesis: foa's ark / Alejandro Zaera-Polo / Farshid Moussavi -- Who's afraid of formalism? / Sanford Kwinter -- Local knowledge / Mark Wigley -- Same difference / Detlef Mertins -- Towards a non-standard mode of production / Patrick Beaice / Bermard Cache -- Deleuze and the use of the genetic algorithm in architecture / Manuel De Landa -- On the wild side / Jeffrey Kipnis -- Phylogenesis and the tree of life / Sandra Knapp
Summary This book has been structured as a reflection on the work that FOA has produced during its first ten years of practice. As an organisation grown from a primarily speculative and academic milieu, these first ten years have been spent in the development of an attitude and the construction of a technical arsenal for its implementation. This has been explored through a series of competitions, speculative commissions, and lately some real projects, some of them already completed, others still under construction
The outcome of these years is seen not just as a series of experiments, defined by the specific conditions of a project, but as a consistent reservoir of architectural species to be proliferated, mutated and evolved in the years to come. With the spirit of a scientific classification, the genesis of the projects is identified as the evolution of a series of "phylums", actualised - and simultaneously virtualised - in their application to the specific conditions where the projects take place. The book also includes a compilation of texts from several critics who analyse "external" topics that relate to different aspects of FOA's discourse
Notes "This book was published in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Arts on the occasion of the exhibition 'Foreign Office Architects: Breeding Architecture', London, 29 November 2003-29 February 2004"--Colophon
Includes text by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi
1 folded sheet at the back of the book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Moussavi, Farshid
Zaera, Alejandro.
Moussavi, Farshid, 1965-
Foreign Office Architects -- Catalogs.
Foreign Office Architects.
Cladistic analysis.
Architectural design.
Architectural practice.
Architectural design -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Designs and plans -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century -- Designs and plans -- Exhibitions.
Architectural firms -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Architectural firms.
Architecture -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Architectural drawings.
Author Zaera, Alejandro.
Moussavi, Farshid
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)
LC no. 00002595
ISBN 8495951479
Other Titles Foa's ark
Breeding architecture