Editorial 0—Between Cozy History & Homey Technics

Exploring further the contents of NESS 1, this editorial bravely questions architects and thinkers: discussing photography and its role in documenting architecture, reflecting on the aesthetics, or lack thereof, in contemporary representation, imagining the type as a vehicle for ideas, and exchanging views on curating in architecture.
Installation view of Stan Allen Architect, “The Balloon Frame Revisited,” Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers.

STAN ALLEN & JESUS VASALLO

An extract of a compelling conversation on photography and architecture.

“Power, Consumption, and Lies,” by New Order, Factory, 1983. Ph. Mariam Samur. For the conversation between Mimi Zeiger & Enrique Ramirez

MIMI ZEIGER & ENRIQUE RAMIREZ

A glimpse into their conversation on contemporary aesthetics.

Façade detail of Farallones Community Coffee Mill, 2004-2007. Courtesy of AGENdA, Ph. Federico Cairoli. Featured in the conversation between Emanuel Christ and Camilo Restrepo

EMANUEL CHRIST & CAMILO RESTREPO

A conversation circling around issues on the vernacular and typology.

Installation view of Vertical City at Sidney R. Yates Hall, Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017. Ph. Steve Hall, Hall Merrick Photographers. Featured in the conversation between Sharon Johnston and Florencia Rodriguez

SHARON JOHNSTON & FLORENCIA RODRIGUEZ

Uncomfortable afterthoughts on continuity, autonomy, and history.

Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis of LOT and objects of common interest at the installation Athlos for the Art Athina, 2017. Ph. Matthieu Salvaing

Eleni Petaloti & Leonidas Trampoukis are LOT and objects of common interest.

A shift from one scale to the other with subtle sophistication.