Issue #9 New Knowledge – New Practices?

November 24, 2011

In pre-modern epochs, renewal of practice was always initiated by looking backwards, as a return to the fundamentals. The cult of the new/young first came with modernity. Are young offices still obsessed with the ideas of idols, former employers and teachers? Or are young practices in architecture today considered to be especially innovative? Are they generating new knowledge or just recycling winning formulas? If truly innovative new practices still exist, from what fields of knowledge do they get their input?

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Contents

THE PERFECT ARCHITECT
Interview with Dominique Unathi Xenos

INTERVIEW WINY MAAS, MVRDV
OSLO 27TH OF MAY 2011

HAVE EGO, WILL STRUGGLE
by Antti Nousjoki

MONEY

THE SPECIAL GENERALIST
Interview with Kristian Kreiner

THE ARCHITECT AS DEVELOPER
Interview with Bjørnar Johnsen

TOOLS

POWERTOOLS
Interview with Erik L. Olsen / Transsolar

CONSTRUCTLAB / EXYZT

IS EXTERNAL THERMAL INSULATION GOING TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
by Phillipe Rahm

NEW TECHNOLOGIES / EMERGING FIRMS
Interviews with Marco Vanucci, Marco Verde and Manuel Aust by Scully Beaver-Lynch

PRESCIENCE
by Mitchell Joachim

NEEDS

HYPERCONNECTIONS
Interview with Daniel Dendra

ABOUT U-TT
by Urban Think Tank

NOTES FROM TOHOKU, JAPAN
by Sören Grünert

APEX: RETRACING THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS
by Ole J Bryn

 

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