Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Deleuzian Architecture

...has to do with channelizing flows. Interesting piece in the Huffington Post today:

Instead of designing at the order of scale of rooms and middle scale structure, it is now descending into cellular grain of matter, flow of light, heat, vapor, friction, simulation of massive scale erosion and sedimentation or ice melting...


Actually, this has been going on for over a century. The really interesting new stuff is object-oriented, as I'm arguing in Hyperobjects, via some interesting conversations with David Gissen. Why is it ecological to push flows around? Once you realize you are living on a unit, a planet, there is no “away” and flow loses its appeal. Flow architecture is based on pre-ecological thinking, despite the spin put on it in that piece. 

Check out this building instead: an electrostatic structure by R&Sie for Bangkok, designed not to push dust somewhere else, but to attract it. I'm talking about it in Hyperobjects.  HT David Gissen.


“Descending into the cellular grain of matter” is called air conditioning. Ignoring medium sized objects other than humans, that is.

2 comments:

P.Madhu said...

Nature is so natural so nature has no nature as such!

Schizostroller said...

I am now wondering what Henry Miller would make of Patrik Scumacher. I don't think it would be good...