Organic Architecture

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Stan Allen by Nader Tehrani
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Stan Allen’s seminal essay, “Field Conditions,” written almost 15 years ago, still resonates among architects. He confers with Nader Tehrani on landscape urbanism as well as building and teaching “from a position of uncertainty.”

Landform Building by Terence Gower
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Terence Gower opens the gray flannel cover of Stan Allen and Marc McQuade’s Landform Building, an architectural manifesto that rethinks “organic” as “geologic.”

Alberto Kalach by Jose Castillo
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Urban planning and the Edenic garden, from Cicero to Borges; and universal knowledge and the public library, from Boulee to Kalach’s own soaring Vasconcelos Library.

William Katavolos by Deborah Gans
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William Katavolos’s career as an avant-gardist spans 60 years, culminating in his ongoing research into aquatecture, or liquid architecture. Colleague Deborah Gans places his vision within the trajectory of architectural history.

Judy Pfaff by Mimi Thompson
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In a time when science and art refuse to behave categorically, Judy Pfaff’s work moves even farther beyond, bending the rows that keep things in line.

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