Monstrosity is made manifest in various ways across the discipline of Architecture. This is the third and final installment of a joint editorial project on the topic of Monstrosity in architecture and design. We pick up where the last installment ended describing several types of Monstrous Architectures; previously we had discussed the Hopeful Monster and now we continue with Frankesteins, Imposters and Aliens.
"A Monstrous Architecture," is a serialized collaboration between Ryan Ludwig (previous contributor to Animal Architecture and Assistant Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University) and Ned Dodington. In 2011-2012 Ryan and Ned had collaborated on a series of posts title Architecture in the Darwinian Arena.
The influence of bio-politics has reached a level of saturation in architecture and architectural practice. No longer are architects primarily concerned with simply constructing beautiful and functional structures but are increasingly obsessed with the role and position of life and living system in their projects.
This week continues the discussion between N. Dodington and R. Ludwig on the role of biology in Architecture. For background information and for previous discussions please visit the Darwinian Arena under "Posts."
One need only step into any meadow or marsh to recognize the capacity of nature to produce an incredible diversity of productive form(s). Although much of our understanding of the living world has changed...
A page from Darwin’s Notebook B showing his sketch of the tree of life. Courtesy of the Complete Works…
This post marks the beginning of an experimental series of entries on Animal Architecture titled “Architecture in the Darwinian Arena.” One of the major missions of Animal Architecture is to instigate and provoke large-frame discussion about the role of biology in design /Architecture