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At 7 World Trade Center in New York: “Architectural Leaders Join Frank Gehry to Form Strategic Alliance Dedicated to Transforming the Building Industry Through Technology”. The Board of Advisors of GT includes David Childs, Massimo Colomban, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn, Laurie Olin, Wolf Prix, David Rockwell, Moshe Safdie, Matthias Schuler, Patrik Schumaker, Ben Van Berkel and Richard Saul Wurman. At this innaugural meeting the advisors discussed topics including: demonstrations of new GT technologies and initiatives; the future of design; and the role of technology in design. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Monographs Neil Leach, Camouflage , Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006 Neil Leach, Forget Heidegger , Bucharest: Paideia, 2006 Neil Leach, China , Hong Kong: Map Books, 2004 Neil Leach, Millennium Culture , London: Ellipsis, 1999 Neil Leach, The Anaesthetics of Architecture, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999, 101 pp.
Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects and evangelist for Parametricism has released volume one of his magnum opus. Steve Parnell gets stuck in The Autopoiesis of Architecture, by Patrik Schumacher. John Wiley & Sons, volume 1, Dec 2010, £29.99 In the deliberately provocative piece that Patrik Schumacher wrote for the AJ last year, ‘Let the style wars begin’ (AJ 06.05.10) , he declared war.
About a year ago Patrik Schumacher's 'Autopoiesis of Architecture' was released. I read it and reviewed it for Icon here . What I also started doing was writing a detailed review, with the rationale that a work so ambitious needed at least to be given a proper look. The problem is, however, that I never managed to finish the bloody thing, being a) just a mere mortal, not a Herculean near-god like Patrik, and b) really bloody busy.