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Log 37: cataLog
Log 37: cataLog (Spring/Summer 2016) takes readers inside “The Architectural Imagination,” the exhibition curated by Log editor Cynthia Davidson and architect Mónica Ponce de León for the United States Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. This special 240-page color issue of Log features 12 new speculative projects designed for four sites in Detroit by visionary American architectural teams. The cataLog also presents writing by the curators, an interview with Detroit planning director Maurice Cox, and essays exploring Detroit’s past and present, as well as the role of imagination in architecture, by critics, theorists, and historians.
 
Log 36
Guest edited by architect Greg Lynn, Log 36: ROBOLOG explores the challenges and potentials posed to architecture by the rapidly accelerating field of robotics. Tossing aside the usual fabrication-focused discourse around robots, the 23 contributors to ROBOLOG investigate topics ranging from hyperrealistic robotic drag queens to machine vision to buildings that move. In addition to a collection of thought-provoking essays, this issue includes conversations with Elizabeth Diller, Nicholas de Monchaux and Ken Goldberg, and Chuck Hoberman. Rather than providing easy answers or touting cutting-edge technologies, ROBOLOG offers provocations to both architects and theorists. Robotic sensors, actuators, and networks have fundamentally transformed the world around us. What will architecture choose to do with them?
 
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Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon to Curate the U.S. Pavilion Exhibition in the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice
The U.S. Department of State has selected The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan to organize the exhibition of the United States Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich, The United States Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, 1930.
 
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In Pursuit of Architecture Videos
To mark its 10th anniversary and 29th issue, Log presented "In Pursuit of Architecture," a conference at MoMA on September 21, 2013 that featured recent built work selected from an open, international call for submissions.

Join the discussion. Click through to watch videos of the presentations by the 10 architects and see them all join in roundtable discussions on the state of architecture with four critics. And be sure to purchase your copy of Log 29.
 
A Question of Qualities
Jeffrey Kipnis's writing, thinking, and teaching casts architecture as both an intellectual discourse and a lived, affective experience. His essays on contemporary architects are less about making critical judgments than about explication, exegesis, and provocation. In these eleven essays, written between 1990 and 2008, he considers projects, concepts, and buildings by some of the most recognized architects working today, with special attention to the productions of affect. He explores intuition in the work of Morphosis, exhilaration in Coop Himmelb(l)au, freedom in the work of Rem Koolhaas and OMA, magic in Steven Holls buildings, and anxiety in Rafael Moneos writing about contemporary architecture.