Log 16 features an interview with O.M. Ungers conducted in 2004, by Rem Koolhaas and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, almost exactly three years before Ungers's death. Part II of Alejandro Zaera-Polo's "The Politics of the Envelope," plus Pier Vittorio Aureli's "More and More About Less and Less" further expands the thematic of architecture's path through conflicting traditions and possible futures. Seminal critiques of significant recent projects include: Otavio Leonidio's "Another Void," a look at Alvaro Siza's Ibere Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Sean Weiss's analysis of the new Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre; and Susana Ventura's tour of a famous villa in France.
Pier Vittorio Aureli, More and More About Less and Less
Luis Fernandez-Galiano, Criticism and Crisis
Mark Foster Gage, In Defense of Design
William Kentridge, Drawing for Il Sole 24 Ore (World Walking)
Rem Koolhaas & Hans-Ulrich Obrist, An Interview with O.M. Ungers
Otavio Leonidio, Alvaro Siza Vieira: Another Void
Louis Martin, Against Architecture
Susana Ventura, Being Stuck: Between Reality and Fiction
Sean Weiss, The Empire's New Veil
Sarah Whiting, Super!
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, The Politics of the Envelope, Part II
PLUS: On Architectural Parallax . . . On SANAA's Newest Thing . . . On "Peekaboo" . . . On Revisiting "The Nelsons" . . .