Log 27 presents the vast realm of both critical and imaginative architectural thinking about the city today. With the urban as a broadly thematic undercurrent, this Spring 2013 issue interrogates current trends in the discourse, with theoretical readings of the form of the contemporary city, discussions of planning ranging from historical evaluation to speculative predictions and the purely hypothetical, critiques of the linear paradigm of capitalist urban development, as well as an in-depth look at Lebbeus Woods's Light Pavilion.
Marc Angélil & Cary Sireis, Cingapura: Cities in Circulation
Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Theology of Tabula Rasa: Walter Benjamin and Architecture in the Age of Precarity
Tom Daniell, “Nothing Serious"
Malak Helmy, The stupid matter, or, some thoughts that rhyme and don’t
Timothy Hyde, Piles, Puddles, and Other Architectural Irritants
Tom Kovac, 100YC [100-Year City]
Christoph a. Kumpusch, The First and the Last
Mark Morris, Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight Lines
Emmanuel Petit, Projects for the Post-Ironic City
François Roche, Le pari(s) de BKK
Julie Rose, Hong Kong’s Shifting Grounds
Peter Trummer, The City as an Object: Thoughts on the Form of the City
Mechtild Widrich, Spatial Implications of the Monument to Freedom and Unity in Leipzig
Lebbeus Woods, Light Pavilion
Hajime Yatsuka, Urban Project as Thought Experiment
PLUS: Models . . . SimCity . . . Hudson Yards . . . Micro-housing . . . Urban Orientation . . .