After two successive thematic issues, Log 38 (Fall 2016) returns to its classic open form, bringing together myriad perspectives from architecture’s center and periphery. Cynthia Davidson’s expansive interview with New York architect Harry Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, illuminates Cobb’s 60-plus years in practice, as well as the history of modernism in America. Eve Blau explores the contexts that drove the 1968 Learning from Las Vegas studio at Yale, and Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria Shéhérazade Giudici reevaluate the roots of modern domestic space. Log 38 also features critical perspectives on the current moment in architecture, with reviews of OMA’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi, reflections on this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, and reactions to Brexit from architects and educators affected by the vote, and even an imaginative look at the work of Sam Jacob Studio from 20 years in the future.
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria Shéhérazade Giudici, Familiar Horror: Toward a Critique of Domestic Space
Brendan Bashin-Sullivan, Cold Case
Eve Blau, This Work Is Going Somewhere: Pedagogy and Politics at Yale in the Late 1960s
Cynthia Davidson, On the Record with Harry Cobb
Marco De Michelis, Reporting from Architecture
Manfredo di Robilant, The Stubbornness of Yona Friedman
Amelia Hazinski, Made It Real: Sam Jacob Studio in Retrospect
Andrew Holder, On Sufficient Density
Thomas Kelley, Lincoln Log Cabin
Léa-Catherine Szacka, La Strategia della Maschera: OMA In Venice
PLUS: Post-Brexit reactions from Shumi Bose, Mario Carpo, Odile Decq, Patrik Schumacher, Jack Self, and James Taylor-Foster
And observations on sounds, urban data centers, Drake, and invisible architecture, and more . . .