We want to move beyond thinking of architecture as an object.
Architecture is not separate from us–it is not something to be judged merely by its formal properties, its satisfaction of programmatic concerns or its performance in terms of technical parameters. We are not dismissing the importance of these factors but wish to enrich them, to understand and articulate how architecture can capture and express unseen layers of meaning and purpose.
We want to think of architecture as a verb, a mover, a shaper, an active agent in human flourishing. In order to appreciate the potential power of architecture we want to explore the experience of architecture, and the intimately related experience of making architecture. Turning our attention to experience requires that we listen to and consider knowledge from a full array of disciplines. Experience is multi-dimensional, multi-directional, irreducible.
Experience always supercedes, flows over any boundary that attempts to circumscribe it.
Alessandro Gattara He pursued his doctoral degree in architecture at the University of Parma working with the neuroscientist Vittorio Gallese, with whom he contributed to the book Mind in Architecture. He is the italian translator of Harry Mallgrave’s Architecture and Embodiment.
Sarah Robinson Practiced architecture in San Francisco for nearly 20 years, she currently lives and practices in Italy. She was the founding chair of Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and the author of Nesting: Body, Dwelling, Mind and Mind in Architecture: Neuroscience, Embodiment and the Future of Design with Juhani Pallasmaa.
Davide Ruzzon Architect, since 2016 with Lombardini22 has developed TUNED, a project focused on the application of Neurosciences to Architecture. He is the curator of TArch, and since 2017 Founder and Scientific Responsible of the NAAD Master at the IUAV of Venice.
Alessandro Gattara, Sarah Robinson, Davide Ruzzon | Baukultur: Nostalgia for the Future \ Letter from the editors
Werner Durth, Paul Sigel | Towards a high-quality Baukultur for Europe
Douglas MacLeod | The Architecture Hypothesis: Göbekli Tepe and the Origins of Civilization
Alberto Pérez-Gómez | A Lesson from the Origins Sarah Robinson | Universal Civilization and National Cultures: On Identity and Resistance
Michael A. Arbib | Baukultur and Subsidiarity in a Cybernetic Age
Alessandro Gattara | Der Stil. Reading and Rereading Semper today A Dialogue between Kenneth Frampton and Davide Ruzzon
Steven Holl | Daeyang Gallery and House Seoul, Korea
Rahul Mehrotra | Library at CEPT University Ahmedabad, India
Carla Escoda | Impromptus: Sasha Waltz flirts with Schubert
Jane Hirschfield| A Hand
Carlos Rueda | From the Culture of Building To Building Culture: Rogelio Salmona in the context of Baukultur
Wolfgang Pehnt | Not only together, but also against each other
Bob Condia | What Architects’ Do: Construct Culture
Natalia Olszewska | Life as the Meshwork: Review of Tim Ingold’s Making: Anthropology, Archeology, Art and Architecture
Francesco Di Gregorio | Architects are Made