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Essays

Spring 2016

“Palladio and Eisenman Redux: Outside-In,” Constructs (Yale University School of Architecture), Spring 2016: 18.

2014

“The Transformations of Giulio Romano: Palazzo Stati Maccarani,” Ugo Bazzotti, ed., Giulio Romano e l’arte del Cinquecento (Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini Editore), 57-81, and Figures 25-36.

2014

“Byoung Cho’s Between,” in Soon Chun Cho, Byoung Cho (London: Thames & Hudson), 14-19.

2013

“Inside Agents: Palladio and Eisenman,” Constructs (Yale University School of Architecture), Spring 2013: 17.

2013

“A/Partments,” republished in Mark Taylor, ed., Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources, Volume Two: Sensory Expectations (London: Bloomsbury Publishing), 26-37 (Editor’s introduction: xii-xiii).

2012

“As Setting, as Scene,” in David Leven and Stella Betts, eds., Lo Cal City (New York: Parsons The New School of Design), 32.

2008

“Transurbia,” Transforum 1, English and Korean text.

2007

“The Possibility of Another Culture” (together with the dialogue “Refinement in the Roughness, Casualness within Refinement: Mark Rakatansky + Cho Byoung-soo”), Space 473: 32-39, English and Korean text.

2004

"Envelope Please", in Bernard Tschumi and Irene Cheng eds., The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century (New York: Monacelli Press), 76.

2004

“Why Architecture is neither Here nor There”, in Stephen Cairns, ed., Drifting: Architecture and Migrancy (London: Routledge): 99-115.

Fall 2003

“The Bitterness and the Sweetness of Architecture,” Log 1: 27-32.

2002

“Tied Up with, That Fly with, That Melt into: John Coltrane’s Sample and Scratch,” Part I in >REDIRECT (Stuttgart: Künstlerhaus): 39-45, and (http://www.haussite.net/site.html), German and English text.

2001

“Räumliche Erzählungen,” retranslation and republication in Sturm der Ruhe. What is Architecture? (Vienna: Architekturzentrum Wien/Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet): 92-146 (German text), 82-126 (English text).

2000

“Speaking in Syllables,” Assemblage 41: 64.

1999

“Der alltägliche Politik der Gesten,” translation and republication of “The Everyday Politics of Gestures,” in Christian Meyer and Mathias Poledna, ed., Sharawadgi (Baden, Austria: Felsenvilla): 83-100 (German and English text).

1999

“Räumliche Erzählungen,” translation and republication of “Spatial Narratives” on the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart website (http://www.haussite.net/site.html), German and English text.

1999

“Subject: Greg Lynn,” Assemblage 38: 22-27.

1998

“A/Partments,” Assemblage 35: 48-61 (and cover).

1998

“Motivations of Animation,” ANY 23 (special issue: “Diagram Work: Data Mechanics for a Topological Age,” edited by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos): 50-57.

1997

“Identity and the Discourse of Politics in Contemporary Architecture,” republication in PARTS (Munich: Kunstverein München, Band 1 (Arkaden/Eingang)): 20-23.

Spring 1996

“Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt, 1945-1980: What Kahn Wants to Be,” ANY 14 (special issue: “Tectonics Unbound,” edited by Mitchell Schwarzer): 36-43.

Spring/Summer 1995

“The Everyday Politics of Gestures,” Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, vol. 22, no. 1 (special issue: “Picturing the City: Meditations on Public Space,” edited by Anthony Aziz): 11-19.

August 1995

“Identity and the Discourse of Politics in Contemporary Architecture,” Assemblage 27 (special issue: “The Politics of Contemporary Architectural Discourse”): 9-18, with additional remarks in “Assembly 1” (37-38) and “Assembly 2” (69-70).

September 1994

“Mark Rakatansky,” Space Design (special issue: “Ideas and Approaches to Architecture and the City”): 70-73.

April 1994

“Krzysztof Wodiczko: Disfiguring — Refiguring,” Assemblage 23: 18-27.

1993

“The Gestic Body of Architecture,” Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts (special issue: “The Body,” edited by Andrew Benjamin): 70-79.

1993

“Robin Evans,” Columbia Documents of Architecture and Theory 3: 175-182.

1992

“Spatial Narratives,” in Whiteman et al., ed., Strategies in Architectural Thinking (Cambridge: The Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism/The MIT Press): 198-221.

1992

“Spatial Narratives,” The Harvard Architecture Review 8 (New York: Rizzoli): 102-121.

December 1992

“Transformational Constructions (For example: Adult Day),” Assemblage 19 : 6-31.

April 1988

“Simulations of Criticism and Practice” (in the series “Art Criticism Today”), Art New England, vol. 9, no. 4: 10-11

Fall 1984

Book review of Lucy R. Lippard, Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory in Design Book Review 5: 63-64.

Design: LeClair Lucas