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"The Transformations of Giulio Romano: Palazzo State Maccarani," The Aggregate website Volume 3 (the first chapter of The Transformations of Giulio Romano, extensively expanded from its initial publication in Giulio Romano e l'arte del Cinquecento).

Spring 2016

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


“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.


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


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


“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).


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


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


“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.


"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.


“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.


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


“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).


“Speaking in Syllables,” Assemblage 41: 64.


“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).


“Räumliche Erzählungen,” translation and republication of “Spatial Narratives” on the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart website (, German and English text.


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


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


“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.


“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.


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


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


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


“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.