manifesto-architecture

Typeface Design: BOOQ, 2015.

BOOQ type specimen, BUT NOW SPACE WAS PART OF THE OBJECT¹, published by Zyxt and Booksfromthefuture, 2015. [Buy (Lulu)]
BOOQ Typeface available from request
Featured in The Multiple Lives of a Blank Book, published by Booksfromthefuture, 2015. As part of a submission and response to a Blank Book.

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Pop Plans: CAMESgibson Mixes Hard Realities and Playful Experiments

Architecture and design office CAMESgibson was founded in in Chicago in 2009 by Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames. The firm produces critical work that blends modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony, relishing the negotiation between the hard realities that can not be ignored and the ones that are exciting to imagine. Cames is one of fourteen young design offices that architect Jimenez Lai brought together for “Treatise: Why Write Alone?,” an exhibition and publication project mounted through the Graham Foundation considering the architectural treatise as a site for theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. Cames’ treatise, “A Performed Memoir,” contains his playfully absurd architectural drawings and writings explaining T.E. Cames. Cames is taking part in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial this October along with several other “Treatise” offices, including Bureau Spectacular, Design With Company, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Norman Kelley, and Point Supreme Architects. Their manifestos can be found online at shopgrahamfoundation.org.

Futurist architecture will be fundamentally short-lived and transitory. Our houses will last less time than we do. Every generation will have to make its own city anew. | Futurist architecture. Antonio Sant’Elia. Lacerba 2, № 15. August 1, 1914

A century since futurism: Antonio Sant’Elia and Mario Chiattone | here’s an extract  written by @ross wolfe…

“….One hundred years have passed since Antonio Sant’Elia and Mario Chiattone pioneered futurism in architecture. Marinetti exerted his trademark influence over the two, putting words to the towering industrial structures they envisioned. Though they bear the mark of their age, in many ways the vision they present is more futuristic than even the sleekest digital architecture of today. Sant’Elia’s manifesto of futurist architecture appears below, along with some drawings by him and Chiattone….” | read more on The Charnel-House Blog 

Image: Mario Chiattone’s visions , 1914