Now that information technologies are fully embedded into the design studio, Instabilities and Potentialities explores our post-digital culture to better understand its impact on theoretical discourse and design processes in architecture. The role of digital technologies and its ever-increasing infusion of information into the design process entails three main shifts in the way we approach architecture: its movement from an abstracted mode of codification to the formation of its image, the emergence of the informed object as a statistical model rather than a fixed entity and the increasing porosity of the architectural discipline to other fields of knowledge. Instabilities and Potentialities aims to bridge theoretical and practical approaches in digital architecture.

chapter |9 pages


On the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture

part 1|75 pages


part 2|76 pages


chapter 7|14 pages

In Medias Res

Atmospheres and Hauntings

chapter 8|10 pages

In Pursuit of Novel Form

Super Light

chapter 9|10 pages


chapter 10|11 pages


Technology, Technique, Techné: Creation vs. Contingency in Computational Design

chapter 11|14 pages

Post-Digital as Design Authorship

In Informed Material Processes

part 3|58 pages


chapter 13|7 pages

Machines in Architecture

From Performance to Accident: A Modern Trope and Its Afterlife

chapter 14|7 pages

Design Outside of the Frame

A Role of Architects in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

chapter 15|11 pages


chapter 16|9 pages

Exercises in Style

A Transdisciplinary Discussion

chapter 18|12 pages

Dissimilar at First Sight

Structural Abstraction and the Promises of Isomorphism in 1960s Architectural Theory

part |18 pages