This comprehensive catalogue of contemporary work examines the renewed investment in the relationship between representation, materiality, and architecture. It assembles a range of diverse voices across various institutions, practices, generations, and geographies, through specific case studies that collectively present a broader theoretical intention.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction and material premise

ByGail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith

part 1|32 pages


chapter |12 pages

Interview 1

ByGail Peter Borden, Wes Jones

chapter |11 pages

Interview 2

ByGail Peter Borden, Mark Lee

chapter |4 pages

Interview 3

ByMichael Meredith, Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

chapter |3 pages

Interview 4

ByMichael Meredith, Jan de Vylder

part 2|70 pages

Material representation and design

chapter 1|11 pages

Force to form

Operational logics of a material reality
ByEric Höweler, Meejin Yoon

chapter 2|9 pages

Why architects should want to give up control and predictability

ByBlair Satterfield, Marc Swackhamer

chapter 3|5 pages

The Tower of Twelve Stories

ByJimenez Lai

chapter 4|10 pages

Luminous Passage and o(H)

Our brief affair with EL Wire and my lasting love for Tempest
ByPredock Frane

chapter 5|5 pages

Ragged edges

The story of the quasicrystal
ByAranda Lasch

chapter 6|13 pages


Brooklyn, NY
ByFlorian Idenburg, Ted Baab, Kevin Lamyuktseung

chapter 7|15 pages


ByAmale Andraos

part 3|66 pages

Material representation and process

chapter 8|16 pages

Expanded Mechanisms

The signalization of material
ByAndrew Witt

chapter 9|10 pages

Design computation and material culture

ByAchim Menges

chapter 10|9 pages

Embodied computation

The changing relationship of physical form and geometry
ByAxel Kilian

chapter 11|10 pages

Post Rock

Material and Medium
ByMeredith Miller, Thom Moran

chapter 12|19 pages

Loss of control

Error, glitch, and imperfection in architecture
BySantiago R. Pérez

part 4|50 pages

Material representation and technique

chapter 13|8 pages

The Great Roe

BySam Jacob

chapter 14|11 pages

Postdigital materiality

ByEllie Abrons, Adam Fure

chapter 15|14 pages

Paranormal Panorama

ByAnna Neimark, Andrew Atwood

chapter 16|8 pages


ByWilliam O’Brien

chapter 17|7 pages

Outside the lines

part 5|64 pages

Material representation and perception/effect

chapter 18|12 pages

Built drawing

ByGail Peter Borden

chapter 19|13 pages

Houses of sufficient density

ByAndrew Holder

chapter 20|7 pages

Inverting Neutra

ByBryonyx Roberts

chapter 21|15 pages

Que viene el Coco

[Here comes the Boogeyman]
ByLluís Ortega

chapter 22|15 pages

Drawing big

ByNorman Kelley