Pamphlet Architecture #30

Pamphlet Architecture #30

I recently got the chance to review Pamphlet Architecture Coupling / Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism. From bringing a terminal lake back to life and using landfills as an open space connectors to actively anticipating the future of the Caspian Sea’s oil rig field and turning Canada’s northern regions into a more active destination, this work explores ways infrastructures can become soft multivalent systems instead of the hard systems we see today. This challenges the antiquated ideas of buildings simply being geometric formal objects. With the interconnected world, buildings themselves have become infrastructural to the larger systems. Keller Easterling states, “No longer simply what is hidden or beneath another urban structure, many infrastructures are the urban formula, the very parameters of global urbanism.”

Table of Contents following the break.

Table of Contents 4 Urbanism After Form Charles Waldheim 6 Formatting Contingency InfraNet / Lateral Office 10 Fresh Field Keller Easterling

14 Water Ecologies/Economics

24 Land Reservations

32 Re-Rigging

42 The Architectural Reconstruction of Geography David Gissen

46 Next North

56 Wiring Runways

66 Icelink 76 Afterword: Figuring It Out 79 Acknowledgements

Produced by: Infranet Lab /Lateral Office; Neeraj Bhatia / Maya Przybylski / Lola Sheppard / Mason White Text: Keller Easterling / David Gissen / Christopher Hight / Charles Waldheim Editor: Becca Casbon Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-1-56898-985-3

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Cite: Christopher Henry. "Pamphlet Architecture #30" 11 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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