From classical sculpture to video game graphics, from Renaissance frescoes to Instagrammable buildings, Log 46 (Summer 2019) brings together architects, artists, and historians, both new and established voices, who examine the multiple forces that shape architectural discourse. In this open issue, David Gissen discusses new research on ancient civilizations; Viola Ago assesses compositional physics; more
Sharel Liu investigates how coliving spaces attempt to build community; Jimenez Lai explores architects’ relationships with irony and sincerity; Charles Waldheim revisits the avant-garde qualities of the airport jet bridge; and Mark Foster Gage and Michael Meredith spar over categories in architecture. Log 46 also features a number of pieces that rethink architectural surfaces: Ivi Diamantopoulou challenges architects to look up at the ceiling, Camilo José Vergara documents anonymous street art, Patrick Templeton reports on a drawing machine, and Adam Longenbach empowers misreadings of the US-Mexico border wall. This issue also includes fiction by David Heymann, an interview with OMA’s Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli by Andrés Ramirez, a look at the TWA Hotel by Cynthia Davidson, book reviews by Edward Eigen and Philip Ursprung, a letter from Bangkok by François Roche, a new appraisal of Dante and Bramante by Pier Paolo Tamburelli, and Thomas Daniell’s translation of Tadao Ando’s first essay.