Project CONDENCITY: Uncovering urbanisms evolutionary potential

This third and final part of the series zooms in on a selected area of Sandridge, using it as a testbed for speculations on what the architectural and urban outcomes could be as a result of the Condencity masterplan framework. I say ‘could’ as…

Project CONDENCITY: Uncovering urbanisms evolutionary potential

Part I of this series makes the case for the importance of our cities evolutionary capacity and introduces the concept of condensity, which you can read here. Part II looks at how condensity might be achieved through a somewhat unconventional master planning framework. This…

Project CONDENCITY: Uncovering urbanisms evolutionary potential

CONDENCITY is a three-part series investigating the capitalist city through an evolutionary lens, identifying the dominant forces that shape their development and revealing their fragilizing properties. In an attempt to begin to address the embedded issues, I argue for an antifragile approach to urban…

Soviet art and architecture as a vehicle for social change in the 1920s and 30s

This essay focuses on the tumultuous period of the 1920s and 30s in the Soviet Union. Competing architectural and urban movements emerged proceeding the communist revolution of 1918 as a direct result of the dramatic…

My thinking, reading, and listening of late has led me to this curious question which appears to be at the bottom of discerning humans’ relationship to the world and our continued existence. Of course, consciousness is a somewhat enigmatic phenomenon, with many working definitions and so I should be more…

I am making a series of tutorials about how to work with and create Revit Families. This series came out of the desire to help colleagues extend their software skills into the less familiar areas of Revit and Rhino. Naturally I could have shared these videos on our internal server, but it was just as easy, if not easier to put them on YouTube, and it also meant that I could share them with people beyond my firm. Below is the first video in this series. If you use Revit and want to learn more about Families, you may find it helpful. Enjoy!

Benjamin Strong

Architecture, Urbanism, Technology & Philosophy

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