Writings.

Positioning Parametric Design: Interfacing Between Computation and Intuition
Positioning Parametric Design: Interfacing Between Computation and Intuition

What’s the deal with all the talk about parametrics in architecture? Parametric design, parametric modeling, Parametricism: it seems that the word now permeates contemporary architecture to such a degree that its actual significance is difficult to parse. This essay posits a more nuanced understanding of parametric design as an operative mode that balances computational design with more intuitive processes.


Interview with Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi
Interview with Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi

Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi—the architects who architects love to hate most—talk about their roots, their writing, their architecture, their politics, and their legacy.


Zion on the Prairie
Zion on the Prairie

A look at the visionary architecture of Yearning for Zion, the city in Eldorado, Texas constructed by the FLDS, a breakaway Mormon sect that practices the principle of plural marriage. It’s a complex story of migration, polygamy, alleged pedophilia, vast sums of money, and of course, great controversy. But perhaps more than anything, it’s a story of one of the most radical and compelling utopian experiments in recent American history.