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Issue 6:1

Histories

We find inflection points in the history of architecture, engineering, and construction when the invention or modification of technologies significantly shifted the trajectory of each discipline; we observe translations of technology from one field to another, and we see how technologies can facilitate new ways of understanding and analyzing the built environment.

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6.1
History’s Modus Operandi
A little history about histories. It isn’t until the eighteen-century German philosopher Georg W. F. Hegel that...
History’s Modus Operandi
6.1
Building the Historical Record
As new architectural research is conducted in universities, laboratories, and practices, and subsequently disseminated...
Building the Historical Record
6.1
Technologies and Stewardship of a Native American City
Archaeology’s legacy lies with the unfettered examination of past peoples and their built landscapes. Explorer/scholars,...
Technologies and Stewardship of a Native American City
6.1
Digital Technology and Architecture: Towards a Symmetrical Approach
Should we take technology as an external factor impacting design literally from the outside? For the past 50 years,...
Digital Technology and Architecture: Towards a Symmetrical Approach
6.1
Digital Techniques in Historic Preservation
The field of historic preservation constantly seeks new ways to document, assess, and interpret existing landmark...
Digital Techniques in Historic Preservation
6.1
Impact of Digital Technologies on Historic Preservation Research at Multiple Scales
The last decade has seen a relatively quiet revolution happening within historic preservation. The field experienced...
Impact of Digital Technologies on Historic Preservation Research at Multiple Scales
6.1
Standing or Sitting: The Water Pavilion at Carlo Scarpa’s Brion Memorial and its Restoration
It does not make sense to use the term “tomb” for the project built by Carlo Scarpa in San Vito di Altivole...
Standing or Sitting: The Water Pavilion at Carlo Scarpa’s Brion Memorial and its Restoration
6.1
Algorithmic Pathways and the Continuing Narratives of the Twentieth Century
“Histories” uncovers the diverse narratives in architecture technology, history, and culture, looking for unexpected...
Algorithmic Pathways and the Continuing Narratives of the Twentieth Century
6.1
Counterfactual Modeling in Historical Reconstruction: El Lissitzky’s Horizontal Skyscraper WB2
In this project, three drawings for a horizontal skyscraper by El Lissitzky are analyzed and reconstructed using...
Counterfactual Modeling in Historical Reconstruction: El Lissitzky’s Horizontal Skyscraper WB2
6.1
From Efficiency to Exhaustion: Computer-Aided Architecture at the Madrid Calculation Center (1968–1973)
This paper proposes the notion of exhaustion as an alternative paradigm to study postwar historiographies of computer-aided...
From Efficiency to Exhaustion: Computer-Aided Architecture at the Madrid Calculation Center (1968–1973)