Now that information technologies are fully embedded into the design studio, Instabilities and Potentialities explores our post-digital culture to better understand its impact on theoretical discourse and design processes in architecture. The role of digital technologies and its ever-increasing infusion of information into the design process entails three main shifts in the way we approach architecture: its movement from an abstracted mode of codification to the formation of its image, the emergence of the informed object as a statistical model rather than a fixed entity and the increasing porosity of the architectural discipline to other fields of knowledge. Instabilities and Potentialities aims to bridge theoretical and practical approaches in digital architecture.

chapter |9 pages


On the Nature of Knowledge in Digital Architecture
ByChandler Ahrens, Aaron Sprecher

part 1|75 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Episodes in the Emergence of Imaging Practices

ByMark Linder

chapter 2|7 pages

Objective Perspective 1

ByDavid Freeland, Brennan Buck

chapter 3|16 pages


ByDana Cupkova

chapter 4|9 pages

The Line, the Drawing, and the Model

ByViola Ago

chapter 5|9 pages

Qualitative Spaces —> Spatial Operating Environments

ByJohn Carpenter

chapter 6|12 pages

Life Attracts Life

ByNicholas de Monchaux

part 2|76 pages


chapter 7|14 pages

In Medias Res

Atmospheres and Hauntings
ByMartin Bressani

chapter 8|10 pages

In Pursuit of Novel Form

Super Light
ByVolkan Alkanoglu

chapter 9|10 pages


ByThom Mayne

chapter 10|11 pages


Technology, Technique, Techné: Creation vs. Contingency in Computational Design
ByAlvin Huang

chapter 11|14 pages

Post-Digital as Design Authorship

In Informed Material Processes
ByPablo Lorenzo-Eiroa

chapter 12|13 pages

Mapping in the Age of Electronic Shadows

ByAlessandra Ponte

part 3|58 pages


chapter 13|7 pages

Machines in Architecture

From Performance to Accident: A Modern Trope and Its Afterlife
ByLaurent Stalder

chapter 14|7 pages

Design Outside of the Frame

A Role of Architects in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
BySatoru Sugihara

chapter 15|11 pages


ByGreg Lynn

chapter 16|9 pages

Exercises in Style

A Transdisciplinary Discussion
ByTom Shaked, Uri Dubin

chapter 17|6 pages

From an Autopoietic to a Sympoietic Architecture Discipline

ByJose Sanchez

chapter 18|12 pages

Dissimilar at First Sight

Structural Abstraction and the Promises of Isomorphism in 1960s Architectural Theory
ByTheodora Vardouli

part |18 pages


chapter 19|16 pages

Digital Fabrication, Between Disruption and Nostalgia

ByAntoine Picon