NESS. On Architecture, Life, and Urban Culture, Issue 3
What’s an Object?
Florencia Rodriguez, Pablo Gerson
Edited by Florencia Rodriguez and Pablo Gerson
About the BookNESS.docs is Lots of Architecture’s monographic series. Each issue features one practice or subject for in-depth analysis: interviews, texts, and a variety of graphic pieces cooperate to unveil singular work that can globally inspire modes of thought about architecture and landscape.
In the Browser section, cultural player Agustin Schang interviews Matevž Čelik Vidmar, founder of the Future Architecture Platform; Berlin-based artist Sarah Entwistle shares personal musings in working with her grandfather’s archive; Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba talks about the lightness, transparency, and openness in her work; and New York-based design studio Stephen Burks Man Made takes us through its portfolio whilst visiting different artisanal cultures.
In The Dossier, where the issue takes its title, Timothy Morton talks about the present with Florencia Rodriguez, Martin Cobas rifles through Lina Bo Bardi’s cabinets, Isabella Moretti details the debates triggered by two models, Penelope Dean brings tables to the foreground, Ludovico Centis collects relics from his travels, curators from the Canadian Centre for Architecture reframe two archival objects. Also, we ask Jayne Kelley, Laura González Fierro, and the Estévez Ickx family to embody one building; the NESS editorial team redraws single projects.
Documents features architecture offices Productora (Mexico) and MOS (United States) in depth, providing full documentations, and critical analysis on a selection of projects; the NESS interview delves into the processes and interests of each practice.
With Contributions of:
Kebira Aglaou, Kumar Atre, Lily Baldwin, BCHO Architects, Carlos Bedoya, Stephen Burks, Luis Callejas, Ludovico Centis, Martin Cobas, Matevž Čelik Vidmar, Diego Arraigada Arquitectos, Penelope Dean, Sarah Entwistle, Ruth Estévez, Laura González Fierro, Bailey Hikawa, Wonne Ickx, Otto Ickx Estévez, Lina Ickx Estévez, Víctor Jaime, Carla Juaçaba, Jayne Kelley, Kéré Architecture, Manthey Kula, Malika Leiper, Gaspar Libedinsky, Megan Marin, Michael Meredith, Timothy Morton, Jeffrey S. Nesbit, Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Abel Perles, Hilary Sample, Agustin Schang, Saschka Unseld, SPBR Arquitetos, TAX / Alberto Kalach, Tolga Kemal Ünver .
Isabella Moretti, Renee Carmichael, Magdalena Tagliabue, Lisa Naudin, Santiago Bogani