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Room for Artifacts - The Architecture of WOJR

Author/EditorWOJR: O'Brian, Jr. (Author)
Publisher: Park Books
ISBN: 9783038600275
Pub Date28/11/2017
BindingHardback
Pages240
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 150(w) * 15(d)
The first monograph on the architecture of WOJR: Organisation for Architecture, which is an emerging US design practice which has won various important awards.
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Room for Artifacts contains a collection of sixteen architectural artifacts a mask, a church, a labyrinth, a dwelling, a bust, and a series of totems, among others designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture, based in Cambridge, MA. The work is presented three times throughout the book in conceptual drawings, architectural drawings, and images. Certain characteristics recur such as symmetry, frontality, figurality, proportionality, flatness and depth, outlining WOJR's preoccupation with fundamental aspects of architectural form that are rich in historical precedent. The new book carves a space for discourse around the role of architectural representation in a contemporary context. The featured work is evidence of WOJR's belief that every line drawn is simultaneously an opportunity to invoke aspects of ideologies embedded in lines drawn by architects of the past, as well as to express a progressive agenda of a forward-looking body of work.

Room for Artifacts contains a collection of sixteen architectural artifacts a mask, a church, a labyrinth, a dwelling, a bust, and a series of totems, among others designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture, based in Cambridge, MA. The work is presented three times throughout the book in conceptual drawings, architectural drawings, and images. Certain characteristics recur such as symmetry, frontality, figurality, proportionality, flatness and depth, outlining WOJR's preoccupation with fundamental aspects of architectural form that are rich in historical precedent. The new book carves a space for discourse around the role of architectural representation in a contemporary context. The featured work is evidence of WOJR's belief that every line drawn is simultaneously an opportunity to invoke aspects of ideologies embedded in lines drawn by architects of the past, as well as to express a progressive agenda of a forward-looking body of work.

William O'Brien Jr. is Principal of WOJR in Cambridge, MA, and Co-Founder of the collaborative practice Collective-LOK. He also teaches as an Associate Professor at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

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