Not Even Past: Architectural Agents

By Jacob Doss
Not Even Past

Wharton_ArchitecturalAre buildings alive? Of course, the answer is no, in the technical sense. That question, however, raises another: are buildings agents? In other words, are they active, do they affect and animate the world within which they exist, or are they simply passive structures to be used however their owners might desire? Annabel Wharton’s answer to this question is “yes.” Buildings behave in ways that shape the landscape, constrict movement, and communicate knowledge.

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