DAMDI: Mobile Architecture

Thurlow Small essay GOING MOBILE and projects included in DAMDI publication on mobile architecture.

Introductory paragraph:

“Cultural and technological shifts of the last century made it tough to be an architect. Construction methods required greater expertise, clients demanded high levels of customization, and sites became politically and legally complex. As design became less of a process of creation and more a management of pressures, architects looked for experimental sidebars, relief that returned invention, and they found it by performing one simple act: removing the building from its foundation. This clear gesture had an unexpected and significant impact on how buildings are created because it changed a one-off, service-based design and construction process to a mass-produced, industrially designed and manufactured one process whose product was not beholden to its environment but instead created one. As the building began to stir, so did the architect….”

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