The Style of Substance: Architecture for a Post-Material Culture explores the possibilities of an architecture of substance in a world where the furnishings, controls, and tools of living and work spaces are on a trajectory to become unspecialized, to shrink, and even to dematerialize.
Consider how buildings have evolved their language and grammar almost biologically, and which attributes have become global truths. The purpose of this book is to encourage designers to reflect on the reasoning behind certain elements of pre-modern buildings, and to advocate for the poetic benefits of using these same principles in an era that is quickly losing connection with material substance.
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