Well, architecture is no longer about imparting form,” he responded apologetically. “Our practice today embraces and even aspires to formlessness. We are not interested in control – in building architectural objects that coincide with our desires and artistic ambition. Rather, we seek technological invention; we explore ways for architectural media to channel and support the spontaneous, complex and unpredictable creativity of all manner of human and non-human assemblages.”
The architect paused, wondering if he had responded to Cass’s question at all. “We have no use for models,” he continued, “because we are not interested in frozen form. Our buildings – whether biosynthetic, digital, or a combination thereof – grow and change over time.
Bottled History by Commoner
“Ray Gascoigne has spent a lifetime at sea as a shipwright and sea merchant. His memories and love for ships are made physical through miniatures he constructs with extreme care within old whisky bottles. Over the past 60 years he has built hundreds of replicas of ships from the past and present of maritime legend. Many were built at sea, in the lonely cabin hours of night, and Ray (now 85) continues his craft on land today” (watch video).