How Buildings Learn
I’m reading Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn, which I’ll post more about after I finish, but in the meantime a friend found this BBC series that is a result of the research he did for the book. I love his framing of architecture and the engineered world: not as an art form, but as a humanist pursuit. His thesis is buildings are never still — from the moment we inhabit them we shape them, change them, and teach them. Sometimes this process is active, sometimes it is passive, but always it is occuring.