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Room for Artifacts

Room for Artifacts

The Architecture of WOJR

By (author) William O'Brien


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  • The first monograph on the architecture of WOJR: Organization for Architecture
  • Richly illustrated, featuring much previously unpublished material
  • WOJR: Organization for Architecture is an emerging US design practice and has won various important awards
Full Description
Room for Artifacts contains a collection of sixteen architectural artifacts a mask, a church, a labyrinth, a dwelling, a bust, and a series of totems, among others designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture, based in Cambridge, MA. The work is presented three times throughout the book in conceptual drawings, architectural drawings, and images. Certain characteristics recur such as symmetry, frontality, figurality, proportionality, flatness and depth, outlining WOJR's preoccupation with fundamental aspects of architectural form that are rich in historical precedent. The new book carves a space for discourse around the role of architectural representation in a contemporary context. The featured work is evidence of WOJR's belief that every line drawn is simultaneously an opportunity to invoke aspects of ideologies embedded in lines drawn by architects of the past, as well as to express a progressive agenda of a forward-looking body of work.
About the Author

William O'Brien Jr. is Principal of WOJR in Cambridge, MA, and Co-Founder of the collaborative practice Collective-LOK. He also teaches as an Associate Professor at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

Park Books
22nd Aug 2016
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
250 mm x 150 mm
224 Pages
40 color, 111 b&w
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