Elegance in the Age of DigitalTechnique (Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle).
Lightness and Fluidity: Remarks Concerning the Aesthetics of Elegance (David Goldblatt).
Material Elegance (Manuel DeLanda).
Frozen Void: The Elegant Affect of the Evolved Object (Kivi Sotamaa).
Arguing for Elegance (Patrik Schumacher).
Surface Continuity: An Elegant Integration (Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle).
Everything is Curved: The Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos).
Elegance, Attenuation, Geometry: Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Preston Scott Cohen).
Beyond the Structural Skin Zaha Hadid Architects: Marsa Dubai Residential Tower (Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle).
The Economies of Elegance Migrating Coastlines: Residential Tower, Dubai (Ali Rahim and Hina Jamelle).
Performing Elegance (Hani Rashid).
Deus Ex Machina: From Semiology to the Elegance of Aesthetics (Mark Foster Gage).
(K)not a Loop (Meejin Yoon).
Notes on Designing Surficial Elegance (Benjamin H Bratton and Hernan Diaz Alonso).
Fabricating Elegance: Digital Architecture’s Coming of Age (Joseph Rosa).
Epic Proportions of Gilgamesh (Howard Watson).
Weiss/Manfredi Architects (Jayne Merkel).
Orchard Building, Bedales School (Jeremy Melvin).
New River Village (Bruce Stewart).
McLean’s Nuggets (Will McLean).
Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (Sean Stanwick).
Ali Rahim is an architect, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, visiting professor at Harvard University, and the 2007 Louis I Khan Visiting Professor at Yale. He is the co-director at Contemporary Architecture Practice, New York (www.c-a-p.net), which has established an award-winning profile in futuristic work using digital design and production techniques. Books include Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (Taylor & Francis, 2005), Contemporary Techniques in Architecture (Wiley-Academy, 2002) and AD Contemporary Processes in Architecture (Wiley-Academy, 2000). Contemporary Architecture Practice’s projects have been published extensively in the international press including Der Spiegel, the New York Times and the Independent in London. Its work has also been selected in 10x10_2 (Phaidon Press, 2005), and for Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2004 as one of 11 architectural practices worldwide ‘building the future of architecture’.