I am currently thinking about the word lineage as it relates to architecture. This is not to be confused with history but rather how, across generations, we receive and reinterpret the language of architecture. How have we landed at roughly 10 building typologies and are these typologies relevant? Is there a possibility for new typologies to emerge based on a digitally immersed culture? Why do architectural schools largely embrace the antiquated methods of the Beaux-Arts? Why do International Style (Modernist) principles linger in a post-globalized world?
I am also interested in the ebb and flow between romantic and pragmatic architectural movements and their relationship to societal events. Is it possible to identify how our current design methodologies may be interpreted by future generations?
Based on recent explorations I have discovered a renewed interest in materiality. I believe this is relevant to our shared architectural zeitgeist. Where digital design has become commonplace and pushed formal limits, it now time to leave behind the white magical surfaces portrayed on monitors and embrace new fabrication technologies to push the conceived limits of material.