Architecture is a material practice

"Materials make up our built environment, and their interaction with the dynamics of the environment they are embedded within results in specific conditions we live in.
Moreover, culture and the way materiality and materials are understood and instrumentalised mutually condition one another. Herein lies the great challenge for architecture as a material practice. Materiality and material performance is thus by no means a subordinate question of detailing, but, instead, one of key significance."

Michael Hendel and Defne Sunguro


Extracted from: Architectural Design Vol 78 No 2 March/April 2008: Versatility and Vicissitude Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design , Wiley Academy, London.

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