Journal of Commerce, Oct 29, 2015(Image: Nana Last onscreen during the Fluidity and Architecture plenary session October 29, 2015 at the AIBC Annual Conference. Photo by Jay Shaw)
The panel consisted of Lana Kaufman, Nana Last and Josh Zabel.
Last began (via Skype) by asking what is flowing in architecture; the space itself, the architecture, or what surrounds the architecture. Last said the term “fluidity” is commonly used in the media to describe some buildings, but is not used properly. Seamless connections between adjacent spaces and curvatures are being embraced by new projects and are gaining widespread attention.
“Fluidity is one of the defining aspects of 21st century architecture,” Last said, and it was pioneered in the 90s with the merging of computation and architecture. Read more…