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1026 N Heliotrope Dr, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
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Towards an apophenic architecture


or, architecture after the end of the world

Towards an apophenic architecture


or, architecture after the end of the world
Now that the world has ended, architecture is either irrelevant or our best coping mechanism.

Within a context marked by the confluence of ecological crises, globalization, and information superabundance, the relationship between architecture and site must be radically revisited. Traditional delimitations must be dissolved – or, rather, they have been dissolved and architecture must catch up. Any architectural object exceeds its spatial limits: germ clouds from its occupants are carried across the world; radiation plumes from its concrete are a geological force; the bed has become a site of labor, generating capital that circles the globe instantly; etc. Tracing out the form of these co-constituted modes of enmeshment is an impossible and necessary challenge. Apophenia, or the identification of meaningful connections among arbitrary data sets, is increasingly a geopolitical strategy (ie. the PR output of the Putin regime) and a socioeconomic practice (ie. Google algorithms; "filter bubbles"). An apophenic architecture could navigate the entangled context of the contemporary.



Towards an apophenic architecture


or, architecture after the end of the world

Towards an apophenic architecture


or, architecture after the end of the world
Now that the world has ended, architecture is either irrelevant or our best coping mechanism.

Within a context marked by the confluence of ecological crises, globalization, and information superabundance, the relationship between architecture and site must be radically revisited. Traditional delimitations must be dissolved – or, rather, they have been dissolved and architecture must catch up. Any architectural object exceeds its spatial limits: germ clouds from its occupants are carried across the world; radiation plumes from its concrete are a geological force; the bed has become a site of labor, generating capital that circles the globe instantly; etc. Tracing out the form of these co-constituted modes of enmeshment is an impossible and necessary challenge. Apophenia, or the identification of meaningful connections among arbitrary data sets, is increasingly a geopolitical strategy (ie. the PR output of the Putin regime) and a socioeconomic practice (ie. Google algorithms; "filter bubbles"). An apophenic architecture could navigate the entangled context of the contemporary.




Idea by

Adjustments Office
1026 N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
Adjustments Office is ________.