Articles designed by Nick Adam, Lauren Ayers, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw, Jinhwan Kim, Jennifer Mahanay, Dan Marsden, Jason Pickleman, Scott Reinhard, Michael Renaud, Bud Rodecker, Isaac Tobin, Rick Valicenti, Katherine Walker, Beth Weaver, and Magdalena Wistuba
Cover photography by Ross Floyd
Welcome to our Repetition issue. Through eighteen contributions we immerse into a world of monotony, variation, experimentation, replicas, strategies, simulations, imperfections, and routines. We do so in long and short essays, photo essays, interviews, videos, manifestos, and projects. A combination of contributions that question, embrace, and ultimately work with the topic at hand. On top of the varied format of our contributions you will find another aspect added to the mix. Each contribution is uniquely interpreted by a designer based in Chicago, all under the creative direction of Rick Valicenti and Bud Rodecker from Thirst. A specific identity for each contribution that makes up an issue on repetition. We had fun adding even more variation to the topic. In the end, repetition does not have to be boring.
Posconflicto Laboratory: More and More about Less and Less and Less and Less about More and More
Essay by Roberto Soundy and project by URBANÍSTICA—Empresa Metropolitana de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de la Ciudad de Guatemala and Asociación Centroamericana Taller de Arquitectura (a—c—t—a)
One Architect, Three Approaches: Bertrand Goldberg’s Early Experiments with Prefabrication, 1937-1952
Essay by Michelle Benoit
On the Search for Spatial Patterns: Repetition as the Crystallization of a Design Method
Essay by Clara Olóriz Sanjuán
Repeat with Me
Manifesto by Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna from Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
Building Repetition Through History: Motivations And Implications
Essay by José García Soriano and Carmen López Albert
Claude, Are you Dreaming, or is this Really Happening?
Iker Gil interviews astronaut Claude Nicollier