Doubt in Architecture

Architect Steven Holl's new book is a retrospective of his 30-year career, and an overview of his argument that architecture needs an element of doubt.
December 27, 2009, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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The book is titled Urbanisms: Working with Doubt.

"'Working with Doubt' is a jarring concept in the context of our romanticizations. With the awe of a pioneer scientist, Holl makes his point that the paradigm of architecture has changed, and an element of doubt is key.

Eleven ideas contextualize doubt; Holl's elaborations on each cross-pollinate philosophy with imagery with historical and anecdotal observations.

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Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in re:place Magazine
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