Contents: Opening; Chance in Perception: Eyes and objects: after Beckett; Crossings: viewing instrument I; Behind the image. Chance in Design: Projections: after Duchamp; Shutters: House F; Fields: drafting Pier 40; The practice of observation; Drawing as event; Encounter and assemblage; Fragment, part, whole; Ironic fabrication; Aleatoric form; Double passage; Bibliography; Index.
Yeoryia Manolopoulou is Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and co-founder of the studio AY Architects.
'Recently in many architectural schools efforts intensified to further develop architectural research. Exciting new avenues are being explored, relying upon the design skills of architects and urban designers, combining them with intellectual rigor and in-depth thinking, in order to imagine new spatialities and to unfold hitherto unknown spatial experiences. This series highlights the innovative results of these explorations, opening up a new world of path-breaking research.' Hilde Heynen, University of Leuven, Belgium 'This book calls us to think about architectural research as an opportunity to pose original questions, to employ different media and techniques, to introduce interdisciplinary discourse, and to acknowledge the open-endedness of architecture. Altogether the book easily absorbs the reader into its wonderful explorations. It invites us to appreciate, acknowledge, learn to recode, and even at times appropriate chance.' arq