29: What About the Inside? F/W 2008


With this issue, Harvard Design Magazine begins a new design and broader cultural focus. The topic, “What about the Inside?,” explores the state of interiors and interiority in contemporary art, architecture, fabric design, product design, office buildings, photography, and philosophy.

Table of Contents

Editors' Letter

Architecture’s Inside

Mohsen Mostafavi


The Reenchantment of the Interior: Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project

Sanford Kwinter

Beneficent Emptiness in the Photography of Candida Höfer

William S. Saunders

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe: Introduction

Dana Miller, K. Michael Hays

Dexterous Architecture

Preston Scott Cohen

Excerpts from Spheres III: Foams first English translation by Daniela Fabricious

Peter Sloterdijk

Global Architecture: A Review Essay

Kenneth Frampton

Houses of Mirth: Atelier Bow-Wow’s Ironies

Irene Cheng

Interiors at Risk: Precarious Spaces in Contemporary Art

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Landscapes within Buildings

David L. Hays

Lumbering to Extinction in the Digital Field: The Taylorist Office Building

Frank Duffy

Making Space for Fashion: Stanton Williams’s 1987 Commission for Issey Miyake

Irénée Scalbert

Petra Envy: Designs of Petra Blaisse

Sylvia Lavin

Tensions in Transparency. Between Information and Experience: The Dialectical Logic of SANAA’s Architecture

Eve Blau

The Beauty of the Percolation: On the Interiors of Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

Michael Cadwell

The Continuous Interior: Infrastructure for Publicity and Control

Mark Pimlott

The Digital and the Utopian: Reassessing Buckminster Fuller

Antoine Picon

The Machine as the Garden: The New Harvard Campus in Allston, Sustainability and its Effects on Design

Nathalie Beauvais

Weaving Worlds, Stitching Stories: On the Fabrics of Reiko Sudo

Akira Suzuki

Whatever Happened to “Whatever Happened to Total Design?”? The Momentary Utopian Jouissance of the Bouroullec Brothers

Michael Meredith


Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry by Andrew Saint

Mark Cruvellier

Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture by Sylvia Lavin

Christopher Long

Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky: Life as a Voyage edited by Monika Platzer

Christopher Long

The Concrete Dragon: China’s Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World by Thomas J. Campanella

Alex Krieger

The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Cities by Jason Hackworth

Alan Altshuler