Volume 47: The System
Arjen Oosterman (Editor)
Published by Archis
Designed by Irma Boom and Julia Neller
27 x 20 cm, 144 pages, color, offset, glue bound, softcover
This issue focuses on “The System”, an indicator of the complex interaction of the economy, professional practice, and personal choice. Although it seems ambiguous, the term hints at an intention to change whatever “it” is, or stands for. It encourages architects to think beyond the mythical point zero (zero emissions, zero warming, zero waste), and instead speculate on what future should be envisioned, what society we strive for. Sustainability means more than applying the right systems and norms, and architecture must enact this shift towards non-exhaustive cycles, to start reusing and reclaiming. Through more than 20 critical analyses and case studies, a way forward is manifested.
Volume is an independent magazine that sets the agenda for architecture and design. Created as a global idea platform to voice architecture any way, anywhere, anytime, it represents the expansion of architectural territories and the new mandate for design.