Mapping the Unmappable: On Notation by Stan Allen

Frederik Petersen selects this reading by Stan Allen and at the same time he writes why he is suggesting it; “I disagree with Allen’s premise that ‘Paradoxically, the dry, unemotional form of notation, which makes no attempt to approach reality through resemblance, is better able to anticipate the complexity and unpredictability of the real.’ (Allen, 2008:33), but thought the text could make a good beginning for projects to push off on for those interested.”

Allen, Stan. “Mapping the Unmappable: On Notation” from “In Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation” (2008), Routledge.

You can download it from https://arch401f11.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/mapping-the-unmappable.pdf

(by F.P.)

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Mapping the Unmappable: On Notation by Stan Allen

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