d3 publications offer global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production. >assemble will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012. d3 publications may be purchased on on-line in Europe and North America.
Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.
d3:dialog is an international journal of contemporary architecture, urbanism, interiors, and design. Providing an open platform for global exchange, the journal places particular emphasis on design-research as a formal, social, and technological investigation. d3:dialog is a hybrid publication series that combines the depth and format of a book, with the flexibility of a thematic journal. Published by New York-based d3, each issue explores a focused aspect of current architectural theory and production.
>assemble, the first volume of the d3:dialog series, offers an illustrated journey through current practices in avant-garde architecture and design. Casting its lens upon the relationship between information and production the journal asks:
How does an enhanced complicity between author and audience impact the design of urban spaces, architecture, interiors, and objects?
Compiling twenty-seven notable works gathered from around the world, >assemble opens a window onto the expanding forces that shape the contemporary built environment. By doing so, it proposes that framing an alternative perspective on architecture offers limitless unanticipated opportunities.
Gregory Marinic & Mary-Jo Schlachter
The cities and buildings where we live represent temporal manifestations of mass, space, time, and memory. With the advent of digital methodologies, these places may now be conceived more fluidly in terms of information. This shift from analog means to digital systems of conceptual design and material production has allowed a more profound interaction between designer and audience to develop. An inability to separate the real from the digital has emerged, whereby these methods have converged to form part of the same process.
How can the development of 21st century urban space and architecture be re-conceptualized, controlled, and created? How do such environments grow, transition, and transform over time? How has the integration of digital conceptualization tools with physical matter produced increasingly fluid architectural forms, flexible spaces, and transformative assemblies?