Bryn Mawr College Dormitory with notes on active matter in Manuel Delanda's "Emergence, Casualty and Realism"

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    This essay is a close examination of Bryn Mawr College Dormitory (1960-1965) by Louis I. Kahn. In relation to Manuel DeLanda's "Emergence, Causality and Realism", the essay considers preliminary plan studies by Kahn, the building as realised, and the idea of active matter in DeLanda's essay. It is organised in five sections. The first sets out the questions and approach. The second, third and fourth sections treat respectively the plan, entry hall, and external building fabric of Bryn Mawr. The notion of active matter as set out in DeLanda's essay and touched on in section one, is treated in the final section. Topics for subsequent investigation are offered as a conclusion
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)178-190
    Number of pages13
    JournalArchitectural Theory Review
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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