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    Key, Scott Austin (2015-04-14)
    In his essay, Chemical Architecture (Log 23), Greg Lynn writes that “[t]here is a sea change going on in the world of construction: the shift from assemblage to fusion. In material terms this translates into a shift from ...
  • FOME: Broadening Chemical Architecture 

    Key, Scott Austin (2015-04-14)
    In his essay, Chemical Architecture (Log 23), Greg Lynn writes that “[t]here is a sea change going on in the world of construction: the shift from assemblage to fusion. In material terms this translates into a shift from ...
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