The BLDGBLOG Book offers readers an exciting and unpredictable exploration of architecture in the broadest of contexts. Uninhibited by constraints, author Geoff Manaugh follows his line of interests wherever they may lead him, unlocking the possibilities of the future of architecture through his collection of narratives, interviews, images, and more. Ultimately, he challenges readers to join him in re-thinking architecture in a new and exciting way.
In Geoff Manaugh’s first chapter, titled Architecture Conjecture, Urban Speculation, he introduces his unique thinking process. He writes, “Talk about Chinese urban design, the European space program, and landscape in films of Alfred Hitchcock in the span of three sentences – because it’s fun, and the juxtapositions might take you somewhere.” Manaugh understands that architecture is not limited to buildings, and this awareness is transcribed in the content of his book; where nothing is irrelevant.
Within the first chapter you are introduced to concepts of architecture in novels, video games, and nature. You begin to envision the possibilities of zip-lines as a form of transportation in San Francisco, and imagine what undiscovered rooms of Manhattan apartments may hold. You are left contemplating the architecture of tunnels in near death experiences, and wondering why you haven’t considered this before.
The BLDGBLOG Book creates a new and interesting conversation about architecture, bringing ideas and thoughts from individuals all over the world into a visionary forum. Imagine typing architecture into a search query and finding limitless results. This is the conversation that Manaugh has started.