April 23, 2014

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) launches a digital publishing series

Canadian Centre for Architecture

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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) announces the launch of a digital publication series as part of its long-term research, acquisition, and exhibition project, Archaeology of the Digital. The series consists of monthly digital monographs of each of the twenty-five projects chosen by curator Greg Lynn crucial for the foundations of digital architecture. Designed by Linked by Air and currently available on iBooks, the series advances the boundaries of architectural publishing.

The publications are project-specific and include interviews between the series curator Greg Lynn and the architects, and visuals that will range from raster images to vector drawings, video and animations, audio, and perhaps digital 3D models, as ePub technology evolves. 

The use of computers in the twenty-five featured projects had formative implications for various aspects of the architectural discipline—from parametrics to interactivity, from media to fabrication and construction, from geometry to now, finally: publication. 

Currently available in the series are Peter Eisenman’s Biozentrum project from 1987—which worked through a parametric approach and incorporated early computer 3D modeling in what would later become FormZ, at Ohio State University—and Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere and Iris Dome from the late 1980s to early ’90s—foundational for understanding scripting, movement, and mechanics in architecture. Following in the series will be Shoei Yoh’s Odawara Municipal Sports Complex and Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium, the Lewis House by Frank Gehry, Muscle NSA by ONL (Kas Oosterhuis and Ilona Lénard), Hyposurface by dECOi (Mark Goulthorpe), Virtual New York Stock Exchange by Asymptote Architects (Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid), H2Oexpo by NOX (Lars Spuybroek), and more.

The digital publications are available for 3.99 USD on iBooks and viewable on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. An Android supported version will be released late spring.
For more information on the series, please visit


About the CCA 
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening in 2014, the CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collection, exhibitions, public programs, publications and research opportunities, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. 

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