Lecture at Texas A&M

Jeff spoke at Texas A&M University’s School of Architecture on October 16, 2023. As part of the lecture series “Frameworks”, Jeff’s talk “Nonsite Specific” unpacks alternative ways that the architecture–site relationship appears in the work of Actual Architecture Co. & FACT, and challenges some of the received ideas about site and site specificity using contemporary art as a path towards rethinking some those old assumptions.

Concluding with the Wanaka Wedge House, Jeff argues that site specificity is reconsidered as the suitable matching of prototype to site: generic shape as site adjusted architecture. In this process the architect takes on the role of product developer and site adjuster instead of the more familiar role as designer of supposedly unique objects.

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