Invisible Machines

Michael Aling, Tom Foulsham, Irsi Ioannidou, Glenn Longden-Thurgood, Tim Norman, Charlotte Raleigh, Ben Sweeting, Michael Wihart

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


Architects like to invoke machines and do so in numerous ways. This dates back not just to the modern movement’s obsession with the machine but to Book X of Vitruvius while more recently machines have become popular in architecture schools perhaps to the point of oversaturation. Although there is much that has been written on the subject of architecture and machines much of this has dealt only with specific aspects and there is therefore a sense in which the subject has only been approached fragmentarily. The idea of this exhibition is to explore the underlying connections between the different interpretations of the machine in relation to architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2010
EventInvisible Machines - University of Brighton, Grand Parade
Duration: 8 Dec 2010 → …

Bibliographical note

Group exhibition (curator and participant): Invisible Machines. Grand Parade, Brighton, 2010. Funded by Architectural Research Fund of the Bartlett, UCL, the UCL Graduate School Research Projects Fund and the University of Brighton Architecture Programme. Editor of and contributor to catalogue, launched and vacuum packed at the Redundant Architects Recreation Association, London, 2011. Also available as PDF version. 8 December 2010 - 7 January 2011. The catalogue was launched on 4 June 2011.


  • Machines
  • Architecture


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