BBC Series: How Buildings Learn

I’m reading Stewart Brand’s How Buildings Learn, which I’ll post more about after I finish, but in the meantime a friend found this BBC series that is a result of the research he did for the book. I love his framing of architecture and the engineered world: not as an art form, but as a humanist pursuit. His thesis is buildings are never still — from the moment we inhabit them we shape them, change them, and teach them. Sometimes this process is active, sometimes it is passive, but always it is occuring.

The series has 6 episodes total, the first is above and the rest are here:

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

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hey I'm winston. i work as a product manager for HashiCorp. i read a lot for fun and to help me better understand and interrogate our world. this web-blog is where i chronicle some of my learning.