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Copy Paste

The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

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The last taboo in architecture

> First it was the death of ornament, later came the death of modern architecture, now is the time for...

> How to become a starchitect in 15 days

> With contributions by Winy Maas, Felix Madrazo and Aaron Betsky

> Read here the article on Domus

> Watch here the video to the workshop

New! A new face! A new style! Worldwide, there is talk of a cult of novelty. This is also true in architecture, where architects compete against each other in terms of innovation and originality. The Why Factory does things differently, and in Copy Paste, it explores the possibilities of copying in architecture.

What are the really original ideas in architecture? Isn’t it better to ask what someone adds to the existing repertoire and then to evaluate that? In science, it is common to define originality in that respect. This type of attitude seems to be a taboo in architecture. So now the time has come to stop this obsessive pursuit of unique authorship. The Why Factory brings together diverse viewpoints on the dilemma of copying in architecture, along with the ethical and legal obligations. This book contains a versatile guide to copying, and explores the potential by means of a broad set of scenarios with the help of various tools.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-164-2 | 1. edition | October 2017 | available | Winy Maas and Felix Madrazo. Contributions by Aaron Betsky, Bernard Hulsman a.o. | design: BENG | English | paperback | 15 x 21 cm | 424 pages | illustrated (350 full color) | in conjunction with: The Why Factory, MVRDV, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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