Visiting Scholar Bernard Cache examines the question how can Vitruvius speak to us today:
The machinatio certainly provides us with a possible contemporary key to read De Architectura, at a time when construction is more and more the product of digital tools. The machinatio was Vitruvius’ area of expertise where the principle of commensurability was best applied, but it was also an anti-system. Indeed, machinatio also means machination, and when the art of defense is dealt with at the end of the book X, it raises the question of triumphing over the machine without a machine: by ruse and in the mud… Then Vitruvius Terminator?
Bernard Cache is architect and cofounder of Objectile with Patrick Beauce. He is a specialist in computer assisted design and manufacturing as applied to architecture. Author of Terre Meuble (Earth moves, MIT Press), he has taught in various schools of architecture in America (Toronto, UCLA, etc.) and in Europe (ESARQ, Berlage, etc.)
Bernard Cache was a Visiting Scholar at the CCA in 2005.
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