“Online press, blogs, tweets, social media, and other digital forums have drastically increased the speed at which architectural imagery is distributed and consumed today. While an unprecedented amount of work is available to the public, the lifespan of any single design or topic has been reduced in the profession's collective consciousness to a week, an afternoon, a single post-an endlessly changing architecture du jour. In the deluge, excellent projects receive the same fleeting attention as mediocre ones. Meanwhile, mere exposure has taken the place of thoughtful engagement, not to mention a substantive discussion.
CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.”
-from CLOG website
Previous issues include Brutalism (a look at a defining architectural style of the postwar era); National Mall (examines the highly symbolic space of our National Mall, considering what it means to restore and re-build this space); Apple (an in-depth look at the development of Apple’s brand of architecture); and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
Brooklyn, N.Y.: Kyle May
Avery AB C624
CLOG will be indexed in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.