The space between instruments of design and design itself is a contested territory in architecture and its histories. With the introduction of new technologies of design, representation, and fabrication, this territory has moved to the foreground of contemporary architectural thought. The exhibition curated by Elke Krasny addressed the territory between design and its instruments by bringing together samples of design processes from twenty architectural offices along with displays of standard tools that have been used to design architecture throughout its history (Figure 1).

Offices included in the exhibition were culled from a broad historical and geographical range. There were figures from early-twentieth-century modern architecture (such as Antonio Gaudi, Alvar Aalto, Lux Guyer, and Charlotte Perriand); those that belong to the generations that challenged modernism(Yona Friedman, Rudolf Olgiati, Lina Bo Bardi, Karl Schwanzer, and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates); as...

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