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Neil Denari

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The stormy relationship between human beings and the machine has produced an enduring intellectual conversation that has sometimes degenerated into a deafening dialectic. Neil Denari brings a moderate and optimistic outlook to this subject. His work represents no angry stand-off between the human/natural world and the machine/constructed world, nor is he swept away by all of the grand, giddy possibilities of technological invention. He looks for how these reported adversaries can share objectives in common, how they extend each other Architecture, as much as any art form, embraces this dialectic, and it represents Denari’s method of research and the material consequence of his philosophy.

His proposed West Coast Gateway, 1988, is an architectural expression of the complex, problematic concept and practice of acculturation in a technological age. Intended for a long, narrow slab raised 30

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