The B&T group considers architectural construct as a precursor of 'now’ discourse, and addresses 'indices of other possibilities' in architecture by speculating on the relevance of the appropriation, implementation and application of methods and instruments that have been progressively externalized to the disciplinary core (cartography, literature, art, philosophy); and the constructs and objects that historically have not been considered as architectural 'material' as such.

 

Our work focusses on four main areas: 

  1. Border Conditions: the role of borders in spaces of conflict and related issues of migration; 

  2. Territory / Infrastructure: the context and material conditions of architectural construct and form conceived as territorial entity; 

  3. Architectural Adjacencies: the discursive field of disciplinary ‘borders’ of architecture and the transgression of such borders; and 

  4. Modi Operandi: speculative and practical research on mapping, drawing and other advanced inventive techniques as the basis for architectural formulation. 

The group cultivates disciplinary edge conditions, meaning it emphasizes a trans-disciplinary attitude and methodological approach that connects architecture to other related disciplines and fields of inquiry, such as human geography, engineering, aesthetics, critical theory, media studies, and the humanities and social sciences at large.