Iman Ansari's Essay 'Escape Clause' Featured in Room One Thousand / by AN.ONYMOUS


Iman Ansari’s essay “Escape Clause" is featured in the recent issue of Room One Thousand journal. “Issue 7 of Room One Thousand takes a materialist approach to the material of architecture, examining how the stuff architecture determines its wider position and culture. Through stories, essays, games, and design proposals the contributors to Material look closely at the building blocks of architecture analyzing the impact and emergent properties of structure fires, model materials, archi-facts, rubble, rendering softwares, democratic firm structures and beyond.” Drawing on the classical relationship between architecture and fire, Ansari’s essay discusses how the emergence of building codes and fire regulations in the late nineteenth century reflect the changing public and professional attitudes towards human life. You can purchase a copy here.