Psychological Architectures
November 2017

Exterior reality reflects the interior. This relationship can extend in both directions. At home we may surround ourselves with significant objects and build our spaces into extensions of our mental states -- attics of memory, basements of the subconscious, rooms housing hopes, desires, and practical working recall. Conversely, city planning and civic architecture have long been tools to shape the psyches of their inhabitants from the top down, to utopian or dystopian purpose. But how is the mind itself structured? What can be observed from outside? Its complexity defies analogy, but we try anyway -- neurons may be forests of interlocked branches, interconnected circuits become labyrinths, the optic lobe the ultimate movie theater. This month's issue explores the dual subjects of psychology and architecture, winding through asylums and laboratories, family homes and crumbling apartment blocks that nonetheless nurture dreams. The design of our environments is inherently connected to and expressed by our thinking. Sometimes, inner and outer worlds may be the same.

Thought Broadcasting
Thought Broadcasting
Nick Jordan
Apparatus Synapse
Apparatus Synapse
William Noland
Fermat's Room
Fermat's Room
Luis Piedrahita
Cascades
Cascades
Craig Ward
Biomaterials: Patent Solutions from Nature
Biomaterials: Patent Solutions from Nature
Jakob Kneser
The Last Humans
The Last Humans
Quentin Brière Bordier
Stories of the Sanatorium (Sanatoriet)
Stories of the Sanatorium (Sanatoriet)
Therese Jacobson
Radix
Radix
Xenorama
Project X
Project X
Henrik Moltke
Laura Poitras
Waves '98
Waves '98
Ely Dagher
Mind Frame
Mind Frame
Jake Fried
The End of Sitting
The End of Sitting
Barbara Visser
Bluebrain: Year 7 Preview
Bluebrain: Year 7 Preview
Noah Hutton
Gargarine
Gargarine
Fanny Liatard
Jérémy Trouilh
Notes from the Interior
Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom
Eyelid
Eyelid
Francesco Mattuzzi
Renato Rinaldi
The Mess
The Mess
Peter Burr
Amnesiac on the Beach
Amnesiac on the Beach
Dalibor Baric
Une Terre Familière
Une Terre Familière
Marianna Milhorat
Quiet Title
Quiet Title
Alina Taalman
Amygdala
Amygdala
Jeannette Louie
After the Flood
After the Flood
Joseph Dwyer
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