• Signal to Noise
    Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon
    Princeton Architectural Press, 2021
    Eric Höweler & Meejin Yoon

Höweler + Yoon, detail of contemporary milling techniques, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

The book title references the ratio between discernible information, and the larger context of culture and communication; an analog for contemporary cultural practice in the age of information super-abundance. In Signal to Noise, the authors argue for architecture as a contemporary interface, utilizing both media and materials to define, expand, and construct contemporary publics. The publication explores the public realm, public discourse, and the formation of collective entity, “the public.” Conversations with Kate Orff, Nader Tehrani, Gediminas Urbonas, and Ana Miljacki are included to further expand on topics of ecology, technology, art, and influence.

Eric Höweler is an architect, educator, and cofounder of  Höweler + Yoon, a multidisciplinary architecture and design studio that has garnered international recognition for a wide range of built work. Currently,  Höweler is an associate professor in architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He has authored Skyscraper, Vertical Now (Rizzoli/Universe 2003), and coauthored Expanded Practice (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), and 1,001 Skyscrapers (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001), with Meejin Yoon.

Meejin Yoon is an architect, designer, artist, educator, and cofounding principal of Höweler + Yoon. She is currently the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Previously, she was professor and head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she began teaching in 2001. Her design work and research investigate the intersections between architecture, technology, and public space. She is the author of Absence (Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter Inc., 2003) and coauthor of Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (Map Book Publishers, 2009).