Tom Ngo
Annotate & Collect
"Common sense and conventional practice prohibits the evolution of architecture. Through reproducing past models for efficiency and economy, routine thinking preserves the flaws of the standard model. Using different frameworks of thought, architects can create new solutions, which rectify the faults of the norm, and distance themselves from making habitual design decisions. Built on the foundations of Victorian Nonsense, Alfred Jarry’s ‘Pataphysics, and Absurdist Theatre, Absurdity expands the limits of human reason by presenting a paradoxical solution. By allowing solutions which would normally have been ruled out due to irrationality, absurdity provides non-linear alternatives which interrogate contemporary logic. Thus, absurdity is a rhetorical device aimed at questioning (architectural) conventions. Architectural absurdity playfully transgresses within the rules of building formation to create valid alternative assemblages while scrutinizing regulation. The resultant architecture redefines the rituals of program and questions the notion of typology. Unbound by strict conformity to logic, the liberated architect breathes new life into architecture."

Artist and architect Tom Ngo lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Books of Memory: Gianpaolo Pagni
Groupe Garcia Ingénierie
Food Architecture
Sky Walk
Akiko Masunaga
Microscopes of utopia
Brazil Modernism
Carlo Scarpa: Sketch and Work
Peter Zumthor: Thinking Architecture
The Bauhaus Revolution
In Orbit
Sislej Xhafa
Future Architecture
Superstudio, Superproduction, Superconsumption
Visual Music
Heartbeat, Heartseat
Swarm fabrication: Kokkugia / Roland Snooks
Spatial Clusters
Une Cité Industrielle by Tony Garnier
The Glass House
Xavier Antin: Printing at Home
Julius Shulman: Visual Drama
72 dpi
Bird´s Nest
Mimicry and Makeshift
Place cards
Jean-Jaques Lequeu
Amor Vacui
Áron Jancsó
Small Buildings
Bring the outside in: The houses of Joseph Eichler
Harrison and Abramovitz
Manufactured Landscapes
Pierre Besson
AG Frozoni: We need to aim at essential things
Andrea Guccini: 4A+1
Julien Notter and Sébastien Vigne
Erwin Poell: Naturwissenschaft + Technik
Weaving spaces
Mass, space, plane and line
E. Hu
Pascal Häusermann
Make War, Not Love
The contemporary condition
Antonio Rubino
Peter Macapia
André Bloc - Sculptures Habitacles
Sadamitsu Neil Fujita
Roland Rainer
Harry Seidler
L´Imparfaite by VLF
Black Boxes
Life Is Electric. Philippe Weisbecker
related projects
Digital Biology
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
Writing & Design
The loft bar
Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch
Architectural experience
One Hundred Thousand Games
Emoji Superhighway
Semantic Space Invaders
The Joys of Ice Skating
penccil: This was 2017
Cutting the edges
Spirited plates
serpentine 2017
Maurice Binder
Perpetual Graphics
Le Drugstore Brand Identity
Coffee maker
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!
Book : Monk
Book : Tajima
Book : Lewitt
Book : Baldessari
Book : Armleder
Book : Mullican
Book : Weiner
Book : Cattelan
Book : Brannon
Kenzo Tange
The Menu
Organic Public
What Is A Simulation?
Everyone is different
Design for Disaster