New Book About the “Lives” of Buildings

Architectural Agents

The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings




Annabel Jane Wharton

Architectural Agents

How buildings interact with—and manipulate—our world and ourselves

Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies.