Operative Design: A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs (Paperback)
The most compelling aspect of Operative Design is that it successfully works on two levels at once: the visual and the verbal. If you're interested in the language of design, then take a look. This is the coolest book in the store. I mean it.— From Graham
The core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.
About the Author
Anthony di Mari: Anthony Di Mari received his Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Holy Cross before completing a Master's Degree in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
While attending Harvard, Anthony was awarded two travel grants, one to Pena Blanca, Chile to study fog harvesting, and the other to Japan, to research bamboo harvesting. Anthony has participated and been recognized in several design competitions. Most notably he received first place in his entry 'Urban Field' which converted wind power into electricity. His design for a plug-in community garden placed second in the Common Boston Common Build competition. Anthony's competition work has been featured online through inhabitat, Scientific American, CNN, and shiftBoston. His fabrication projects have been featured in exhibitions focused on the design process including Matter: design processes at the Bakery Design Collective in San Diego, California, and most recently GreeenHomeNYC's The new New York event. His professional experience in the field of Architecture includes collaborations with Peter Eisenman, Rick Joy Architects, RCR Arquitectes, Studio Luz, and Merge Architects.