Hole in the wall, paperwork by Horst Kiechle:
Modernism has liberated walls from their loadbearing duties.
The computer age is starting to free walls from their rectilinear heritage.
Walls and the openings within them mutually define each other.
With walls losing their straight defining edges, the openings within them resemble orifices.
As we become aware of them as children we need to learn how to deal with them - in an architectural sense they still beckon to be explored.
originally via roomthily
The original mechanical Turk of the 18th century was a chess grandmaster masquerading as a machine.
via The Guardian