Model Behavior, an exhibition at the Cooper Union, stages a range of engaging objects with frustratingly evasive results

Model Behavior
Curated by the Anyone Corporation
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
The Cooper Union
7 E 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Open through November 18

One of the self-serving quotations tongue-tied architects turn to in times of expressive need is this platitude from Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Churchill made the remark in 1943 in reference to the old House of Commons Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, destroyed toward at the end of the Blitz two years prior. As a replacement was being planned, the owlish politician waxed about the spatial virtues of the old hall—intimate (there was, in fact, insufficient seating for

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