Architectural Philosophy

Architectural Philosophy

Author: Andrew Benjamin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0485004151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy explores both the definition of the site and the possibility of alterity. The analysis of the nature of the present and the complex sructure of repetition allows for the possibility of judgement, a judgement that arises from a reworked politics of architecture.

Re-working Eisenman

Re-working Eisenman

Author: Peter Eisenman

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040323639

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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A presentation of writings by and about Peter Eisenman, arguably the most significant architect working today. The book analyzes the whole spectrum of subjects covered in the architect/philosopher's oeuvre. Seminal texts are included that show how his theories have developed over time.

Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts

Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts

Author: Martin Kindermann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030552695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity explores the narrative formations of urbanity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Within the framework of the “spatial turn,” contributors from disciplines ranging from geography and history to literary and media studies theorize narrative constructions of the city and cities, and analyze relevant examples from a variety of discourses, media, and cities. Subdivided into six sections, the book explores the interactions of city and text—as well as other media—and the conflicting narratives that arise in these interactions. Offering case studies that discuss specific aspects of the narrative construction of Berlin and London, the text also considers narratives of urban discontinuity and their theoretical implications. Ultimately, this volume captures the narratological, artistic, material, social, and performative possibilities inherent in spatial representations of the city.

El paisaje de la arquitectura / The Landscape of Arquitecture

El paisaje de la arquitectura / The Landscape of Arquitecture

Author: Mayka García-Hípola

Publisher: Fundación Univ. San Pablo

ISBN: 9788416477838

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

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Para El paisaje de la arquitectura la autora ha superado notablemente la contradicción entre una exposición necesariamente lógico-lineal, que facilite la inteligibilidad del contenido, y la extensa complejidad de éste. Complejidad ineludible para una solvente descripción y análisis del conocimiento contemporáneo. Comprometerse con nuestro tiempo histórico conlleva asumir que el paradigma positivista-lógico ha sido envuelto, que no desplazado, por el paradigma de la complejidad. El principio de la causalidad, y la independencia de “causa-efecto” del observador, es cuestionado por el paradigma complejo, para el que en la gestión del conocimiento el propio observador está imputado como un dato o suceso en el propio proceso. La profesora García-Hípola nos conduce por su ensayo a escenarios teórico-críticos a través de su propia experiencia, incluso de su protagonismo en los procesos, reflexiones y cuestiones que analiza. Es desde esa complejidad desde la que reivindica implícitamente en su texto la transversalidad entre autor, espectador, docente y creador, literalmente en las citas referidas a experiencias sobre la obra de El Bosco, o en las que somete al arquitecto a nuevos roles que devienen del comportamiento de la materia como un auténtico ecólogo o los del propio antropólogo que explora la acción del ser humano y sus detritus en el paisaje, como en su proyecto para Villajoyosa, verdadero tratado de “arquitectura de campo”. In The Landscape of Architecture the author has remarkably surpassed the contradiction between a necessarily logical-linear explanation, to facilitate the intelligibility of the content, and its vast complexity. This is an inescapable complexity for a trustworthy description and analysis of contemporary knowledge. Commitment to our historical time involves assuming that the logical positivist paradigm has been wrapped, not displaced, by the paradigm of complexity. The principle of causality, and the independence between “cause and effect” of the observer, is questioned by the complex paradigm, for which, in the management of knowledge, the observer is ascribed as data or event of the process itself. In her essay professor García-Hípola leads us to theoretical-critical scenarios through her own experience, including her protagonism in the processes, reflections, and issues that she analyzes. From this complexity, the transversality between author, spectator, teacher and creator is claimed, literally in the quotes of the experiences about Hieronymus Bosch’s work, or in those where the architect is subjected to new roles that come from matter’s behavior, as a true ecologist, or those of the anthropologist who explores human action and its detritus in the landscape, as in her project for Villajoyosa, veritable treatise of “field architecture”.

Drawing and Experiencing Architecture

Drawing and Experiencing Architecture

Author: Marianna Charitonidou

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839464885

Category: Architecture

Page: 351

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How were the concepts of the observer and user in architecture and urban planning transformed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries? Marianna Charitonidou explores how the mutations of the means of representation in architecture and urban planning relate to the significance of city's inhabitants. She investigates Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's fascination with perspective, Team Ten's interest in the humanisation of architecture and urbanism, Constantinos Doxiadis and Adriano Olivetti's role in reshaping the relationship between politics and urban planning during the postwar years, Giancarlo De Carlo's architecture of participation, Aldo Rossi's design methods, Denise Scott Brown's active socioplactics and Bernard Tschumi's conception praxis.

Research in Architecture and Landscape. Its application in academic teaching and professional practice

Research in Architecture and Landscape. Its application in academic teaching and professional practice

Author: García-Hípola, Mayka

Publisher: Fundación Univ. San Pablo

ISBN: 9788417385842

Category: Architecture

Page: 122

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The title of this book pays homage to Vittorio Gregotti’s The Territory of Architecture, but substituting the word territory for the word landscape, because the latter is a more personal concept and is related to the perception of the viewer. The goal of this book is to show Students and architects how the time devoted to architectural and landscape Design in all the years of our studies and professional life should be deeply related with research. The relation between research and teaching and research and practice is present in two complementary disciplines: architecture and landscape. Therefore, the book is organised into three main parts. The first is devoted to research, and its relation with learning and practicing. The second part deals with architecture and its relation with research. And the third is about landscape and its relation with the two previous parts. The title of each one of them is preceded by the particle “@” which not only means “at” but also “around”, studying these disciplines not only from its own autonomy but also from other parallel discourses.

Niche Tactics

Niche Tactics

Author: Caroline O'Donnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548454

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

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Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical moments when relationships between architecture and site were productively intertwined, from the anomalous city designs of Francesco de Marchi in the sixteenth century to Le Corbusier’s near eradication of context in his Plan Voisin in the twentieth century to the more recent contextualist movements. Extensively illustrated with 140 drawings and photographs, Niche Tactics considers how attention to site might create a generative language for architecture today.

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

Author: Mario Carpo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118425916

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture has already gone through several stages and phases. Architectural Design (AD) has captured them all – from folding to cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vivid documentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucial architectural and theoretical developments. This anthology of AD’s most salient articles is chronologically and thematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline of the recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design and production. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recent history of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essay and in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogical and research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis also relates the present state of digitality in architecture to the history and theory of its recent development and trends, and raises issues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of the design professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by one of its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim, Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.

Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitation

Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitation

Author: Tahl Kaminer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136832178

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Studying the relation of architecture to society, this book explains the manner in which the discipline of architecture adjusted itself in order to satisfy new pressures by society. Consequently, it offers an understanding of contemporary conditions and phenomena, ranging from the ubiquity of landmark buildings to the celebrity status of architects. It concerns the period spanning from 1966 to the first years of the current century – a period which saw radical change in economy, politics, and culture and a period in which architecture radically transformed, substituting the alleged dreariness of modernism with spectacle.

The New Paradigm in Architecture

The New Paradigm in Architecture

Author: Charles Jencks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300095139

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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This book explores the broad issue of Postmodernism and tells the story of the movement that has changed the face of architecture over the last forty years. In this completely rewritten edition of his seminal work, Charles Jencks brings the history of architecture up to date and shows how demands for a new and complex architecture, aided by computer design, have led to more convivial, sensuous, and articulate buildings around the world.

Losing Site

Losing Site

Author: Dr Shelley Hornstein

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409482376

Category: Architecture

Page: 182

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As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best when we experience an event in a place. But what happens when we leave that place, or that place no longer exists? This book addresses the relationship between memory and place and asks how architecture captures and triggers memory. It explores how architecture exists as a material object and how it registers as a place that we come to remember beyond the physical site itself. It questions what architecture is in the broadest sense, assuming that it is not simply buildings. Rather, architecture is considered to be the mapping of physical, mental or emotional space. The idea that we are all architects in some measure - as we actively organize and select pathways and markers within space - is central to this book's premise. Each chapter provides a different example of the manifold ways in which the physical place of architecture is curated by the architecture in our "mental" space: our imaginary toolbox when we think of a place and look at a photograph, or visit a site and describe it later or send a postcard. By connecting architecture with other disciplines such as geography, visual culture, sociology, and urban studies, as well as the fine and performing arts, this book puts forward the idea that a conversation about architecture is not exclusively about formal, isolated buildings, but instead must be deepened and broadened as spatialized visualizations and experiences of place.