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2014

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Full-Text Articles in Architecture

Table Of Contents And Prologue, Wesley Gross, Elias Logan Jan 2014

Table Of Contents And Prologue, Wesley Gross, Elias Logan

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Editorial Board, table of contents, and a prologue from the editors


Current Dichotomies: Seven Reminders To Contemporary Architects, Marcelo Spina Jan 2014

Current Dichotomies: Seven Reminders To Contemporary Architects, Marcelo Spina

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Ever since Robert Venturi’s influential book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, the word complexity has been in the horizon of architecture as a form of imaginative progress and cultural relevance. In the mid 80s and under the influence of the post-structuralist work of Jacques Derrida, the deconstructive project in architecture aimed to create visual complexity through formal collision, fragmentation, and dislocation of existing canons.


Complexity In Architecture And Design, Nikos Salingaros Jan 2014

Complexity In Architecture And Design, Nikos Salingaros

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Architecture is successful by connecting visually, emotinally, and viscerally with the oberserver/user through its complexity. For this reason, complexity is a generative tool.


Topological Phenomenology Of Space: Architecture As Roots Of Infinity, Peter Magyar Jan 2014

Topological Phenomenology Of Space: Architecture As Roots Of Infinity, Peter Magyar

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Ideas mature, but interestingly enough, they never get old! It is also notable how are they born. In my case, two elements brought them forward: one question and an admirably unique surrounding.


Fitting, Or How Things Arrange Themselves, Nicholas Boyarsky Jan 2014

Fitting, Or How Things Arrange Themselves, Nicholas Boyarsky

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Questions about complexity in architecture always leave me somewhat bemused. If one does ascribe to the view that architecture is there to provide answers to problems and that there are clearly prescribed methods and rules to deliver it, then one can, I assume, inhabit and work within a world of simplicity, happily innocent and always doint the right thing.


Embracing Complexity: Ecological Designs For Living Landscapes, Marta Brocki, Nina-Marie Lister Jan 2014

Embracing Complexity: Ecological Designs For Living Landscapes, Marta Brocki, Nina-Marie Lister

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We are in the age of New Ecology. A paradigm shift in ecological thinking has unfolded over the last 25 years, and with it, a slow recognition of the inherent and fundamental complexity that shapes and defines our living world.


Generous Pragmatism, James Pfeiffer Jan 2014

Generous Pragmatism, James Pfeiffer

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In their introduction to the book, Nurture, about BNIM's work, authors Rodolphe el-Khoury and Andrew Payne spoke about the emergence of a new pragmatism in contemporary architecture, a concern with "how well buildings perform in response to the full range of social and ecological issues they are called on to organize."


Human Complexity: The Final Frontier, Harry Francis Mallgrave Jan 2014

Human Complexity: The Final Frontier, Harry Francis Mallgrave

Oz

We often take it for granted that architecture is a visual art. We think of it in visual terms. We design and evaluate our producton visually… But do we experience a building or an urban environment exclusively in visual terms?


Experiencing The World, Kevin Rooney Jan 2014

Experiencing The World, Kevin Rooney

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Since even the earliest paintings in the caves of Cantabria, Spain, the visual intensions of western cultures have been centrally focused activities for producing the objects of art.


Hybrid Buildings, Steven Holl Jan 2014

Hybrid Buildings, Steven Holl

Oz

In the 21st century, what is the potential of Hybrid Buildings? Certainly the hyper-urbanization of cities in China, such as Shenzhen, Beijing and Chengdu, can act as catalyst incubators for new and experimental architectural types.


Hypothesizing A New Case Study House Program: A Systems Approach, Genevieve Baudoin Jan 2014

Hypothesizing A New Case Study House Program: A Systems Approach, Genevieve Baudoin

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In 1945, Arts and Architecture announced that they would be publishing the designs of eight case study houses that envisioned the “house—post war.” These infamous Case Study Houses grew from an initial eight to thirty-six designs over twenty-two years—some built, some imagined.


Contributors Jan 2014

Contributors

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Biographical information on contributors to volume 36, and a list of benefactors and donors


Conflict Of Interpretations, Carlos Mar Jan 2014

Conflict Of Interpretations, Carlos Mar

Oz

Language is intellect and matter; one can act upon it. As in the assessment of historical evidence, it is possible to distance language from the regulations and the corresponding eagerness of orthodoxy.


Reachiing For The Heavens, Edward Thompson Jan 2014

Reachiing For The Heavens, Edward Thompson

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The Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was crowned by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as the tallest structure built by man. So striking was the achievement that the CTBUH, in their yearly awards ceremony, created a special category titled "Global Icon" to do justice for the achievement.


Five Small Practices, Perry Kulper Jan 2014

Five Small Practices, Perry Kulper

Oz

I wonder how much work architecture should do. Or, asked more proactively, how much work could architecture do?