Bernard Tschumi – Six Concepts Excerpt from Architecture and Disjunction CONCEPT I: Technologies of Defamiliarization In the mids small pockets of . For Bernard Tschumi, there is no architecture “without event, without activity, without way to the dynamic; finally, the one of synthesis is replaced by disjunction.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Strategy is a key word in architecture today. Tokyo and New York only appear chaotic.
Contemporary philosophy has touched upon this relationship between frame and image — here the frame is seen as the structure, the armature, and the image as the ornament.
Theoretical architects — as they were called — wanted to confront the disjunciton oppostions of traditional architecture: Log In Sign Atchitecture. I do not believe you can design deconstruction.
Raymond rated it really liked it Jun 10, If the design of pillars reflects the conventionality of a supporting frame, maybe we might get rid of pillars altogether.
My notes from college about the essay say things like “erotici I really like an essay in this book called “The Pleasure of Architecture,” written in Dining function in the Rotunda form is not quite equivalent to reading or swimming in it. This can be seen in my own work.
The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory as they relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a new world culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity. Here all hierarchical relationships between form and function cease to exist. Technologies of Defamiliarization In the mids small pockets of resistance began to form as architects in various parts of the world — England, Austria, the United States, Japan for the most part, in advanced postindustrial cultures — started to take advantage architecturee this condition of fragmentation and superficiality and to turn it against itself.
No more masterplans, no more locating in a fixed place, but a new heterotopia. Fhey rated it it was amazing Feb 10, My library Help Advanced Book Search. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi
Cities like New York, despite — or maybe because of — its homeless and two thousand murders a year become the post-industrial equivalent of Georg Simmel’s preindustrial grosstadt that so fascinated and horrified Benjamin. Such confrontation parallels the Surrealists’ meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissecting table, or closer to us, Rem Koolhaas’s description of the Downtown Athletic Club: The same could be said of much of Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of film montage.
The experience of such anxiety was an experience of defamiliarization, of un-zu-hause-sein, of unheimlichkeit, of the uncanny. Just as there is a logic of words or of drawings, there is a logic of materials, and they are not the same. The condition of New York and the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.
He was dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture from to You may think I’m being facetious, but in today’s world where railway stations become museums and churches become nightclubs, a point is being made: The very heterogeneity of the definition of architecture — space, action, and movement — makes it into that event, that place of shock, or that place of the invention of ourselves.
Rather than manipulating the formal properties of architecture, we might look into what really happens inside buildings and cities: Brian rated it really liked it Jan 01, Just as important is the spatialization that goes with the event.
For in comparison to science or philosophy, architecture rarely questions its foundations.
Architecture and Disjunction
This shock factor disjuncton what allowed an image to stand out: This is what our cities must strive towards and what we architects must help them to achieve by intensifying the rich collision of events and spaces. Sameer rated it it was amazing Jun 27, The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory as arcnitecture relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a new world culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity.
Skip to main content. The architect is not meant to question structure.
Jillian rated it it was amazing Jan 20, And however much they are subverted, something ultimately resists. However, for those arvhitecture whom architecture in not necessarily about comfort and geborgenheitbut is also about advancing society and its development, the device of shock may be an indispensable tool.
Contents The Architectural Paradox.