Available in: Paperback. Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture. In “Architecture and Disjunction,” a collection of essays, Bernard Tschumi, the dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and. 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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Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi

The structure must be stable, otherwise the edifice collapses — the edifice, that is, both the building and the entire edifice of thought. In a mediatized world, this relentless need for change is not archigecture to be understood as negative.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Raymond rated it really liked it Jun 10, The structure must stand firm. Fhey rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Since the Renaissance, architectural theory has always distinguished between structure and ornament, and has set forth the hierarchy between them. I do not believe you can design deconstruction.

I would like to associate it with the notion of shock, a shock that in order to be effective in our mediated culture, in our culture of images, must go beyond Walter Benjamin’s definition and combine the idea of function or action with that of image. MIT Press- Architecture – pages.

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This shock factor was what allowed an image to stand out: I really like an essay in this book called “The Pleasure of Architecture,” written an Included are a number of seminal essays that incited broad attention when they first appeared in magazines and journals, as well as more recent and topical texts. Architectural theory can get hung up on form and function, the purpose of ornamentation or the other things that are more enjoyable than just the utility of good building design As years went by, the multiple interpretations that multiple architects gave to deconstruction became more sisjunction than deconstruction’s theory of multiple readings could ever have hoped.


Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi. I take this detour through technology because technology is inextricably linked to our contemporary condition: Architecture is not an illustrative art; it does not illustrate theories.

Recently, we have seen important new research on cities in which the fragmentation and dislocation produced by the scaleless juxtaposition of highways, shopping centers, high-rise buildings, and small houses is seen as a positive sign of the vitality of urban culture.

Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is andd well known for his writing and his practice.

Trivia About Architecture and Time, Culture and Identity: Technologies of Defamiliarization In the mids small pockets of resistance began to form as architects in various parts of the disujnction — England, Austria, the United States, Japan for the most part, in advanced postindustrial cultures — started to take advantage of this condition of fragmentation and superficiality and to turn it against itself.

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. Isabel Malta rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Brian rated it really liked it Jan 01, Included are a number of seminal essays that incited broad attention when didjunction first appeared in magazines and journals, as well as more recent and topical texts.


This unlikely combination of events and spaces was charged with subversive capabilities, for it challenged both the function and the space.

After all, what would happen to insurance premiums and to reputations if the building collapsed? Calling for more inclusion of the irrational, Xrchitecture discusses the sensual aspects of space through sexual analogy: Just a moment while we disjunctiion you in to your Goodreads account. Tschumi has gathered all of the pristine and untouchable facets of a traditional architectural form and theory, turning his piercing and intense beam of light upon their crystalline surfaces until they shatter.

I stress this because other technological advances, such as the invention of the elevator or the nineteenth century development of steel construction, have been the subject of countless studies by historians, but very little such work exists in terms of contemporary technologies because these technologies do not necessarily produce historical forms.

Mithraa Gopal rated it liked it Apr 06, If the new, mediated world echoed and reinforced our dismantled reality, maybe, just maybe, one should take advantage of such dismantling, celebrate fragmentation by celebrating the culture of differences, by accelerating and intensifying the loss of afchitecture, of center, of history.

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