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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After all, deconstruction is anti-form, anti-hierarchy, anti-structure, the opposite of all that architecture stands for. Although the architects concerned might not profess an inclination towards the exploration of new technologies, such work usually took advantage of contemporary technological developments.

Architecture and Disjunction

Feb 20, Devin rated it really liked it. Bader Alshawaf rated it really liked it Aug 02, Architecture is not about the conditions of tsschumi, but about the design of conditions that will dislocate the most traditional and regressive aspects of our society and simultaneously reorganize these elements in the most liberating way, where our experience becomes the experience of events organized and strategized through architecture.

Bob rated it it was amazing Nov 27, 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.


But what does this hierarchy mean today, when the structure often remains the same — an endlessly repetitive and neutralized grid? 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 certainty, of center, of history.

Architecture is not an illustrative art; it does not illustrate theories. This will not happen by imitating the past and eighteenth century disjundtion. My notes from college about the essay say things like “eroticism is pleasure of excess, not excess of pleasure, and architectural eroticism is a more subtle concept than saying skyscrapers are phallic.

Bernard Tschumi

I would like to concentrate on that second view. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions.

Instead, they mark the appearance of a new urban structure, a new urbanity. Architecture not as spaces but as activity and potentials.

Carolina Cancerinadewi rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well tschkmi for his writing and his practice. No trivia or quizzes yet. Madness and the Combinative. Strategy is a key word in architecture today.

Social critics regularly question the image, yet rarely question the apparatus, the frame. And however much they are subverted, something ultimately resists. Architecture and Disjunction Mit Press. Dining function in the Rotunda form is not quite equivalent to reading or swimming in it.


Architecture and Disjunction – Bernard Tschumi – Google Books

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Function does not follow form, form does not follow function — or fiction for that matter — however, they certainly interact.

The Turning Point My own work in the s constantly reiterated that there was no architecture without event, no architecture without action, without activities, without functions.

Regardless of whether they are the result of chance combinations, or are due to the pressure of ever-rising land prices, such non-causal relationships between form and function, or space and action tschuki beyond poetic confrontations of unlikely bedfellows. Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing.

Brian rated it really liked it Jan 01, View all 6 comments. Good book, a little dated, but interesting with important projects.