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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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. Theoretical architects — as they were called — wanted to confront the binary oppostions of traditional architecture: Help Center Find new research papers in: 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.

In a mediatized world, this relentless need for change is not necessarily to be understood as negative.

Wichit Horyingsawad rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Any interest in post-structuralist thought and deconstruction stemmed from the fact that they challenged the idea of a single unified set of images, the idea of certainty, and of course, the idea of an identifiable language.

After all, deconstruction is anti-form, anti-hierarchy, anti-structure, the opposite of all that architecture stands for. Their confrontations and combinations of elements may provide us hschumi the event, the shock, that I hope will make the architecture of our cities a turning point in culture and society.

For one architect it had to do with dissimulation, for another, with fragmentation; for yet another, with displacement.


Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi

Interestingly, the specific technologies — air-conditioning or the construction of lightweight structures or computer modes of calculation — have yet to be theorized in architectural culture. Brian rated it really liked it Jan 01, The experience of such anxiety was an experience of defamiliarization, of un-zu-hause-sein, of unheimlichkeit, of the uncanny. Disjunctoin all, what would happen to insurance premiums and to reputations if the building collapsed?

Just as there is a logic of words or of drawings, there is a logic of materials, and they are not the same.

Feb 20, Devin rated it really liked it. No more masterplans, no more locating in a fixed place, but a new heterotopia. Refresh and try again. Time, Culture and Identity: Still, for over a century, and especially in the past twenty years, we have seen the beginning of such questioning.

We find superimposition used quite remarkably in Peter Eisenman’s work, where the overlays for his Romeo and Juliet project pushed literary and philosophical parallels to extremes. I do not believe it is possible, nor does it make sense, to design buildings that formally attempt to blur traditional structures, that is, that display forms that lie somewhere between abstraction and figuration, or between structure and ornament, or that are cut-up and dislocated for esthetic reasons.

Bernard Tschumi is an architect, writer, and architectuge, commonly associated with deconstructivism. Yet if I was to examine both my own work of this time and that of my colleagues, I would say that both grew out of a critique of architecture, of the nature of architecture.

It is my contention that far from being a field suffering from the incapability of questioning its structures and foundations, it is the field where the greatest discoveries will take place in the next century. He was dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture from to The Turning Point My own work in the s constantly reiterated that there was no architecture without event, no architecture without action, without activities, fisjunction functions.


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We have also seen that to endorse this logic means that any work is interchangeable with any other, just as we accelerate the shedding of the skin of a dormitory and replace it archiyecture another.

Touhidul Islam Moulik rated it liked it Nov 10, The same could be said of much of Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of film montage.

I would like to point out that Benjamin’s analysis corresponds exactly to the historical and philosophical dilemma of architecture. Goodreads helps you keep track disuunction books you want to read.

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Marga Bauza rated it really liked it Mar 10, These texts are revolutionary, traversing the entire field of architecture while remaining engrossing and highly readable. 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.

If the prevalent ideology was one of familiarity — familiarity with known images, derived from s modernism or eighteenth century classicism — maybe one’s role was to defamiliarize.