Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995

Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995 This sketch represents an early conceptual design for the Exploration Place Science Center and Children’s Museum in Wichita, Kansas. The project is a one hundred square foot building of galleries, theaters, and exhibit space. It is located in downtown Wichita where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas … Sigue leyendo

Contribuciones: Jacobo García-Germán. Unfinished Manifesto

Unfinished Manifesto Unfinished is not a material but a cultural condition. Unfinished measures the success of architecture inasmuch architecture is unfinished because it becomes a collective concern, it turns collective. This process of collectivization, in architecture, is facilitated by certain devices and obstructed by others. It is enhanced when architecture steps back and reveals its … Sigue leyendo

Food for Thought: Why Art Has the Power to Change the World By Olafur Eliasson

Food for Thought: Why Art Has the Power to Change the World By Olafur Eliasson One of the great challenges today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others and by global issues like climate change, even when we could easily do something to help. We do not feel strongly enough that … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 001: Grandfather Wall House by John Hejduk 1966-76

Teorema 001: Grandfather Wall House by John Hejduk 1966-76 The drawings of John Hejduk are of particular interest in their attempt to revivify the mystical modernist faith in the meaning of abstract spatial signals by matching the convention of pictorial flatness to the ground plan of architecture. The drawing thereby enforces in the imagination spatial perceptions which … Sigue leyendo

Food for Thought: Manifesto by Lebbeus Woods

Food for Thought: Manifesto By Lebbeus Woods Architecture and war are not incompatible. Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit in, who have no home, no family, no … Sigue leyendo

Understanding Architecture To Understand Architecture. Thoughts on advanced architecture teaching.

Understanding Architecture To Understand Architecture. Thoughts on advanced architecture teaching. The usual way of living in our society has led us to a way of thinking that entangles us in a constant, never-ending web of changes. The consequences of destroying the past, with the traditional role of anchor and fixer of knowledge and customs it … Sigue leyendo

Food for Thought: Faces of Democratic Deficit by Slavoj Žižek

Food for Thought: Faces of Democratic Deficit By Slavoj Žižek Sometimes faces become symbols – not of the strong individuality of their bearers but of the anonymous forces behind them. Was not the stupidly smiling face of Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, the symbol of the EU’s brutal pressure on Greece? Recently, the international … Sigue leyendo

Contribuciones: Manuel Gausa. Decalogues For A New Informational Era (3/3). Heptalogue : Multi-Cities; Prospective Program

Decalogues For A New Informational Era (3/3) Heptalogue : Multi-Cities; Prospective Program From the city as a formal model to the city as an informational system We can, thus, define a new action prospective program that has not only promoted, but continues driving, investigations, searches and strategies associated with this new dynamic, complex and informational … Sigue leyendo

Contribuciones: Manuel Gausa. Decalogues For A New Informational Era (2/3). Decalogue 2: Urban Cha(Lle)Nges

Decalogues For A New Informational Era (2/3) Decalogue 2: Urban Cha(Lle)Nges These new informational changes of paradigms (and their main-vectors of propositional strategies and design: dynamism/evolutivity; complexity/simultaneity; diversity/plurality; transversality/connectivity; interaction/interchange) have direct translations in our lecture and interpretation of our contemporary urban structures and in the conception of the city as a new kind of … Sigue leyendo

Contribuciones: Manuel Gausa. Decalogues For A New Informational Era (1/3). Decalogue 1: Changes Of Paradigms

Decalogues For A New Informational Era (1/3) Decalogue 1: Changes Of Paradigms 1– The last few decades have confirmed the evidence of a spectacular change of scale –and thinking– in the definition of our spaces of exchange and sociability –of our own habitats– linked with the exponential increase in mobility, (hiper)connectivity and long-distance communication, the … Sigue leyendo