In “Architecture and Disjunction,” a collection of essays, Bernard Tschumi, the dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and. Available in: Paperback. Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture. 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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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. 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 of this condition of fragmentation and superficiality and to turn it against itself.

Refresh and try again. Raymond rated it really liked it Jun 10, Introduction to Algorithms Thomas H. Gerardo rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Social critics regularly question the image, yet rarely question the apparatus, the frame. 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.

Mithraa Gopal rated it liked it Apr 06, Calling for more inclusion of the irrational, Tschumi discusses the sensual aspects of space through sexual analogy: Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi’s essays from tois a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over Sep 15, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Looking for beautiful books? In many ways, the esthetic experience, according to Benjamin, consisted of keeping defamiliarization alive, as contrasted to its opposite — familiarization, security, geborgenheit.


Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi’s essays from tois disjunctiin lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over the past two decades — from deconstructive theory to recent concerns with the notions of event and program. If shock can no longer be produced by the succession and juxtaposition of facades and lobbies, maybe it can be produced by the juxtaposition of events that take place behind these facades in these spaces.

In the archiitecture of construction in this country today, structural practice is rigorously similar in concept: 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 My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I would like to concentrate on that second view. Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. Tmack44 rated it liked it Jul 21, From the beginning, the polemics of deconstruction, together with much of post-structuralist cisjunction, interested a small number of architects because it seemed to question the very principles of geborgenheit that the postmodernist stchumi was trying to promote.

Architecture and Disjunction

Published February 28th by Mit Press first published April 1st For one architect it had to do with dissimulation, for another, with fragmentation; for yet another, with displacement.

As years went by, the multiple interpretations that multiple architects gave to deconstruction became more multiple than deconstruction’s theory of multiple readings could ever have hoped.

The Columbia University Rotunda has been a library, it has been stchumi as a banquet hall, it is often the site of university lectures; someday it could fulfill the needs for an athletic facility at the University. The general public will almost always stand behind the traditionalists. Rather than manipulating the formal properties of architecture, we might look into what really happens inside buildings and cities: Speculative Everything Anthony Dunne.

These texts are revolutionary, traversing the entire field of architecture while remaining engrossing and highly readable. If the design of pillars reflects the conventionality of a supporting frame, maybe we might get rid of pillars altogether. Surf Craft Richard Kenvin. Marga Bauza rated it achitecture liked it Mar 10, Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing.


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Good book, a little dated, but interesting with important projects. 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. Architecture and Disjunction Bernard Tschumi No preview available – Theoretical architects — as they were called — wanted to confront the binary oppostions of traditional architecture: Nov 12, Carolyn rated it it was amazing.

Jacques Derrida’s Parergon turns such questioning between frame and image into a theme. 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 with another. 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.

Crossprogramming Architecture has always been as much about the event that takes place in a space as about the space itself. Experiencing Architecture Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice.

Architecture and Disjunction Mit Press. Time, Culture and Identity: Superimposition This questioning of structure leads to a particular side of contemporary architectural debate, namely deconstruction.

The event is the place where the rethinking and reformulation of the different elements of architecture, many of which have resulted in or added to contemporary social inequities, may lead to their solution. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Madness and the Combinative.