Shows underground homes, nomadic and aquatic homes, hill towns, fortified villages, arcades, covered streets, monasteries graineries, and amphitheaters around the world In this book, out of print since 1980, Bernard Rudofsky steps outside ...
Author: Bernard Rudofsky
Publisher: UNM Press
Shows underground homes, nomadic and aquatic homes, hill towns, fortified villages, arcades, covered streets, monasteries graineries, and amphitheaters around the world
Documentation of a participatory project which culminates in a sculptural simulation of a house, constructed in the community Ciudad Bolivar, Colombia, using black and red thread.--Back cover.
An exquisite silk-screen monograph on Sandra Calvo's ephemeral sculpture deconstructing concepts of stability in architecture This publication documents Mexico City-based artist Sandra Calvo's (born 1977) participatory project which culminates in a model of a house, constructed by a community in Colombia using black and red thread--echoed in the book's threaded exposed binding.
" These structures are the work of unsung and often anonymous builders that combine artistic beauty, practical form, and necessity.
Author: John May
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
A wonderfully informative reference on vernacular styles, from adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian yurts and Indonesian stilt houses. This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles, from Irish sod houses to sub-Saharan wattle-and-daub huts and redwoods treehouses. It offers inspiration for home woodworking enthusiasts as well as architects, conservationists, and anyone interested in energy-efficient building and sustainability. The variety and ingenuity of the world’s vernacular building traditions are richly illustrated, and the materials and techniques are explored. With examples from every continent, the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from locally available natural materials, and shows the impressively handmade finished products through diagrams, cross-sections, and photographs. Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially produced materials and specialized tools and techniques, the everyday architecture featured here represents a rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted and beautifully composed structures that are irretrievably "of their place." These structures are the work of unsung and often anonymous builders that combine artistic beauty, practical form, and necessity.
In Archigram: Architecture without Architecture, Simon Sadler argues that Archigram's sense of fun takes its place beside the other cultural agitants of the 1960s, originating attitudes and techniques that became standard for architects ...
Author: Simon Sadler
Publisher: MIT Press
Shortlisted for the 2008 Bruno Zevi Award presented by International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). and Winner, Trade Illustrated Category, 2006 AAUP Book Jacket and Journal Show. In the 1960s, the architects of Britain's Archigram group and Archigram magazine turned away from conventional architecture to propose cities that move and houses worn like suits of clothes. In drawings inspired by pop art and psychedelia, architecture floated away, tethered by wires, gantries, tubes, and trucks. In Archigram: Architecture without Architecture, Simon Sadler argues that Archigram's sense of fun takes its place beside the other cultural agitants of the 1960s, originating attitudes and techniques that became standard for architects rethinking social space and building technology. The Archigram style was assembled from the Apollo missions, constructivism, biology, manufacturing, electronics, and popular culture, inspiring an architectural movement—High Tech—and influencing the postmodern and deconstructivist trends of the late twentieth century. Although most Archigram projects were at the limits of possibility and remained unbuilt, the six architects at the center of the movement, Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron, and Michael Webb, became a focal point for the architectural avant-garde, because they redefined the purpose of architecture. Countering the habitual building practice of setting walls and spaces in place, Archigram architects wanted to provide the equipment for amplified living, and they welcomed any cultural rearrangements that would ensue. Archigram: Architecture without Architecture—the first full-length critical and historical account of the Archigram phenomenon—traces Archigram from its rediscovery of early modernist verve through its courting of students, to its ascent to international notoriety for advocating the "disappearance of architecture."
The title "Architecture Without Architects" summarizes the modern trend where the essence of architecture is often neglected and overcome by aesthetic, ego, and power.
Author: Hansen Sentosa
This portfolio is a manifestation of an ongoing investigation of understanding the agency of architecture in our current built environment. Through illustrations and writings, I elaborated my research and understanding of architecture in the area of my TI (Territory of Investigation) - Architecture and Discourse. It mainly consists of two different studio explorations (ARCH 7712 - Rational Form Making) (ARCH 7113 - Universum Carrousel Journey), and elective courseworks related to my Territory of Investigations (ARCH 6308 - Shinohara Kazuo and Contemporary Arch in Japan) (ARCH 6408 - Robots, Cyborgs, and Architecture) (ARCH 6408 PhotoArch/Collective Fictions) (ARCH 6309 - Principles, Theories, and Elements in Japanese Architecture and Gardens). In the research, I attempt to challenge the idealistic role of architects in defining the future of our built environment. With the advancement of technology, methods of building, and materials in this postmodernism era, certain changes, inventions, and evolution of styles are inevitable. The title "Architecture Without Architects" summarizes the modern trend where the essence of architecture is often neglected and overcome by aesthetic, ego, and power. A phenomenon that leads us to the question of "to what degree is the role of vernacular architecture transpiring in this 21st century, when glass and steel towers proliferate and the homogeneity of urban fabric increases?" Therefore, in this research I would like to explore how architects can adopt the essence of vernacular architecture while still maintaining the integrity and aspects of post-modern architecture. The research is concluded with comprehensive illustrations and supplemental materials of my work to support the respective investigation.
Author: Jean-Francois LejeunePublish On: 2009-12-04
Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s.
Author: Jean-Francois Lejeune
Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternative history of the modern architecture and urbanism of a critical period in the twentieth century.
"Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky" is more than a collection of essays by experts and introduction to the complex concept of architecture and living of a cosmopolitan and unconventional thinker; the rich visual material conveys his philosophy: ...
Author: Bernard Rudofsky
What we need is not a new way of building but a new way of livinga "so the subtitle of one of Rudofskya (TM)s last works. Setting out from the assumption that the design of every single room in a house is based on a physical function: one place to lie the body down to rest, another to take in food, a third to step into a tub to bath, Bernard Rudofsky (1905-88) believed architecture served to stimulate the senses and refine everyday culture. His conception of architecture and design is more topical today than ever. Internationally renowned in his day for the exhibitions he created for MoMA in the 1940s and 1950s, today he is remembered above all for his sharp-tongued, witty writings, which still speak to a broad audience. "Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky" is more than a collection of essays by experts and introduction to the complex concept of architecture and living of a cosmopolitan and unconventional thinker; the rich visual material conveys his philosophy: "I believe that sensory pleasure should take precedence over intellectual pleasure in art and architecture."
Author: Andrea Bocco GuarneriPublish On: 2003-08-26
Known for his bestselling books, "Architecture without Architects”, "Streets for People”, and "The Prodigious Builders”, Bernard Rudofsky (1905–1988) was also a prolific architect, theoretician, and designer.
Author: Andrea Bocco Guarneri
Known for his bestselling books, "Architecture without Architects”, "Streets for People”, and "The Prodigious Builders”, Bernard Rudofsky (1905–1988) was also a prolific architect, theoretician, and designer. His influence in the field of design – and outside it, with his insistence that we look at the diverse forms of human habitation around the world – were enormous. Designer of several landmark exhibitions, artistic and editorial director of various architecture and design journals such as "Domus”, and prolific author, Rudofsky's life and work are chronicled in this first monograph, which includes previously unpublished material and gives a comprehensive and serious understanding of this central figure in twentieth-century design.