Author: Lea-Catherine SzackaPublish On: 2019-09-17
In this last text, Frampton searched for an alternative approach towards architecture by defining the specifics of topography, climate, light and tectonics as essential to the art of building. 0This issue of OASE examines the canonical role ...
Author: Lea-Catherine Szacka
Publisher: Nai010 Publishers
Gathering critical rereadings and explorations by practicing architects and theorists, this issue of OASE examines the career of English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton (born 1930), who received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2018 Venice Biennale.
A 2019 issue of Oase. Journal for Architecture (no. 103: “Critical Regionalism Revisited”), edited by Tom Avermaete, Veronique Patteeuw, Hans Teerds, ...
Author: Sebastiaan Loosen
Publisher: Leuven University Press
It is a major challenge to write the history of post-WWII architectural theory without boiling it down to a few defining paradigms. An impressive anthologising effort during the 1990s charted architectural theory mostly via the various theoretical frameworks employed, such as critical theory, critical regionalism, deconstructivism, and pragmatism. Yet the intellectual contours of what constitutes architectural theory have been constantly in flux. It is therefore paramount to ask what kind of knowledge has become important in the recent history of architectural theory and how the resulting figure of knowledge sets the conditions for the actual arguments made. The contributions in this volume focus on institutional, geographical, rhetorical, and other conditioning factors. They thus screen the unspoken rules of engagement that postwar architectural theory ascribed to.