Bernard Tschumi – Six Concepts Excerpt from Architecture and Disjunction CONCEPT I: Technologies of Defamiliarization In the mids small pockets of . 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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Architecture was seen as the combination of spaces, events, and movements without any hierarchy or precedence among these concepts. Roland Barthes’ Structural Analysis of Narratives was fascinating in this respect, for it could be directly transposed both in spatial and programmatic sequence.

This shock factor was what allowed an image to stand out: As opposed to nostalgic attempts to restore an impossible continuity of streets and plazas, this research implies making an event out of urban shock, intensifying and accelerating urban experience through clash and disjunction.

Time, Culture and Identity: 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. What a wonderful swimming pool the Rotunda would be! Nov 12, Carolyn rated it it was amazing. I take this detour through technology because technology is inextricably linked to our contemporary condition: Refresh and try again.

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Architecture and Disjunction

You may think I’m being facetious, but in today’s world where railway stations become museums and churches become nightclubs, a point is being made: Johnathon Evans rated it really liked it Dec 12, Architecture and Disjunction Bernard Tschumi No preview available – He argues for focusing on our immediate cultural situation, which is distinguished by a new postindustrial “unhomeliness” reflected in tschuml ad hoc erection of buildings with multipurpose program s.

Architecture is not an illustrative art; it does not illustrate theories.

View all 6 comments. 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.


Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. Under Tschumi, architecture schintillates in a magnificent, engrossing supernova integration aechitecture theory, literature, art, deconstruction, archetype, sociolinguistics, Bataille’s erotic sublime.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In the Transcripts the distinction between structure or frameform or spaceevent or functionbody or movementand fiction or narrative was systematically blurred through superimposition, collision, distortion, fragmentation, and so forth.

Touhidul Islam Moulik rated it liked it Nov 10, As years went by, the idsjunction interpretations that multiple architects gave to deconstruction became more multiple than deconstruction’s theory of multiple readings could ever have hoped. Log In Sign Up. After all, what would happen to insurance premiums and to reputations if the building collapsed? The condition of New York and the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.

This unlikely combination of events and spaces was charged with subversive capabilities, for it challenged both the function and the space.

Architecture and Disjunction – Bernard Tschumi – Google Books

Madness and the Combinative. Published February 28th by Mit Press first published April 1st 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.

Theoretical architects — as they were called — wanted to confront the binary oppostions of traditional architecture: You cannot design a new definition of cities and their architecture. Calling for more inclusion of the irrational, Tschumi discusses the sensual aspects of space through sexual analogy: 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.

Trivia About Architecture and Function does not follow form, form does not follow function — or fiction for that matter — however, they certainly interact.

The structure must be stable, otherwise the edifice collapses — the edifice, that is, both the building and the entire edifice of thought.


dosjunction Account Options Sign in. Crossprogramming Architecture has archjtecture been as much about the event that takes place in a space as about the space itself. The Columbia University Rotunda has been a library, it has been used 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 Pleasure of Architecture. Isabel Malta rated it it was amazing Archigecture 19, Gerardo rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Although the architects concerned might not profess an inclination towards the exploration of new technologies, such work usually took advantage of contemporary technological developments. Marga Bauza rated it really liked it Mar 10, And however much they are subverted, something ultimately resists.

The increase in change and superficiality also means a weakening of architecture as a form of domination, power, and authority, as it historically has been in the last six thousand years.

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

Bernard Tschumi

References to this book Time, Culture and Identity: Such a concept is quite different from the project of the modern movement, which sought the affirmation of certainties in a unified utopia as opposed to our current questioning of multiple, fragmented, dislocated terrains.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. By understanding the nature of our contemporary circumstances and the media processes that accompany them, architects possess the possibility of constructing conditions that will create a new city and new relationships between spaces and events. The event is disunction 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.