[architectural] pliancy, apt

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2008.10.02 08:52
Resisting Formalism
[architectural] Pliancy, apt.
[using] Formalism [as criticism], inapt.
[architectural] Formalism is not altogether inept, however.

2008.10.01 12:06
Resisting Formalism
And there is Stirling's Olivetti reenactment:

Stirling, Wilford, Olivetti Headquarters Milton Keynes, 1971.
more Le Corbusier:

2008.09.30 21:20
Resisting Formalism

having it all: mat, box and blob a la 1963-64

2008.09.29 19:00
On Formalism and Reenactment
1. a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity.
2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact.
3. Mathematics. a body of principles, theorems, or the like, belonging to one subject: number theory.
4. the branch of a science or art that deals with its principles or methods, as distinguished from its practice: music theory.
5. a particular conception or view of something to be done or of the method of doing it; a system of rules or principles.
6. contemplation or speculation.
7. guess or conjecture.
—Synonyms 1. Theory, hypotheses are used in non-technical contexts to mean an untested idea or opinion. A theory in technical use is a more or less verified or established explanation accounting for known facts or phenomena: the theory of relativity. A hypothesis is a conjecture put forth as a possible explanation of phenomena or relations, which serves as a basis of argument or experimentation to reach the truth: This idea is only a hypothesis.
apparent architectural reality: multiple choice
footnote in the [sic] chapter

2008.09.29 11:18
designers as life renovators...
Is it really that difficult to say that the client's happiness is what matters most?
[Is 'happiness' here a euphemism for satisfaction and/or contentment?]

2008.09.29 11:03
On Formalism and Reenactment
I find it hard to see "choosing some theory" as something pure, untaught or noninferential.
"but my end goal is to form a system of thought for this instance that will eradicate the notion of reenactment and render all things acts of continual orginality..."
metamechanic, 2007.11.30 13:57
Reenacting Janus seems to be movement these days.

2008.09.29 08:53
On Formalism and Reenactment
intuition. . .doesn't seem to be the right word.
1. direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
2. a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
3. a keen and quick insight.
4. the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
5. Philosophy. a. an immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined by a previous cognition of the same object.
b. any object or truth so discerned.
c. pure, untaught, noninferential knowledge.
6. Linguistics. the ability of the native speaker to make linguistic judgments, as of the grammaticality, ambiguity, equivalence, or nonequivalence of sentences, deriving from the speaker's native-language competence.
Design seems to be the opposite of intuition. Yes, some design choices can be made intuitively, but designing as a process usually involves at least some reasoning.

2008.09.29 08:20
On Formalism and Reenactment
Replacing "mathematics" with "architecture" or more precisely "modernism" , and perhaps replace "Hilbert" with "Eisenman" (the early days at least), actually does work for the most part. What I find most employable though is the notion of "an introspective field of architecture in which you study what architectures can or cannot achieve."
"Archinect is a unique/great place for architects to meet in cyberspace. There are not all that many other active cyberplaces for architects. I do Quondam as a virtual museum of architecture, and there I strive towards continually producing a museum that a real museum can't or won't be. AMO might find itself more focused with a bulletin that a real bulletin can't or won't be. Isn't that more along the lines of what Koolhaas envisioned AMO to be from the start?"
2005.08.23 09:24

The actuality is that design can be intuitive and/or intellectual or even virtual. Personally, I engage design as a technique.

2008.09.28 17:39
designers as life renovators...
"Is it possible for architects to market themselves as a service that will essentially brand the client?"
2005.05.19 13:16
Kind of like the inverse of this:

2008.09.28 16:35
On Formalism and Reenactment
"Name any current mathematical, scientific or philosophical theory, and there's an architecture that will try to reenact it."
2007.02.18 15:18
meta, "for years" is stretching it a bit, isn't it?
The Architecture of Nimiety: An Abundance of Redundance in Architectural Education, Theory and Practice
Place the following items in chronological order from oldest to youngest.
a. something original
b. reenactment
c. meme
d. tautology
e. then all of the above as something original




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