Crucial Words: Conditions for Contemporary Architecture by Gert Wingårdh, Rasmus Wærn

By Gert Wingårdh, Rasmus Wærn

The stipulations during which present-day structure is produced are partially neighborhood and singular and in part worldwide and common. realizing modern structure capability realizing all of those points. What are the pivotal themes?

Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Swedenâs so much energetic architect and its best-known structure critic, requested themselves this question and made a range of roughly fifty phrases and ideas, together with Branding, Collaborators, company, hope, destiny, daily, decoration, and Wheelchair. the result's a truly targeted dictionary with funny illustrations and unique articles through fascinating protagonists akin to Denise Scott Brown, Kenneth Frampton, Massimiliano Fuksas, Hans Ibelings, Peter Blundell Jones, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Juhani Pallasmaa, Joseph Rykwert, Jaime Salazar, Axel Sowa, and Wilfried Wang. a different spotlight is the textual content by means of Nobel laureate Ohran Pamuk.

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The differences between Iceland and Romania, or between Portugal and Finland, are – and for the moment are likely to remain – considerable. Furthermore, Europe is neither a constant entity nor a coherent phenomenon. The borders of the continent are changeable, and its history has unfolded and developed differently in each geographical area, each country, and within some countries even in each region. The background and composition of the population, social relations, political systems, economic structures, and divisions between rich and poor vary widely throughout Europe.

This may sound obvious, but even so it is specific to our way of doing the job. Within the project, information and dialogue are keywords. All knowledge concerning the project must be available to everyone in the group. This demands a disregard of prestige and a common image of the project and its implementation. This target picture is the most important thing for the architect in charge to formulate, preserve and ensure throughout the project. Disregard of prestige means acceptance of the fact that the best ideas are not necessarily one’s own.

The module is consistent horizontally and vertically, roughly three feet by six feet. The container, thus, is simple and unassuming, although incredibly sophisticated in its detailing and craft. Inside the pavilions is a world of dynamic space. Because most of the panels slide, and all spaces are fluid, and any vestige of a static architectural world has been banished. Equilibrium reigns, as does an overall sense of tranquility. Yet it is a living architecture, nonetheless. Shoji panels modulate congress with the garden, at times occluding certain vistas, on other occasions heightening their effect.

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