onsdag 22. mars 2017

Arkitektur-artikler

  • Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist', two new books on French architect claim
  • A video about why so much modern art is just so bad, with artist Robert Florczak: "For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed."
  • West Corby med Knut M. Nord; gruppediskusjon hos Arkitekturopprøret.
  • Calling for an Architecture That Connects Us to Our Bodies, by Nikos A. Salingaros: “That’s a problem. Not with access to our results, because whoever seeks them can find them on the web, but in using them once they discover them. Christopher Alexander and I provide working tools, design methods, typologies, checklists, etc. that can help a practitioner to produce adaptive buildings. All those tools are available for free or for the price of a book. But today’s architects are not trained to apply these analytical tools; they only know how to copy images. And I refuse to give them images to copy, because that misses the whole point of originality and adaptation. Thinking strictly in terms of images misses the human aspects of the building, ignores the users, their feelings, their long-term health. Architects have to retrain themselves to think analytically. And, for a discipline that was devastated of inherited knowledge and has run for decades using almost no design intelligence, the depth of our results can be overwhelming.” 
  • Sussman on Corbu’s autism
  • Edges, shapes and patterns!

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