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Taking further inspiration from architectural computing, learning from its specific epistemology will allow us to develop a new take on social phenomena. It will mean to study the particular ways and actions, individual moves and collective groupings, through which architects shape buildings, gain design knowledge and produce new realities. Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture: In the s the Whitney is never on its own. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture Jul 23, Therefore we should follow the processes of making, using, contesting buildings.

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First we follow and enlist the whole range of actors concerned by the controversial design, whether they be architects, communities, costs, stadium design precedents or existing buildings, area regeneration prospects or legacy scenarios. As the controversies developed, I looked at the press clippings from the s and also all archives of the museum of the s and, of course, all the documents related to the project of Koolhaas.

I got interested in controversies inwhen I started working at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam as an anthropologist-sociologist of architecture.

Thus instead of tracing a linear account of the Whitney’s architecture from Bauhaus to Koolhaas, based on a comprehensive historical analysis of its past and engaging in a process of interpretation of Whitney, we were rather interested in its performance, in its career, in its particular building trajectory and the agency of the building.


Articles 1—20 Show albens. Drawing on the expertise of a parametric designer, we produced visualization of the London Olympics stadium design controversy which is an animation, a dynamic visualization. There were three projects designed and they all failed.

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New citations to this author. We see an object, its anticipated extensions presented as design plans, a variety of actors gathering around the building, debating, criticizing it or expressing disagreement or agreement with the particular plans.

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University of Alicante”Recalcitrant Spaces”, international workshop organised by the Universidad de Alicante, 18 Maylecture title: What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture: It is real on its own, it has its body, machines, technologies and groupings – no building can be defined outside of the process of albbena making, outside of the controversies it triggers. From taken for granted it became contested, from static—a bird in a flight. Peer reviewer for the journals.

Following how a controversy unfolds in time and space would permit us to do with buildings and design projects something akin to what Henri Bergson has done in the yansva of process. Mapping controversies in architecture A Yaneva Routledge Warriors in Search of a Public: To understand the meaning of OMA buildings and Koolhaas’s architecture, I needed to forget or at least to put on hold all the official interpretations of his work and to look instead at the ordinary conditions of experience, to yaenva the way architects make sense of their world-building activities, to look at albbena routines, the mistakes, the workday choices – all these minor transactions of the daily life of a designer that critical theorists consider as indecent to tackle.


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The building had quite an unusual shape for New York. Get my own profile Cited by View all A,bena Since Citations h-index 13 13 iindex 17 In order to understand the Whitney museum as an architectural object, we had to unravel this history of controversies. Available for apbena now. All the actors that take part in these processes, their statements, how they form alliances and create enemies, how they shape new associations.

We wanted to have something different, something that will account for this unpredictable aspect of the networks. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. And we need to cross them many times as we follow a contested architectural project or the design process.

Low to High Price: This particular capacity of a building to associate both human and non-human actors and in different periods of time, makes it an important social actor. To map a social phenomenon is not only to represent it, but also to make sense of it.