Available in: Paperback. Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture. In “Architecture and Disjunction,” a collection of essays, Bernard Tschumi, the dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and. 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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Crossprogramming Architecture has always been as much about the event that takes place in a space as about the space itself. Be the first to ask a question about Architecture and Disjunction.

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Click here to sign up. Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi’s essays from tois a lucid and provocative analysis of txchumi of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over the past two decades — from deconstructive theory to recent concerns with the notions of event and program.

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Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi

Superimposition became a key device. Strategy is a key word in architecture today. Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi.

Marga Bauza rated it really liked it Mar 10, Social critics regularly question the image, yet rarely question the apparatus, the frame. The event is the 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. Just as there is a logic of words or of drawings, there is a logic of materials, and they are not the same.

Architecture and Disjunction

Touhidul Islam Moulik rated it liked it Nov 10, The very heterogeneity of the definition of architecture — space, action, and movement — makes it into that event, that place of tschuumi, or that place of the invention of ourselves. The Moment of Complexity: Sep 15, Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference Shelves: Although the architects concerned might not profess an inclination towards the exploration of new technologies, such work usually took advantage of contemporary technological developments.


Tokyo and New York only appear chaotic. Taylor Limited preview – But what does this hierarchy mean today, when the structure often remains the same — an endlessly repetitive disjuncyion neutralized grid?

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Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. Mithraa Gopal rated it liked it Apr 06, In many ways, the esthetic experience, according to Benjamin, consisted of keeping defamiliarization alive, as contrasted archtiecture its opposite — familiarization, security, geborgenheit.

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.

Raymond rated it really liked it Jun 10, 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.

Feb 20, Devin rated it really liked it. Under Tschumi, architecture schintillates in a magnificent, engrossing supernova integration critical theory, literature, art, deconstruction, archetype, sociolinguistics, Bataille’s erotic sublime. Diving into this great blue Rotonda pool — a part of the shock.

If shock can no longer be produced by the succession and juxtaposition of facades and lobbies, maybe it can be produced by the juxtaposition of events that take place behind these facades in these spaces.

Hence, in works like The Manhattan Transcripts, the definition of architecture could not be form or walls, but had to be the combination of heterogeneous and incompatible terms. Sheetrock columns that do not touch the ground are not structural, they are ornament.


He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions. Bob rated it it was amazing Nov 27, The condition of New York and the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.

I really like an essay in this book called “The Pleasure of Architecture,” written in Bader Alshawaf rated it really liked it Aug 02, 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.

Wichit Horyingsawad rated it it was amazing Mar 24, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Their confrontations and combinations of elements may provide us with the event, the shock, that I hope will make the architecture of our cities a turning point in culture and society.

The architect is not meant to question structure. He was dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture from to My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Just as important is the spatialization that goes with the event. Johnathon Evans rated it really liked it Dec 12, You cannot design a new definition of cities and their architecture. Regardless of whether they are the result of chance combinations, or are due to the pressure of ever-rising land prices, such non-causal relationships between form and function, or space and action go beyond poetic confrontations of unlikely bedfellows.

By definition, it is the place of the combination of disjunctkon. Again, to quote Nietzsche: To quote Leon Battista Alberti: Isabel Malta rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Tmack44 rated it liked it Jul 21,