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Transcript of Visionary Architecture
Samuel Bedford Diller and Scofidio Bio.. "Slow House" - They were a architectural practice that started in 1979, and still designing and creating buildings to this day.
-They both get there inspiration from:
The two founding members where, Elizabeth Diller and her Architectural tutor Ricardo Scofidio.
- In 2004 were joined by Renfro. About the house Location: Long Island, New York Date: 1990 Client: Koji Itakura Layout View "In a sence, this digital view competes with or even perfects the actual view" "a door that leads to a window" Layout 2 Late 1980's My Views Lebbeus Woods Bio About the house's High House Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia San Francisco Project Wave House Fault House Shard House Slip House High House History Of Location His project is located on the site of old Tobacco Factory
The city was at war from 1992 to 1995 and was heavily damaged
It is Located between Croatia and Montenegro and is the capital of Bosnia. Concept "The House rises into the air to represent falling mortar shells" Lebbeus Woods was born in 1940, in Lansing Michigan.
He is described as a "revolutionary, experimental and theoretical architect"
Woods' work is primarily focused on theorizing architecture in places in crisis.
He was trained in architecture and engineering at the University of Illinois Site Elevations. To the right is a section through on of Woods, high house.
As you Can see there is no real Structure to the building, there is no definition betweenthe floors and the rooms.
All the Floors seem to be slanted and non level.
There is a weird sleeping, viewing quarter in the building..
All this Shows why he is a concept architects and why this style of building was never created Other Examples of His Work in Sarajevo. San Fransisco Projects. Location Structure Style of Lebbeus Woods. Conclusion Almost Masking up the fact that they have been part of the war which goes against everything that he stands for. Concept Architect Always Creates buildings and structures but never actually makes them, he makes scale models of them but never to the correct scale. Early 1990's ‘Future Systems’ Architectural practice
Created another take on high technology mobile architecture
Founded by Jan Kaplicky and David Nixon
Future systems developed a series of houses and offices from 1979 - 1986 Jan Kaplicky 1937 – 2009
Created the famous Selfridges building in Birmingham He is known as a Britain’s first ‘space architect’ and he now works with NASA and the European Space Agency.
Co-founder of Future Systems David Nixon ‘Peanut House’ 1984
Built for 2 people
It can be moved and manipulated to suit the user. For example it can face the sun for warmth, or it can face a scenic view Coop Himmelblau Wolf Prix
Michael Holzer ‘Open House’ 1983
They created this building from fast sketches and scribbles, often ‘blind sketches’, which was the genesis for the development of the final scheme ‘Open House’ The final result was seen by architectural critic Michael Sorkin to ‘devolve structurally on single improbable thin seeming columns. The single column is a fluttering butterfly (shape).’
The columns and shapes are an expression of risk being flaunted in the aesthetics of the house Gunter
Mechanical Materials H.R.Giger Drawings Zentralsparkasse Materials Shape Interior 'Stone House' No Limits Experimental Designed
Piece by Piece Peter Eisenman Archigram and other '60s groups indicated that the meaning of architecture had been lost and as a result wasn't effective anymore Peter Eisenman believed that visionary design could help revitalise Architecture as it allows an individual to explore the possibilities within Architecture Peter Eisenman believed that architecture conditioned by 'Composition' was drenched in a tired and inappropriate history Therefore he believed that 'Decomposition' was a theory that could bring architecture back to life House X late 1960-early 1970's Peter Eisenmans theory of 'Decomposition' was introduced in House X and for this project he was inspired by the use of Typography Eisenman saw the evolution of his decomposed objects as non-linear and as not to be perceived by the reader as a progression along times arrow It has a very unique layout, at the front of the house it is only wide enough for a door, but then opens up to a full length "picture wall" which is a full wall of glass.
This creates a view through the house so that when you enter your eye line is taken through the slow curve of the building and to the full length glass wall. The view is captured by a digital camera that records through out the day and night,
It is then played back through a projector into the main living space
This image can then be transferred into any room in the house so you always have the illusion of a sea view
This is so that when there is bad weather the occupant of the house can watch a nice sunny day rather than looking out into blackness of a thunderstorm and play the day time image through the night. The house has been turned upside down with the main living area on the top, and all the bedrooms on the ground floor.
This creates a very open plan living space with no interior walls on the second floor, this doesn't give the client much privacy but also lets you have a view of the window from where ever you are in the house.
on the ground floor it is different, with all the rooms been divided up into different bedrooms and bathrooms that all fit into the smooth curve of the building. Personally i don't like the house, i don't like the open plan living and the shape of the building.
By the shape it creates lots of unused spaces, and because of the lack of windows in the ground floor bedrooms, i get the feeling that it would be dark and dingy. Woods is a Visual architect, where non of his designs or models where actually created. Alberto Perez-Gomez Neil Denari "...demonstrates a rare precociousness that has stood him out as one ahead of his time" Ben Nicholson "The loaf house was a project to try to understand all of the facets of life and the absurdities of it in one place - Where you have one object, one building and one form." Loaf House "Is This a Proposal for a real house?
Or is this a purely polemical virtual house?
Or is it both? http://www.coop-himmelblau.at/
http://www.amazon.com/Polyphilo-Forest-Revisited-Epiphany-Architecture/dp/026216129X Conclusion Experemental
Ahead of their times
Many Never built or inhabitable
Conceptual Lebbeus Woods next project was to be in San Francisco, another crisis stricken area.
Located on the destructive "San Andreas Fault" The structure of these house's/buildings are to be able to with stand the features of a natural disaster, weather it be flooding or a earthquake.
Because of this they don't have many if not any structural interior walls, this allows the building to flex with the shocks.
This can be related to Diller and Scofidio "slow house" and is a common feature is all of his work. Because he is only a concept architect, he has free reins to play with the structure of the building and create interesting shapes and forms. I Like The whole concept of the Sarajevo Project, building the city back up after it was so heavily damaged area
Also the San Francisco Project, as he has taken the problems from the locations and designed buildings to suit these difficulty.
But at the end of the day i don't see the point in designing something that will not have a purpose, it wont ever be built and is there simply as a drawing on a drawing board Favorite Building My favorite building is the Wave house, this is because it represents the water flowing out of the san Francisco bay. It looks just like a rigidity old board walk, but in the same time creates interesting angles and shapes with in the building. Overview They pushed the boundaries
A lot of money spent
Futuristic "...permit domestic life to drift across each others paths."