Tag: Jacques Derrida

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

The space of the absence | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-03-2015 No Comments

The space of the absence | Marcelo Gardinetti

The critical position that some architects adopted in the last decades of the 20th century to attack the historicist character of the postmodern architecture, was sustained by a theoretical complex reasoning that was represented of multidisciplinary concepts arisen from the posestructuralismo, principally from Jacques Derrida’s texts. These architectural reflections investigate the definition of the physical space by means of a […]

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
29-12-2014 No Comments

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

One of the possible origins of a certain revival contextualista might relapse, as affirms Eduard Bru, in the fact that the place1 has happened to be more interesting something, more active and propositivo, while city and geography, they have been mixed ineluctablemente, offering an environment much more inciting than the strictly urban one which we were having a decade behind.2 […]

Antiarchitecture and Deconstrucción. The victory of the Nihilism
11-07-2014 No Comments

Antiarchitecture and Deconstrucción. The victory of the Nihilism

Nikos Salíngaros is the theoretical one of the architecture; one of the poquísimos contemporary thinkers of whom it is possible to say such a thing. Salíngaros has constructed, with Christopher Alexander and other colleagues, a theory of the architecture that comes to scientific concepts to clarify how they are the buildings that the users perceive as agreeable and ‘human’ environments. […]

A Question of Qualities
01-11-2013 No Comments

A Question of Qualities

A Question of Qualities is a collection of eleven articles and short essays from American critic Jeffrey Kipnis (1951) on some of the most renowned architects today. The texts, written between 1990 and 2008, but not presented chronologically, address -and overflow- key aspects of current architecture. For many people, the name of Jeffrey Kipnis remains associated with Peter Eisenman and […]