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Event-cities 3: concept vs. context vs. content. Tschumi Containing examples from recent projects by Bernard Tschumi, ‘Event-Cities 3’ describes how More. Get this from a library! Event-cities 3. [Bernard Tschumi]. Available in: Paperback. How concept, context, and content interact in architecture; provocative examples from recent projects by Bernard.

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Summary “In Event-Cities 3, Bernard Tschumi explores the complex and productive triangulation of architectural concept, context, and content. Customers who bought this item also bought.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. The experience of the May uprisings and the activities of the Situationist International oriented Tschumi’s approach to design studios and seminars he taught at the Architectural Association in London during the early s.

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Open to the public. Aleksandra rated it it was amazing Oct 09, This is a must have for any architect or aspiring architecture student! Get to Know Us. Open to the public R N Since the s, Tschumi has argued that there is no fixed relationship between architectural form and the events that take place within it.

Ante Pirc rated it really liked it Jan 22, Ian Mac aodha rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Architecture and Event explores the tension between the rational systems by which buildings are necessarily designed and the constant transformation of these buildings by the changing events within them. Girish rated it liked it Dec 16, He claimed that architecture by nature is fundamentally useless, setting it apart from “building”. Against the context ciyies movement of the s and s, which called for architecture to blend in with its surroundings, Tschumi argues that buildings may or may not conform to their settings—but that the decision should always be strategic.


For example, Superstudioone such branch of theoretically oriented architectural postmodernists, began to produce ironic, unrealizable projects such as the Continuous Monument project, which functioned as counter design and critique of the existing architecture culture, suggesting the end of architecture’s capacity to effect change on an urban or cultural scale.

At the urban scale in such projects as the Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in Tourcoing, France, and the architecture school at Marne la Vallee, France both completedlarger spaces challenge normative program sequence and accepted use.

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In the new Acropolis Museum, for example, Tschumi looks at the interaction of the concept–a simple and precise museum with the clarity of ancient Greek buildings–with the context its location at the base of the Acropolis, feet from the Parthenon and the content, which incorporates archaeological excavations on the building site into the fabric of the museum.

Tschumi’s work in the later s was refined through evenf he taught at the Architectural Association and projects such as The Screenplays and The Manhattan Transcripts and evolved from montage techniques taken from film and techniques of the nouveau roman. Office Projects Publications News Contact. Tschumi provides many sketches to show the necessary rigor and logical progression of design developement.

Return to Book Page. Check copyright status Cite this Title Event-cities 3: Apr 06, Paul rated it it was amazing. He has taught at the Architectural Association, London —80 ; at the Princeton University School of Architecture—81 ; and at The Cooper Union School of Architecture —83 ; in he won the international competition for the construction of Parc de la Villette.

English Choose a language for shopping. Through documentation of recent projects—including the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, a campus athletic center in Cincinnati, museums in Sao Paolo, New York, and Antwerp, concert halls in France, and a speculative urban project in Beijing—Tschumi examines different ways that conceptcontextand content relate to each other in his work.


Above all, he suggests that the activity of architecture is less about the making of forms than the investigation and materialization of concepts. If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations.

We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. The Tokyo National Theater and Opera House project continued the research that Tschumi began in The Manhattan Transcripts, importing notational techniques from experimental dance and musical scores, and using the design process itself to challenge habitual ways of thinking about space, in contrast to earlier static, two dimensional representational techniques which delineated the outline of a building but not the intensity of life within it.

Lists What are lists? Tschumi’s first notable project was the Parc de la Villettea competition project he won in The ethical and political imperatives that inform his work emphasize the establishment of a proactive architecture which non-hierarchically engages balances of power through programmatic and spatial devices.

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This monography of Tschumi is very interesting and show well the conceptual approach in his works. Related Publication Event-Cities 2. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

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