What is Deconstructivism?

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Tschumi's Parc de la Villette . Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Tschumi's Parc de la Villette . Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

If we define “deconstructivism” (although it is not a verified word in the dictionary), it literally translates to the breaking down, or demolishing of a constructed structure, whether it being for structural reasons or just an act of rebellion. It is perhaps for this  this reason that many misunderstand the Deconstructivist movement.

Deconstructivism is, in fact, not a new architecture style, nor is it an avant-garde movement against architecture or society. It does not follow “rules” or acquire specific aesthetics, nor is it a rebellion against a social dilemma. It is the unleashing of infinite possibilities of playing around with forms and volumes. 

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I Will Be With You, Whatever / Studio Morison

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© Rainer Viertlböck © Rainer Viertlböck
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Oliver Christen

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Oliver Christen
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Binder Single family house . Tegerfelden Oliver Christen Architekten . photos: © Valentin Jeck . © Oliver Christen Architekten . + world-architects Das moderne, pavillonartige Wohnhaus der Familie Binder befindet sich in der Ortsbildschutzzone der Gemeinde Tegerfelden. Das Haus wird gebildet durch ein Dach, das auf wenigen Stützen aufliegt. Dabei … Continue reading Oliver Christen
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Social Inequality, As Seen From The Sky

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Kya Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes Kya Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa. Image © Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes

Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of income and access to education, health, sanitation, and infrastructure generate ruptures more or less visible - although drastically felt.

Although a daily reality for some, socio-spatial inequalities can often go unnoticed. Photographer Johnny Miller states, "Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground... Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings." Miller's photo series 'Unequal Scenes' seeks "to portray the most 'Unequal Scenes' in [the world] as objectively as possible."

Miller's aerial photographs taken from a drone highlight ruptures in physical space. The photographer began his project in Johannesburg, South Africa where he photographed the scars of apartheid. 

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Fujimoto . COLDEFY

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2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · New courthouse . Lille Sou Fujimoto Architects . COLDEFY & Associates . renders: © MIR The agencies Sou Fujimoto Architects and Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban planners ended finalist of the competition for the future building that will host the high and district courts of Lille. Announced in 2016, the … Continue reading Fujimoto . COLDEFY
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New Construction of a Parish House / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten

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51N4E

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51N4E
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Skanderbeg Square . Tirana 51N4E . photos: © Blerta Kambo . © Filip Dujardin . + domus This project for the restructuring of Skanderbeg Square is the result of an international architecture competition won by 51N4E in 2008. The competition’s proposal, conceived in collaboration with Albanian artist Anri Sala, reorganizes … Continue reading 51N4E
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Returning the Green / Park + Associates

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© Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks
  • Architects: Park + Associates
  • Location: Singapore
  • Lead Architect: Lim Koon Park
  • Design Team: Christina Thean, Yin Wing Yong, Nuntawat Tasanasangsoon, Adrian A. Gesmundo, Chua Shi Yi Fiona, Achawin Laohavichairat
  • Area: 39443.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Edward Hendricks, Frank Pinckers
  • Builder/ Construction Company: Santarli-Zheng Keng JV (Santarli Construction Pte Ltd and Zheng Keng Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd)
  • Civil And Structural Engineer : KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
  • M&E Engineer: Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Group Survey 4
  • Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd
  • Client: Nanyang Girls' High School

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Scarborough House / Borrmeister Architects

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© Sarah Rowlands © Sarah Rowlands
© Sarah Rowlands © Sarah Rowlands

Text description provided by the architects. An exciting rock-face / hillside home located in Scarborough, Christchurch. It is a modestly sized, relaxed, playful and environmentally conscious home on an extremely difficult hill site overlooking Sumner beach. 

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UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson

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© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman
  • Architects: DJRD, Lacoste + Stevenson
  • Location: Blackfriars St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
  • Architects Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Daniel Beekwilder, Tasmin Dunn, Edward Dieppe, Arash Engineer, Jessica Santos
  • Area: 1650.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman
  • Services Engineers: Umow Lai
  • Structural + Civil Engineering: Henry & Hymas
  • Landscape Design: Ric McConaghy
  • Heritage Architect: Paul Davies
  • Acoustic Consultant: Acoustic Logic
  • Project Management: Angie Clements, UTS FMO
  • Builder: Ichor Constructions
  • New Building Area: 760 m2
  • Refurbished Building Area: 240 m2
  • Playground Landscaping Area (Includes Verandahs): 650 m2

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Measuring Wheel: Ditch Roll-Up Tape for a Coin-Sized Pocket ‘Rollbe’ Ruler

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[ By WebUrbanist in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ]

Architects, carpenters and other design and construction professionals often carry measuring tape wherever they go, but this small wheel makes for a much less bulky companion tool.

Measuring trundle wheels used to determine distances by rolling on a surface are not new, but they are big, and this design miniaturizes their function while maintaining a critical advantage: it can measure up to effectively any length as long as its operator keeps track of the number of spins.

The Rollbe comes in various sizes, but at its smallest it is just a few inches in circumference (around an inch in diameter), making it fit like a coin and easy to carry on the go. It also comes with a pouch, turning it into a keyring.

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Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus

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Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan       Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan

Joshua Prince-Ramus (born 11th August, 1969) has made a significant mark as one of the most promising young architects working today. Named one of the five greatest architects under 50 in 2011 by The Huffington Post, Prince-Ramus made a name for himself as one of Rem Koolhaas' many protégés before forming his practice, REX, in 2006.

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