In “Architecture and Disjunction,” a collection of essays, Bernard Tschumi, the dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and. Available in: Paperback. Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture. 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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He was dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture from to Bernard Tschumi is an architect, writer, disjuntcion educator, commonly associated with deconstructivism. Isabel Malta rated it it was amazing Mar 19, The Moment of Complexity: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Dining function in the Rotunda form is not quite equivalent to reading or swimming in it. Architecture is not an illustrative art; it does not illustrate theories.

Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi

References to this book Time, Culture and Identity: After all, deconstruction is anti-form, anti-hierarchy, anti-structure, the opposite of all that architecture stands for. Fhey rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Instead, they mark the appearance of a new urban structure, a new urbanity.

In a mediatized world, this relentless need for change is not necessarily to be understood as negative. Superimposition This questioning of structure leads to a particular side of contemporary architectural debate, namely deconstruction.


Bernard Tschumi

In the Transcripts the distinction between structure or frameform or space architectufe, event or functionbody or movementand fiction or narrative was systematically blurred through superimposition, collision, distortion, fragmentation, and so forth. Preview — Architecture and Disjunction by Bernard Tschumi. To quote Leon Battista Alberti: I would like to associate it with the notion of shock, a shock that in order to be effective in our mediated culture, in our culture of images, must go beyond Walter Benjamin’s definition and combine the idea of function or action with that of image.

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

Account Options Sign in. Tschumi’s discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. The concept of dog does not bark.

As opposed to nostalgic attempts to restore an impossible continuity of streets and plazas, this research implies making an event out of urban shock, intensifying and accelerating urban experience through clash and disjunction. Architectural theory can get hung up on form and function, the purpose of ornamentation or the other things that are more enjoyable than just the utility of good building design Mithraa Gopal rated it liked it Apr 06, Madness and the Combinative.


For in comparison to science or philosophy, architecture rarely questions its foundations. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

We have also seen that to endorse this logic means that any work is interchangeable with any other, just as we accelerate the shedding of the skin of a dormitory and replace it with another. If the design of pillars reflects the conventionality of a supporting frame, maybe we might get rid of pillars altogether. Contemporary philosophy has touched upon this relationship between frame and image — here the frame is seen as the structure, the armature, and the image as the ornament.

It is my contention that far from being a field suffering from the incapability of questioning its structures and foundations, it is the field where the greatest discoveries will take place in the next century. As years went by, the multiple interpretations that multiple architects gave to deconstruction became more multiple than deconstruction’s theory of multiple readings could ever have hoped. 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.