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Flying Dutchman: Motion in Architecture [Paperback]

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Since Vitruvius described in his famous work not only fixed buildings but also mobile objects and constructions, the possibility of incorporating change and motion into architecture has continued to fascinate architects. Yet it is only since radically new materials and IT media have been developed that the dream has become reality. "Flying Dutchmen" shows the way a selection of innovative Dutch architects have incorporated the issue of movement in their buildings. The examples are drawn by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, NOX Architects, Kas Oosterhuis, UN Studio, NL Architects, Bentham Crouwel, and Herman Hertzberger. The analyses provide a fascinating glimpse into the design process and its results, from sensitive surfaces to dynamic spaces, from aerodynamic forms to interactively linked buildings. Kari Jormakka is Professor for Architecture Theory at the Vienna University of Technology and heads the architectural office Wombat.

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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2002
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764366397  
ISBN13  9783764366391  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kari Jormakka est professeur de thA(c)orie de la (TM)architecture A la (TM)universitA(c) technique de Vienne et membre du comitA(c) consultatif Conception. Dorte Kuhlmann et Oliver SchA1/4rer enseignent la conception A la (TM)universitA(c) technique de Vienne, en Autriche.

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getting behind the rhetoric  May 23, 2003
This book is of most interest in getting behind the rhetoric used by contemporary avant-garde architects in regards to developing an architecture responsive to the physical structure of reality, often propped up by questionable references to philosophers such as Deleuze and Bergson. Jormakka cleverly shows how the interest in movement is hardly something new. History indeed seems to be repeating itself. My only problem with the book is that it doesn't go far enough - Jormakka never questions the questionable "search for truth" which these endeavours are ultimately driven by - indeed, he seems to rather admire the works (such as that of UN Studio) he criticises. The question then arises, is the architecture of interest - even beautiful ! - regardless of the rhetoric behind it, thus putting into doubt theoretical approaches to architecture. It would also have been of interest to take on the question of the sublime - the overpowering feeling of large scale - which also lies behind many of these schemes.

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