The return to nature in the Austrian radicial thinking: the case of Gunther Domenig

Dez 7th, 2018 | By , , and | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

This paper discusses the inclusion of nature in the utopian vision of the radical movements of the 60s and 70s. In particular, it presents the Austrian radicals as the first and main supporters towards the aforementioned tendency. The introduction of nature in the built environment is a feature of Austrian radicalism since its first generation which includes authors such as Raimund Abraham, Walter Pichler, Hans Hollein and Gunther Domenig. The latter is taken here presented as the main representative of this current on the architectonic scale. Three of his works are described in the text to represent three different declinations of this trend towards biomimicry.



Into(x) the Wild. The Anthropogenic Landscape: How the Human Shapes Nature

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

In the contemporary context of the Anthropocene, the relationship between humans and nature should be redefined. Taking into consideration how capitalist industries, natural resources overexploitation, economic and social processes are shaping the landscape, “Into(x) the Wild” aims to draw a parallel between cleaning the interior and polluting the exterior.



A Future-Oriented Preservation

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

This exhibition features two projects that focus on the relevance and role of architectural preservation and adaptive re-use. The author looks at two case study projects in the USA – one a historic former prison on the east coast, and one a traditional Native American community in the south-west – and argues for a preservation focused on contemporary issues and social relevance rather than on a specific period of historical significance.



A Field Guide to Artificial Nature(s); Or, the Evolving Literary Ecology of the Temporary Autonomous Zone

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

‘The Literary Field Guide’ analyzes any .txt file and provides a breakdown of the text’s weather, climate, geographic features, flora, and fauna, in the style of a U.S. National Park Service brochure. As a teaching tool, the Guide creates a site and sense of engagement between the viewer and a complex literary ecology. As a provocation, it creates data visualizations of literary landscapes in hopes of calling attention to the artificial and constructed natures of all such visualizations.



Challenges creating Artificial Natures

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

Our work on the exhibition ‘Artificial Natures’ at the Architecture Biennale 2018 in Venice had its challenges. Our responsibility was the creation of the main 3d worlds, for projection onto the ‘Triptych’ and the ‘Arcades’.

The focus is on five points that all heavily influenced the project development and understanding of dynamics in interdisciplinary teams in a creative process.



Media Archeology in Architecture, Representation and Simulation of Artificial Natures

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

The relationship of the human being with the images has become so close throughout the ages, to the point that the image is part of his reality, becoming habitable, the proof are the new concepts of augmented reality and virtual reality, But where can we find the pioneering experiences in simulation and recreation of nature through the creative attitude of the human being?



“Desart Fractal”

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

Developing “space structure” geometry for skyscraper, based on mixed uses of open spaces and closed volumes.



Perception of avant-garde architecture in 1920-1930

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

The text is dedicated to the problem of perception of avant-garde architecture in 1920-1930-s. The characteristic of the avant-garde utopian projects would be incomplete without considering the perception of modernism not only by the functionalists, but also by their opponents and by the general public – who supposed to be the main acceptors of all the radical changes. Another aspect to be observed in frames of this subject is the review of relationships between schools of traditionalism and functionalism schools during the period of 1920-1930-s.



Innovation Superblock

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

The city of Tel Aviv was planned as a Garden City, with the aim to create a new life for Immigrants of the Diaspora. This Urban master plan set the base for the UNESCO declaration of Tel Aviv as a world heritage site. This short article will examine how the Utopian idea of the Garden plan implemented and where in stands today.



On the timeliness of the four elements

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

The long history of the doctrine of the four elements with its aspects of understanding outer nature and human being himself came to an end at the beginning of the 19th century. The reasons were partly immanent to science development. On the other hand the technical infrastructure of modern living environment creates a restricted perception. The subject only perceives what is man made. It remains the illusionistic suggestion of man being dependent only from himself. At present, the four elements have become topical again in the macro area in ecological disaster scenarios; in the micro area in meditation teachings, which revive symbolic correspondences of a micro-macrocosmic kind. For the time being, man remains an earthling. Before he gets lost in a self image of being some kind of an existentialistic project, the human being has to realize in an act of immanent self-transcendence: The basis of my ek-sistence consists in an elementary flow of substances. In the anthropocene, the discourse on alienation must first become elementary again.



KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648
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