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.

Artificial Natures

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

The anthology presented in the following refers to a symposium Artificial Natures, presented by the Ideal Spaces Working Group ( in the context of the 2018 Biennale for Architecture in Venice.

Technik, Hausmacht und die Macht im Haus

Jul 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Philosophy, Topics

Naturally, housepower and indoors power are absolutely heterogenious realms. But they have one object in common: they are not directly but indirectly dependent on technology.

Topic “Ideal Spaces”

Jan 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Topics

An ideal space is a space both imagined and perfected. Traditionally, an ideal space was associated with the notion of utopia, or in more broader terms, with the search for a space hoped for where humans can unfold their positive potentials and were able to lead a better life. Today, in times of globalization (also of problems), the search for an ideal space seems to be obsolete and to belong to a past. But this isn’t the case, not only as utopias are concerned. In terms of non-physical spaces, we live in many ‘ideal’ spaces, at least on a part-time base, and also the issue of the classical utopia as a space for a better community of humans has not been settled. We want to invite to investigate possible meanings of spaces considered “ideal” in both past and present, to investigate their range of appearance as well as their social relevance and impact, in particular today.

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