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Deconstructivism in architecture, also called deconstruction, is a development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s. It is characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure’s surface or skin, non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate some of the elements of architecture, such as structure and envelope. The finished visual appearance of buildings that exhibit the many deconstructivist “styles” is characterized by a stimulating unpredictability and a controlled chaos.
Originally, some of the architects known as Deconstructivists were influenced by the ideas of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Practitioners of deconstructivism were also influenced by the formal experimentation and geometric imbalances of Russian constructivism. There are additional references in deconstructivism to 20th-century movements: the modernism/postmodernism interplay, expressionism, cubism, minimalism and contemporary art. The attempt in deconstructivism throughout is to move architecture away from what its practitioners see as the constricting ‘rules’ of modernism such as “form follows function,” “purity of form,” and “truth to materials.”NOTION B
The idea of concealing a truth within - LAVAs UTS "outer skin"concept
Extending sculptural quality, adding a further comment on what is being said - Auto Défense by Stephane Malka
The raw purpose of buildings isto perform a certain task, like to house large amounts of people in a restricted space. Hak Nam, Hong Kong's slum city.
Deconstructivism can be excessive and un-necessary. Basic construction can be as simple as concrete, earth, and hay.
Architectural Form can be simply defined. Spaces Etc./An Exercise in Utility by Ron GiladArtist: Ron Gilad
Excessive structure is unnecessary and essentially contributes nothing to the structural integrity of a building. Ignoring aesthetics, structural excess should in theory be removed to increase efficiency.
INTERPRETATION & UNDERSTANDING
My intention is to comment on the structurally unnecessarily manipulated ideas of structure in the Vitra Design Museum by simplifying its form. I intend to document this process of simplification in an expanding structure that will build upon the Vitra Design Museum. As the structure expands it will progressively transform into a simple cube. Ironically this process of simplifying the structure by adding additional structure to the building will further add to its structural excess, an intended contradiction to further emphasise the comment I am making. The transformation will develop through a series of layers of space and structure which will allow for the analysis of the process in augmented reality. This layering can be likened to the humble babushka dolls, the internal structure is progressively transformed into the larger exterior structure. In addition to the transformation of scale I intend to add another dimension to this by also transforming the form and allowing viewers to observe the process in the various 'voids' that exist between the shells of the progressing structure.