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house 3 deconstructivism architecture eisenman pic from http://www.dkolb.org/images/house3.jpg

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eisneman's aronoff centre deconstructivism style pic from http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/1341227/Arquitecturinga---Megapost-Peter-Eisenman.html

eisnman decostructivim http://luciensteil.tripod.com/katarxis02-1/id51.html

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diphros stool pic from www.architonic.com

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wexner deconstructivism interior

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Peter eisenman was the leader of a loosely knit group of new york architects,
called 'the new york five' (with john hejduk, michael graves, charles gwathmey,
and richard meier) who made an effort to introduce a theory and artistry of architecture
as rigorous as that of the european avant-garde.
he has held teaching positions at cambridge, princeton, harvard, yale,
and ohio state universities. he is currently the irwin s. chanin distinguished professor
of architecture at the cooper union in new york city and a visiting professor
at princeton university. Info source: www.designboom.com

Peter Eisenman is a deconstructivist who shuns the term. He embraces unconventional theories that have shrouded him in controversy.

Originally, some of the architects known as deconstructivists were influenced by the ideas of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Eisenman developed a personal relationship with Derrida, but his approach to architectural design was developed long before. Info source: www.kmpfurniture.com

Eisenman drew some philosophical bases from the literary movement Deconstruction, and collaborated directly with Derrida on projects including an entry for the Parc de la Villette
were concerned with the "metaphysics of presence", and this is the main subject of deconstructivist philosophy in architecture theory. The dialectic of presence and absence, or solid and void occurs in much of Eisenman's projects, both built and unbuilt. Both Derrida and Eisenman believe that the locus, or place of presence, is architecture, and the same dialectic of presence and absence is found in construction and deconstruction.

The Wexner Center takes the archetypal form of the castle, which it then imbues with complexity in a series of cuts and fragmentations. A three-dimensional grid, runs somewhat arbitrarily through the building . The grid, as a reference to modernism, of which it is an accoutrement, collides with the medieval antiquity of a castle. Some of the grid's columns intentionally don't reach the ground, hovering over stairways creating a sense of neurotic unease and contradicting the structural purpose of the column
The Wexner Center deconstructs the archetype of the castle and renders its spaces and structure with conflict and difference.Info source: www.absoluteastronomy.com

       
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more about Eisenman's style: iDesign / Styles / Deconstructivism

explore Eisenmann's architecture : iDesign / architecture / House VI

more about deconstructivism: archilogy.com , www.absoluteastronomy.com

Peter Eisenmann's studio: www.eisenmanarchitects.com

more about Eisenman: www.designboom.com , www.essential-architecture.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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