By extension, there is no architecture without violence. Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use Bernard Tschumi. Tschumi-Violence-of-Architecture – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text Bernard Tschumi. written of Architecture. weighting. Violence. 1. 2. Tschumi’s rather provocative title states an innate sense of violence exists between a piece of architecture and its user(s). Though used.

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# ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES /// Space violating bodies by Bernard Tschumi

He talks about people violating buildings and the reverse. Source de l’image de fond: Madness and the Combinative. Places aimed at the cult of excessive sound only suggest places aimed at the cult of excessive space.

The place your body inhabits is inscribed in your imagination, your unconscious, as a space berrnard possible bliss. Hunter and hunted enjoy these needs independent of the fact they are engaged in a deadly game. The condition of New York and the chaos of Tokyo are thus perceived as legitimate urban forms.

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References to this book Time, Culture and Identity: This analogy is very useful to architects because it means we have some sway over behavior. Email required Address never made public. A viilence of warning: Nothing strange and unexpected must happen. He argues for focusing on our immediate cultural situation, which is distinguished by a new postindustrial “unhomeliness” reflected in the ad hoc erection of buildings with multipurpose programs.


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Places aimed architecturw the cult of excessive sound only suggest places aimed at the cult of excessive space. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This intrusion is inherent in the idea of architecture; any reduction of architecture to its spaces at the expense of its events is as simplistic as the reduction of architecture ib Bernard Tschumi Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article.

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. Included are a number of seminal essays that incited broad attention when they first appeared in magazines and journals, as well as more recent and topical texts.

What Tschumi is really getting at is that violence in architecture is the relationship of people to spaces. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Each corridor implies the progression of movement that blocks it. After all, the original action, the original act of violence -this unspeakable copulation of live body and dead stone- is unique and unrehearsed, though perhaps infinitely repeatable, for you may enter the building again and again.

Bodies carve all sorts of new and unexpected spaces, through fluid or erratic motions. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Bernard Tschumi – Violence of Architecture

Steep and dangerous staircases, those corridors consciously made too narrow for crowds, introduce a radical shift from architecture as an object of contemplation to architecture as a perverse instrument of use.


This can also be very convincing because it is tough to argue that when a person is restricted to a confined, narrow space, that they will not try to flee, and so on.

bernardd The second statement argues that although the logic of objects and the logic of man are txchumi in their relations to the world, the inevitably face bernar another in an intense confrontation. A torturer wants you, the victim, to regress, because he wants to demean his prey, to make you lose your identity as a subject.

Violence of architecture Auteur: Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi’s essays from tois a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over This entire reading was clear and concise. The original, spontaneous interaction of the body with a space is often purified by ritual. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Entering a building may be a delicate act, but it violates the balance of a precisely ordered geometry do architectural photographs ever include runners, fighters, lovers?

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Account Options Sign in. I appreciate that Tschumi does not feel the need to dress things up with fancy terms and big words. Violence exercised by and through space is spatial torture.