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James Wines: Interview on Green Architecture – by LPP

James Wines: Interview on Green Architecture – by LPP

    At least green architecture is on the international agenda…. Is this a reason to be optimistic about the future of architecture?   The global interest in green issues, energy conservation and sustainable design among the younger generation of architects today is extremely encouraging.  In fact, I don’t think I have lectured in any [...]

dicembre 30, 2012 LPP Documents, Theory and Documents 0

Tafuri’s Architecture and Utopia – by LPP

Tafuri’s Architecture and Utopia – by LPP

Progetto e utopia (translated in English as Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development) was published in 1973 as an enlargement of the essay “Per una critica dell’ideologia architettonica” penned in 1969 for the magazine Contropiano[1]. The book offers a survey of architectural poetics from the period of capitalism: for Manfredo Tafuri a period that [...]

dicembre 14, 2012 LPP Theory, Theory and Documents 0

Body and Mind – by LPP

Body and Mind – by LPP

  Traditional and Digital Sceneries in the Architectural Research       I will immediately start by telling you what my thesis is. To the questions virtual or real?  spirit or body? I would like to answer: enough of choices like: either…or, give me both of them, please. I will confess to you that during this [...]

dicembre 11, 2012 LPP Theory, Theory and Documents 0

Rem Koolhaas: A Moral Amorality – by LPP

Rem Koolhaas: A Moral Amorality – by LPP

10/08/04 The accusation most frequently directed at Rem Koolhaas is that of amorality. For example, I recall an article in The Architects’ Journal in which his works were taken apart in the name of good architecture, common sense, and social reform. Many critics, in Italy as elsewhere, consider other architects more important. Paolo Portoghesi, for [...]

dicembre 1, 2012 LPP Documents, Theory and Documents 0

Three Words for the Near Future – by LPP

Three Words for the Near Future – by LPP

02.10.2002  I get the impression we are living in a rather special epoch, a watershed; and as with all such periods we feel somewhat out of our depth. Nostalgia and historicism are behind us now. It is a mechanical and academic concept of life. We now understand that our epoch has little to do with [...]

dicembre 1, 2012 LPP Theory, Theory and Documents 0

Architecture between actual and virtual reality – by LPP

Architecture between actual and virtual reality  – by LPP

11/07/04 To be simultaneously inside and outside a given space and experience both viewpoints at the same time is, according to Virilio, to live reality stereophonically. He illustrates this experience with a dramatic example: during a plane-crash, a pilot sees on a monitor an image of his plunge, as a live broadcast from a reporter [...]

dicembre 1, 2012 LPP Theory, Theory and Documents 0

Antonio Citterio, Works: from 1976 to 2004 – by LPP

Antonio Citterio, Works: from 1976 to 2004 – by LPP

Beginnings   After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Milan in 1976, a university in the throes of a crisis which managed to interest him very little, (the attendance of which allowed him, however, to meet a number of important figures from the Italian cultural scene), Citterio entered the world of design, perhaps as [...]

aprile 28, 2005 LPP Documents, Theory and Documents 0

Zaha Hadid: works from 1983 to 1999 – by LPP

Zaha Hadid: works from 1983 to 1999 – by LPP

1983.  The spotlights turn to three architects educated at the Architectural Association of London.  They are Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, and Rem Koolhaas, who propose, with a brusque and sudden change of course, to unblock the creative impasse provoked by the still dominant post-modern climate.  Bernard Tschumi, not even forty years old, born in Switzerland [...]

luglio 9, 2004 LPP Documents, Theory and Documents 0

HyperArchitecture: Spaces in the Electronic Age : by LPP

HyperArchitecture: Spaces in the Electronic Age  : by LPP

Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, HyperArchitecture: Spaces in the Electronic Age (The Information Technology Revolution in Architecture), Birkhäuser; 1 edition (August 1, 1999)   My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles F. Kettering   1. Architecture in the age of electronics    1.1 An antecedent: the [...]

dicembre 30, 1999 LPP Theory, Theory and Documents 0