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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

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

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