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  • A Soft Story: The Invention of Formless Space

Giudici, Maria Sheherazade, 2014, Conference or Workshop, A Soft Story: The Invention of Formless Space at The Dom-Ino Effect Symposium, Architectural Association, London, 14 March 2014.

Abstract or Description:

Although the rhetoric of Dom-ino is based on technical performance, its vertical structure is not entirely rigid, and its beamless slabs are inefficient. Here, alleged simplicity generates real complexity. Partitions and skin detach from any tectonic rationale to no longer be discussed in terms of finite form, but as flexible, interchangeable shapes. As the physical elements that helped relate the self to the world disappear, a new inhabitant emerges – more free yet condemned to permanent instability. This talk traces shifts through a genealogy of projects that either resisted or exacerbated the Dom-ino model, thus exposing its fundamentally ideological character.

Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture > K110 Architectural Design Theory
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 18:28
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 18:28
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2480

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