Monday, 27 February 2017

Speculative Tectonics : A Poetic of Construction

Tectonics in architecture is defined as "the science or art of construction, both in relation to use and artistic design." It refers not just to the "activity of making the materially requisite construction that answers certain needs, but rather to the activity that raises this construction to an art form." It is concerned with the modeling of material to bring the material into presence: from the physical into the meta-physical world.

Situate them in such a way that useful space for life may form itself amidst them.
Kazimar Malevich 1924

Zaha Hadid on Malevich • BBC CH/4