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Alienation and deconstructivism


Hosseinabadi, S, Alienation and deconstructivism, Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 5, (2) pp. 91-92. ISSN 1943-6114 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Architects do not work in a vacuum, totally divorced from other fields. They must be part social scientists, considering how the dimensions and availability of living space will impact upon the living culture, customs and interpersonal relationships of the resident community and even political aspects of the society. They must also be part psychologists, taking account of how their designs will affect the character, nature and mood of their users. The core historical theoretical and conceptual preoccupations of the study is to expand current conceptions of architectural history and theory through an exploration of the notion that architecture is in some sense co-originary with humanity itself, both emerging in the first social organizations and settlements. The emphasis will be on the belief that new trends in architecture must borrow at least one leaf from the pages of the past, in that they continue to harmonise, stimulate, enhance, interpret, and lend new meanings to what is already there. So when humans build, whether a simple dwelling or a vast sacred complex, they do so for a number of identifiable and meaningful reasons. The raison d’ętre for a culture’s architecture ranges from the practical to the metaphysical, and only together can the multitude of reasons for its construction and use be completely explained. However, this research aims to explain the symbolic and ritual role of architecture and the relation between form and meaning, or the physical and the spiritual. Sacred Geometry is a key knowledge for any architect to understand and practice building design. My paper demonstrate the changes and revolution in building industry and fading of meaning after and during the WWII, specially in Europe and covering the case of Russian Constructivism to Zaha hadid . The translation of primitive forms and believes to satisfy the political and social requirements of their present time.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:architecture, deconstructivism, abstraction, theory
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Heritage
Objective Field:Heritage not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hosseinabadi, S (Ms Sanaz Hosseinabadi)
ID Code:94796
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-09-17
Last Modified:2014-10-13

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