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Deconstructivism

(1984–)
An architectural style known as “Neomodernism,” or “Poststructuralism,” It takes many of its forms from the work of the Constructivists of the 1920s, such as Tchernikhov and Leonidou. It takes modernist abstraction to an extreme and exaggerates already known motifs. It is an antisocial architecture, based on intellectual abstraction. Some examples are Bernard Tschumi’s designs for the Parc de la Villette, Paris; Peter Eisenman’s Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio; and work by Frank Gehry, Architectonica, SITE, and Morphosis.
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Thus it does not matter whether one is a Contextualist or a Deconstructivist -- and the architects at KPF have been both at one time or another.
In true deconstructivist style, its point is to provoke, to be a jarring dissonance, to scar and interrogate the urban fabric, etc, etc.
Lund's design is a boldly fashionable Deconstructivist hommage that appears at first sight to have been inspired by Zaha Hadid's iconic fire station at the Vitra complex (AR June 1993).
The ballet was in the deconstructivist tradition of William Forsythe, yet unlike anything else being created.
He sought out Jacques Derrida himself for collaboration with Peter Eisenman on the Parc de la Villette project, and Tschumi's inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art in New York's 1988 "Deconstructivist Architecture" exhibition established him as one of the leaders of the so-called deconstructivist style.
Thus McHale proposes two sub-models derived from postmodern architecture: the semiotic or historicist model (referring to approaching architecture as language or code) and the deconstructivist model (referring to the building-as-text approach to architecture).
For example, a hundred years ago the word 'metaphysics' was almost anathema to philosophy, as seen among its wholesale rejection among many positivist and deconstructivist thinkers.
In contemporary hermeneutics even a cursory glance at analytical philosophy and its discussions of sorites paradoxes and vagueness or at deconstructivist thought reveals a growing awareness of the element of ambiguity that appears to be an ineradicable characteristic of the very make-up of natural languages (but not an insurmountable obstacle to conveying meaning, as demonstrated by the prolific literary output of analytic philosophers and deconstructivists).
Wakefield" does not excite an infinitely sophisticatable deconstructivist "experience of affect that is essentially an abstraction, a space constructed out of movement that goes nowhere" (Davis 2007: 107).
This can be seen for example in Daniel Libeskind's deconstructivist works such as the Jewish Museum in Berlin or the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
The application of abstract ideas and geometries concerned with the manufacture of space grew from the post-modern tradition in architecture and gained notoriety in the critical cult-de-sac of the Deconstructivist movement" (p.
To judge from the renderings, the stiffly geometric results, with their shifting, syncopated planes, recall the same Deconstructivist aesthetic that inspired a number of buildings on West 42nd Street, among them the Conde Nast building at 4 Times Square and the Reuters building at 3 Times Square -- both designed by Fox and Fowle.