Experimental architecture

Experimental architecture

Architecture that is committed to experimentation with form, materials, new technology, and construction methodologies. It was the title of a book by Peter Cook (1971), which identified architects who were involved in experimental architecture, such as Friedman, Goff, Soleri, Otto, and Tange, and groups like Archigram and the Metabolists.
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Putrih has long been occupied with experimental architecture.
The best way to describe what were trying to create is a 'biomechanical cow's stomach', said Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, UK, who is co-ordinating the project.
The event on September 23 will also feature a keynote presentation from built environment innovator Rachel Armstrong, a professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University.
His firm, Morphosis, has been a laboratory of experimental architecture since 1972, and it has evolved into one of the world's most sought-after practices.
Recently, demand has risen among developers in New York--a city that's no stranger to experimental architecture.
This year's special features, confirmed to date include - a life-size pin art installation by internationally acclaimed handbag designer Lulu Guinness; a specially designed giant inflatable structure entitled The Emotion Maker by Berlin based experimental architecture group Plastique Fantastique, and a curated exhibition by product designer Oscar Diaz and his studio Federal Office called Political Objects which will show products and images that represent the shifting ideologies of a new generation of designers.
The ideology-laden press release for the Barbican's current exhibition, Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, could have been scripted by French experimental architecture practice EXYZT.
Seventy visionary building projects from around the world trace the history and development of international experimental architecture since the 1950s.
The last vestiges of this kind of experimental architecture are found now in Olympic venues, especially the stadiums (think Athens or Turin), and all over Spain, where everything from art museums to airports has been exploding with wit and flair.
His education, which began with the influence of his father, a famous Islamic craftsman of exceptional skill and talent, and continued through a fertile and exciting time of experimental architecture in Europe, has allowed him to combine a systematically rational, western methodology with the intuitive traditions inherent in his own cultural background.
You won't find a great deal of experimental architecture in Hollywood at Home (Abrams), a collection of showbiz abodes courtesy of Architectural Digest.

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