Absolute architecture

Absolute architecture

The opposite of Functionalism; as its forms were to be created by imagination rather than by consideration of need. It was proposed as a purposeless architecture by Walter Pickler and Hans Hollien in the 1960s.
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Other ways of doing architecture" by Nishat Awan, Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider or "The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture" by Pier Vittorio Aureli) show, in very different ways, new paths for the future--the architecture of engagement--social, political and economic.
His ideas have also influenced thinking about the city and architecture, as can be observed in Aureli' The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011), which strongly defends architecture and building against the city, which is seen as a kind of homogenous field.