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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Published under thematic sections: Experiments, Detours, Hunches, and Santa Anas, with interludes dedicated to Art and Architecture, Downtown, and the long-running LA Forum Newsletter, the collected essays and interviews track an uneven and lesser-known history of experimental architecture, postmodern geographies, and alternative urbanism in L.A.
Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, said: "Designing for wildlife is a fantastic challenge for our students who are able to see the impacts of design on nature and the "Modern architecture is, essentially, a box-making process which marks out a space in which our needs are more or less met.
created Burton exhibition Rachel Armstrong, Pro-fessor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University, is leading the team.
More grand designs and experimental architecture as Piers Taylor (right) and Caroline Quentin head to Spain to nose around four bold haciendas.
Putrih has long been occupied with experimental architecture. Take, for example, his wire sculptures, produced to re-create the soap-bubble experiments for lightweight structures originally conceived by the late Stuttgart architect Frei Otto, which were shown in 2010 at New York's MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38.
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. Lot-Ek, an architecture firm based in the West Village, has dabbled in container construction, incorporating stacked, protruding boxes into a design for Lafayette Tower, a mixed-use space in lower Manhattan.
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.

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