The Function of Style
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It includes just about every modern building that students of architecture should learn about.” --John Hill, A Daily Dose of Architecture . For Moussavi, ‘the challenge for architects today … is to assemble a coherent whole with a new cluster of affects that encourages people to react creatively'”.--Architectural Review"Style has been the term used historically to identify a particular architect'soeuvre or to indicate some common features of buildings in a place or a period, says Moussavi, but it contains several du
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commission, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland (2012), its installation at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012), and The Victoria Beckham Flagship Store in London (2014), and she is currently working on a wide range of prestigious international projects including residential comple
What is the function of style today? If the 1970s were defined by Postmodernism and the 1980s by Deconstruction, how do we characterize the architecture of the 1990s to the present? Some built forms transmit affects of curvilinearity, others of crystallinity; some transmit multiplicity, others unity; some transmit cellularity, others openness; some transmit dematerialization, others weight. The third volume in Moussavi’s ‘Function’ series, The Function of Style provides an updated approach to style which can be used as an invaluable and highly productive tool by architects today.Assistant Editors: Marco Ciancarella, Jonathan A. Moussavi argues that, by embracing everyday life as a raw material, architects can change the conventions of how buildings are assembled, to ground style, and the aesthetic experience of buildings, in the micro-politics of the everyday. This network of connections is illustrated on the cover of this book (and in more detail inside). The Function of Style presents the architectural landscape as an intricate web in which individual buildings are the product of ideas which have been appropriated from other buildings designed for the different activities of everyday life, ideas which are varied to produce singular buildings that are related to one another but also different. Does this immense diversity reflect a lack of common purpose? In this book, acclaimed architect and theorist Farshid Moussavi argues that this diversity