Architectural thought: the design process and the expectant by Michael Brawne MARCH (MIT) MA AADIP FRIBA

By Michael Brawne MARCH (MIT) MA AADIP FRIBA

An advent to architectural concept, this article is a radical and obtainable dialogue looking for the foundations of the layout process.Documenting the non-verbal techniques and judgements that architects and architects make is a tricky activity, yet person who is necessary whilst attempting to comprehend the improvement of architectural layout in the course of the a while. Michael Brawne makes use of his event as a practising architect, educational and educator to supply an outline of the topic. through taking a look at the practices and constructions of architects prior and current he contains background and philosophy within the look for a concept of layout.

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53 54 Left Monastery Church at Bechyne, end of 15th to early 16th century Below Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Spiller House, Venice, California 1979 – 80 ‘I have been searching for a personal vocabulary. This search has been far ranging, from childlike exploration of my fantasies – a fascination with incoherent and seemingly illogical systems – to a questioning of orderliness and functionality. ‘If you try to understand my work on the basis of fugal order, structural integrity and formalised definitions of beauty, you are apt to be totally confused.

The Brentwood Homeowners Association was in this case a powerful lobby. From about 1964 to the early 1970s, Richard Meier was a member of a loose association of architects in New York whose work was published in 1972 in a publication entitled Five Architects. The group’s designs tried to develop the legacy of Le Corbusier and particularly what might be described as his middle period. Although the influence of Le Corbusier was not to leave Meier, its relevance lessened. As Meier remarked in an interview: ‘Certainly, Corbusier was very important to me many, many years ago but he is less so now.

Colin St J. (Sandy) Wilson started to design a new British Museum Library in 1962 in conjunction with Sir Leslie Martin. The site was an area south of the British Museum in Bloomsbury and included Hawksmoor’s St George’s church of 1716 – 31. The plan and model show that there were to be large square buildings on either side of an extended forecourt. The new buildings were encircled by weighty piers somewhat reminiscent of Harvey Court in Cambridge, a residential building for Gonville & Caius College, also by Martin and Wilson dating from 1957– 62.

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