In 1980, German architect Oswald Mathias Ungers took part in a competition for a prototypal solar house to develop on a large scale in the community … [Read more...]
The floor plan is a reflection of the societal conditions and the hystorical context in which it is created, thus embodying specific notions of privacy, familiar bonds or social relationships among inhabitants. Whenever the plan doesn't interpret the notion of inhabiting within the parameters of what is considered "normality" in a specific moment in history, we call it "dysfunctional". A dysfunctional plan implies a questioning and a critical resistance towards any notion of standardization; through configurations of non canonical spaces, it problematizes any comfortable accomodation for the daily living functions and may even become a means of conflict, misbehaviour and abuse. On the other hand it may represent an attempt to embody hypothesis of subversion against a given model.
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The project for the extension of the Zacheta Art Gallery was an unbuilt project developed by Polish architects Oskar and Zofia Hansen, with Lech … [Read more...]
In 1953, Alison and Peter Smithson designed a house for themselves for an infill site in Colville place in Soho neighborhood, in London, on an area … [Read more...]
Orinda House, also known as "Moore House" is located in a valley behind San Francisco, was designed by architect Charles W. Moore for himself and … [Read more...]