Keyword: Architecture

Resources

Compliant Architecture / Liam Ross

„Compliant Architecture is a project that combines three strands: historical research into the emergence of building regulations; design research illustrating the limits they pose for practitioners; and teaching-led research exploring the architectural potential of these limits. … Ross inverts the ubiquitous critique of regulation among architects, suggesting that the disciplinary challenge posed by regulation is not the limits it sets, but the freedoms it offers. Ross advocates an architectural practice that works with and through regulatory limits to dramatize, rather than negate, the inherent risk of building“

http://www.candidejournal.net/

Pattern Language / Christopher Alexander

A collection of 250 situations / scenarios / pattern of problems in architecture and urban planning. Images, texts and diagrams explain each situation and propose solutions. Structured in three parts from macro to micro (towns, buildings, construction). Meant as an instruction of modular solutions with the effort to enable more lively, integrated and beautiful architecture.

http://www.patternlanguage.com

The city is not a tree / Christopher Alexander

In his essay Alexander distinguishes to structural principles, the rigid „tree“ and the „semilattice“, that allows for intersections between elements. He argues that people tend to reduce complex issues conceptually on trees, that it’s even impossible to think in the „semilattice“. He is concerned about the dangers of this conceptual reduction he also sees in architecture and design projects.

Part 1, Part 2

extracts of local distance / FELD

Algorithmically extracted and combined elements of architectural photographs creates new images/interpretations of spaces.

http://www.localdistance.org/