BUILDING A MANIFESTO

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I’ve established the above timeline/trajectory as a means of formatting a semester-long examination of the idea of monumentalism so that I can take this set …

STAGNANCY AND PROGRESS

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As I discussed in the “Computation vs. Emotion” essay, although monumentalism values the use of computational processes and software as design tools, it does not …

ADAPTIBILITY

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Traditional monuments have a “forever” quality.  And one of the tenets established in the first essay is that monumental projects carry a sense of timelessness.  …

PLACELESSNESS

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monumentalism is deeply rooted in its physical and cultural context, so how does prefab, temporary or transient work fit into the theory?

FORM AND FUNCTION

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Could there ever be a monumental outhouse?  Does monumentalism have to be serious all the time, or can it ever be literally just an aesthetic …

THE PROBLEM OF COMPUTATION

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can an aesthetic theory based on emotion and reflection really be well-represented through computationalism? 

THEORETICAL CONTEXT

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Where is architecture right now?  Are we in postmodernism, modernism, deconstructivism, something else, or nothing definable at all? 

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PARQUE IBIRAPUERA

oscar-niemeyer-ibirapuera-pk-sao-paulo

by Oscar Niemeyer

ITAMARATY PALACE

oscar-itamaraty-palace-brasilia-inside

by Oscar Neimeyer

BRASILIAN CONGRESS

oscar_niemeyer1

by Oscar Niemeyer

MUSEO CURITIBA

oscar-niemeyer-museo-night

by Oscar Niemeyer

SALK INSTITUTE

salk0016

by Louis Kahn

KANSAS CITY MUSEUM EXTENSION

AmazingMuseumArchitectureKansasCity

by Steven Holl

SUPERSTUDIO

superstudio2

BERLIN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

Holocaust-memorial-350px

by Peter Eisenman

MAX REINHARDT HOUSE

reinhardt

by Peter Eisenman

THERME VALS

Zumthor_Vals3

by Peter Zumthor

ELBE PHILHARMONIC

river-tunes-elbe-philharmonic-hall-herzog-de-meuron2

by Herzog de Meuron

ROCHE TOWER

herzog roche tower

by Herzog de Meuron

CAIXA FORUM

CAIXA4

by Herzog de Meuron

DOMINUS WINERY

DOMINUS3

by Herzog de Meuron

ZOLLVERIN SCHOOL

Zollverein-School-of-Management-by-SANAA_Essen-Germany

by SANAA

NEGEV MONUMENT

dani-karavan

by Dani Karavan

WAY TO THE HIDDEN GARDEN

artpark02

by Dani Karavan

PARQUE JUAN CARLOS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

by Dani Karavan

WALTER BENJAMIN MEMORIAL

portbou

by Dani Karavan

RAF COLD WAR MUSEUM

National-Cold-War-Exhibition_RAF-Museum

REPURPOSED CULVERT

springtechtureH_ShinguCho_Japan

by Shingu Cho

MEDELLIN BOTANICAL GARDEN

orquideorama_botanical-garden_medillin

by Orquideorama

KOGOD CRADLE

kogod

by Bing Thom Architects

TOLO HOUSE

tolo3

by Alvaro Siza

VALENCIA CULTURAL CENTER

valencia-cultural-center-by-Eduardo-de-Miguel-Arbonés_2

by Eduardo de Miguel Arbones

IAN-YEO RESIDENCE

ching-ian-yang-yeo-house-backyard-patio

by Chang Architects

BEIJING GRAND NATIONAL THEATRE

beijing_national-gran-theater

by Paul Andreu

PACE BEIJING

Pace-Beijing

CHAPEL VALLEACERON

chapel valleaceron

by Sancho-Madridejos Arquitectos

EUROMED CENTRE

fuksas euromed

by Maximiliano Fuksas

MIRAGE TOWER

mirage tower

by B4FS Arquitectos

MARTYRS MONUMENT

shaheed-martyrs-monument

AEROPUERTO BARAJAS MADRID

barajas

by Richard Rogers Partnership