Message - Re: what`s the diferrence between deconstruction and deconstructivism?

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Posted by  brian on October 22, 2003 at 14:14:10:

In Reply to:  what`s the diferrence between deconstruction and deconstructivism? posted by hossein on October 19, 2003 at 20:57:39:

deconstruction is the act of an author to pull apart and analyze the individual components of a piece of literature. it's a way of critizing social discourse through writing and was pioneered by jacques derrida who often used architectural metaphors. some architects have used this method of analysis of important or otherwise architectural icons to create new architecture, built or more often theoretical, that will serve as a criticism or support of societal values. for the beginning of deconstruction, see the viennese architects coop himmelblau. for contemporary examples, see dutch architects like mvrdv, un studio or oma.

deconstructivism came from architects who saw the deconstrucion movement and thought that the projects were literally the deconstruction of buildings because of their unusual details and layouts. the buildings built during this period were often built to be visually unorthodox and exciting. in many instances, the experience of those who would inhabit the architecture was the main focus of the designs. for the beginning of deconstructivism, see zaha hadid, frank o. gehry and eric owen moss. for contemporary examples, see diller+scofido.

while these architectural styles were often theoretical, advances in construction technology have empowered designers with nearly endless possibilites. like frank lloyd wright's masterpieces, technology has enabled the construction of undulating waves for the guggenheim museum in bilbao or the striking simplicity of the erasmus bridge in rotterdam. deconstruction and desconstructivisim are important moments in architecture that have significantly influenced the future. the fact that daniel liebskind is identified as the lead architect for the world trade center project shows how these styles have become accepted as legitimate and respectable.

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