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Posted by  Adrian Cobos on February 02, 2004 at 11:00:01:

In Reply to:  Re: deconstrucion posted by BlaDe on February 01, 2004 at 09:03:10:

As far as I cant tell from what I have read and seen, deconstructive architecture has, among others, the requirement of constituting a transgression against what is expected of it by society and architectural tradition as regards aesthetics, structure and/or function. This has indeed its roots in the theories of Derrida, whom even gives us a method to carry out this trangression. Partly, the idea stems from the almost common sense knowledge (nowadays anyways) that language is not oh-so-stable and that due to its continual changes, the relation between the significance of a thing and the signified thing itself is unstable, and doesn´t necessarily correspond with each other at a given point. The conclusion is that language as we know it does not constitute a valid means of acquiring the truth of any given object or entity. If it did, there would only be one name for any given thing, and at last count there are thousands of languages and corresponding dialects each with their own way of designating any number of things. The transgression mentioned earlier is a way of manifesting this theory, and since for some reason architecture and philosophy have been associating with each other for nearly as long as they have both existed, it was not long before this theory became embodied in the work of now renowned architects such as Bernard Tschumi with his architecture of the event, Peter Eisenman with his ever becoming and thus inconclusive experiments, Zaha Hadid with her anti-gravity...(i could go on for a couple of pages but i think the idea is there. besides, im going to feel guilty afterwards for having taken the time to write this, dont ask why cuz i dont know)

 
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