THE FUNCTION OF FORM

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THE FUNCTION OF FORM

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di Farshid Moussavi

In The Function of Form, internationally acclaimed architect, Farshid Moussavi, provides a provocative critique of the historically opposing relationship between function and form to reveal the contradiction at the heart of modernism. We need to move away from the definition of function as utility, she argues, to align it with how function is defined in mathematics, biology or music. Form, on the other hand, should be considered not only in the way buildings are produced, but also how they perform sensorially. Function and form, considered together in architecture, stand in opposition to the dualism which defined our approach to the built environment throughout the twentieth century. This book provides a thought-provoking account of the challenges facing the 21st century built environment, and an enlivened awareness of the wider possibilities of architectural form.

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“A thought-provoking account of the challenges facing the 21st century built environment, and an enlivened awareness of the wider possibilities of architectural form.” - (Archdaily)

A must-have for any designer, The Function of Form makes for a tremendous resource as a reference when investigating possible forms/structural systems for a given project – allowing readers to quickly compare spatial quality and affects of various systems, while also providing reasonably in-depth explanations as to how these qualities are achieved by the different systems.” - (AMNP)

“Here is one (book) that is thoughful, useful, and only incidentally related to Ms. Moussavi's practice.  Yet it is about architecture.  The book is ostensibly a survey of distinct structural spanning systems, all of which contain repetitive structural members and variations on their arrangement, scale, or shape.” - (Tropolism)

The book is ideal for students, as it enables them to discover how subtle differences in the manipulation of structure impact the spaces, articulated as the affects noted for each entry. (...) Inspiration can extend beyond the last decade. That is a valuable lesson for students and professionals alike.” - (Archidose)

The book goes beyond formal manipulation, though. It’s not about geometry, it’s about design” - (James Biber)

> Contributions by Farshid Moussavi, Daniel Lopez, Garrick Ambrose, Ben Fortunato, Ryan Ludwig, Ahmadreza Schricker.

Veste editoriale: Softcover
Formato: 17x22
Pagine: 520
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2009

ISBN: 9788496954731