Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Vidler’

The search for a fitting architect included meetings with Lewis Mumford, Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson, himself just starting his practice after stepping down as MoMA architecture curator. Eero Saarinen was the most helpful, despite his own ambition for the commission, suggesting a list of ‘those who could but shouldn’t, those who should but couldn’t, […]


Taking Stock: Architecture 2013 Anthony Vidler June 2013 Excerpt from Log 28 To inquire as to the state of the discipline of architecture today could simply begin with a series of questions that seem on the surface to be immediate and relevant: the question of the digital and how to assess its role in design and fabrication; […]


Architecture is a technology that has not yet discovered its agency Elizabeth Diller June 2013 Excerpt from Log 28 ELIZABETH DILLER: I believe there is a fundamental problem in associating technology in architecture only with applied sciences. Architecture itself can be thought of in a broader definition as a technology that involves many inseparable, soft systems like cultural, […]



TROUBLES IN THEORY: PICTURESQUE POSTMODERNISM 20 December 2011 | By Anthony Vidler The second essay in AR’s series: Troubles in Theory INTRODUCTION The first article in this series sketched a broad picture of the forms taken by architectural theory after the Second World War. This survey deliberately avoided using the term ‘Postmodern’, not because the word itself was […]


TROUBLES IN THEORY PART ONE: THE STATE OF THE ART 1945-2000 21 September 2011 | By Anthony Vilder Architectural theory has taken many forms since Vitruvius attempted to bring together in 10 scrolls ‘all the principles of the discipline’, with the conviction that ‘an architect should know writing [litteras]’ both to ‘secure a more lasting remembrance through […]


Anthony Vidler April 2012 Excerpt from Log 24, Winter/Spring 2012Since the late 1960s architectural criticism, where it has not fallen into the conventional realms of functionalism, formalism, or social realism, has been deeply divided between a mode derived from one or other of many structuralisms and post-structuralisms and a supportive role for an architectural tendency. […]


En los últimos 30 años una de los cambios mas notorios que ha experimentdo la sociedad es una progresiva digitalización que generó un estado de debate que alcanza naturalmente a la arquitectura. Los diseñadores inmersos en desarrollos digitales proponen sus fundamentos y exigen una radical re-exanimación de las teorías y metodologías existentes. En sus bases […]


No todas las relaciones son disidencias. Analizando el contexto contemporáneo ambos autores reconocen que es pertinente y necesario renovar la consideración del programa, con una profunda revisión de conceptos para ofrecer respuestas a los planteos de la actualidad. Vidler ofrece un refugio para poder reflexionar …”En la primavera de 2003, la muestra retrospectiva de la […]


Silvetti y Vidler, están preocupados por lo mismo, de diferentes maneras. Silvetti comienza su apasionado discurso preocupado por lo que percibe en la actualidad como una perdida de la centralidad de la misión del arquitecto, mientras que Vidler considera que rol social de la arquitectura de a poco fue reducido a algo simbólico y emblemático. […]