- flat roof, non-ornamental, abstract (reduced to basic elements), rectangular (box); Mies was interested in standardized formsCorbusier, Notre Dame Du Haut, Ronchamp, France, 1950-1955Citing building details (interior or exterior), explain how Corbusier’s church is an example of expressionist architecture.- symbolic (eg. praying hands), emotional, rough stucco exterior (expressive), inside looks like star constellationwith colored glass – creates a sacred feelingWas Modernism as a Design System 100% successful? What were the criticisms against it? What is the significance of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex to the history of Modernism?- No, modernism as a design system was not 100% successful because it failed to achieve people’s needs – people felt alienated; the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex was the end of ModernismPost Modernism and BeyondVenturi, et al. Guild House, PhiladelphiaHow is Post Modern Architecture different than Modernism?- reintroduces symbolism through ornament (antenna), expressive – irony, humor, contextual, classical referencesHow does the Guild House employ humor? How is it “vernacular” (localized)? Define the term “irony”. How isirony used in the Guild House?
Humor– through the addition of the ornamental antenna at the top that whimsically suggests the tenants of the building, who are senior citizens, watch TV all day, which may actually be the caseVernacular– because its rectangular brick-work style is similar to its surrounding buildingsIrony- the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite (convey meaning that’s unexpected, surprise with the way a meaning is conveyed); Since the architect intends the Guild House to be a Post-Modernist building, it is contextual. Through the use of drab rectangular forms and brick-work one would think that this building is a normal plain building, but the architect purposely chose this material and forms so that it adheres to the style of the buildings that surrounds it, making it contextual.Hassan Fathy, Market for a new agricultural settlement. Egypt, 1967Be familiar with the features and aims of Critical Regionalism.
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- Paul Daniel
- Architecture, Late modernism