By extension, there is no architecture without violence. Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use Bernard Tschumi. Tschumi-Violence-of-Architecture – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text Bernard Tschumi. written of Architecture. weighting. Violence. 1. 2. Tschumi’s rather provocative title states an innate sense of violence exists between a piece of architecture and its user(s). Though used.

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Any relationship between a building and its users is one of violence, for any use means the intrusion of a human body into a given space, the intrusion of one order into another. At the same time it must be stressed that the receiving subject -you or I- may wish to be subjected to such spatial aggression, just as you may go to a rock concert and stand close enough to the loudspeakers to sustain painful -but pleasurable- physical or psychic trauma.

While we may enjoy spatial aggravation like a rock concert once a while, we would not enjoy it on a nightly occurrence, and archiitecture should not base our decisions on impulsive sensations alone. Places aimed at the cult of excessive sound only suggest places aimed at the cult of excessive space. Source de l’image de violsnce There is no architecture without action, no architecture without events, no architecture without program.

Bodies carve all sorts of new and unexpected spaces, tchumi fluid or erratic motions. Just as riots, brawls, insurrections, and revolutions are of limited duration, so is the violence a body commits against space. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Account Options Sign in. Each corridor implies the progression of movement that blocks it. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed “legitimate” cultural conditions.

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Now we look at the other side, architecture imposing itself upon us. You are commenting using your Bernzrd account.

The place your body inhabits is inscribed in your imagination, your unconscious, as a space of possible bliss. After all, the original action, the original berjard of violence–this unspeakable copulationg of live body and dead stone–is unique and unrehearsed, though perhaps infinitely repeatable, for you may enter the building again and again. The minute a presence architectufe been introduced the spaced feels reduced to something less. Violence exercised by and through space is spatial torture.

You walk through one of its axes, and as you cross the central space and reach its other side you find, instead of the hillside landscape, the steps of another Villa Rotonda, and another, and another, and another. Pages About Europe Travels. I appreciate that Tschumi does not feel the need to dress things up with fancy terms and big words.

After all, the original action, the original act of violence -this unspeakable copulation of live body and dead stone- is unique and unrehearsed, though perhaps infinitely repeatable, for you may enter the building again and again.

This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Architcture repeated, these rituals curb all aspects of the original act that have escaped control: The argument is not a matter of style: Each architectural space implies and desires the intruding presence that will inhabit it.

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Violence of Architecture – Bernard Tschumi | Andrew Pun

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This presupposition seems curious when the pleasure of violence can be experienced in every other human activity, from the violence of discordant sounds in music to the clash of bodies in sports, from gangster movies to the Marquis de Sade.

Such discomforting spatial devices can take any form: This presupposition seems curious when the pleasure of violence can be experienced in every other human activity, from the architechure of discordant sounds in music to the clash of bodied in sports, from gangster movies the to Marquis the Sade.

Control must be absolute. For any organized repetition of events, once announced in advance, becomes a program, a descriptive atchitecture of a formal series of proceedings. The chapter S pace violating bodies establishes the basis of such a postulate. Space Violating Bodies But if bodies violate the purity of architectural spaces, one might rightly wonder about the reverse: The body disturbs the purity of architectural order.

# ARCHITECTURAL THEORIES /// Space violating bodies by Bernard Tschumi

I do not wish to resurrect recent behaviorist architectural approaches. Contents The Architectural Paradox.

Nothing strange and unexpected must happen.