Can architecture directly engage with the inner experience of people? Does it have universal or spiritual content?
Poetics in Architecture attempts to address these questions by looking at the essence of meaning of architecture and considering the human response to buildings. Schaik's concern is that by focusing on technical refinements and new procedural models architects are in danger of alienating the collective human connections we make with buildings.
This title brings together the views of a fascinating and diverse group of architects and theoreticians from all over the world including Bolles-Wilson, Boyarsky Wilson, Winka Dubbledam, Sean Godsell, Mark Goulthorpe of dECOI and Tom Kovac.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Leon van Schaik)
POETICS, THE NEXT STEPS
'Speaking Volumes: Gaston Bachelard and the showing of the word' (Paul Carter)
'Sometimes Bachelard' (Peter Wilson)
'Notes on Digital Nesting: Towards a Poetics of Evolutionary (Mark Goulthorpe)
'Things-Shapes' (Winka Dubbledam)
THE USE OF ALLUSION
'Fire Stations' (Peter Corrigan)
'Borrowing from other views' (Tan Kok Meng)
'Gradient Architectures' (Kirsten Thompson)
THE FACTUAL AVAILIBILTY OF SPACE OF A CERTAIN CONFIGURATION DETERMINES THE PRODUCTION OF THE IMAGINATION IN A GIVEN TIME.
'Traces left in Cities' (Nikos Papstergiardis)
'Barrier House'. (Kevin Alter)
'Houses' (Sean Godsell)
'Mohammed Sultan, a post-modern phenomenon of Urbanism in Singapore' (William Lim)
'Curve Gallery' (Tom Kovac)
HOMOGENISATION OF THE VISUAL WORLD AND ITS IMPACT ON PERSONAL VISION
'Back Home: a Personal Note' (Martine de Maeseneer)
'Of Mies and Men' (Mark Robbins)
THE INESCAPABLE CONDITION OF 'POTENTIALITY'
'Completed yet un-concluded' (Mauro Baracco)
THE TRANSFORMATION OF LITERATURE TO FACTURE
Fracture (Alan Powell)
'The Technique of Space' (Nicholas Boyarsky)
'Oberfohringer Strasse 15' (Stephen Bram)
'Hopetoun Bush Resort' (James Brearley)
'Sentiments of Intent: Art and Architecture' (Justin Clements/Philip Hunter)
'End piece' (Leon van Schaik)
'Past Imperfect' (Adrian Forty)
Practice Profile of Kim Wilkie (Nicola Kearton)
Interior Eye: Asian Themes (Craig Kellogg)
Building Profile: Alba di Milano (Jeremy Melvin)
Engineering Exegesis: New Materials (Michael Weinstock)
Site Lines: Britton Street (Ivan Margolius)