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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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 bodied in sports, from gangster movies the to Marquis the Sade.

References to this book Time, Culture and Identity: Space Violating Bodies But if bodies violate the purity of architectural spaces, one might rightly wonder about the reverse: After all, the original action, the original act 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.

Endlessly repeated, these rituals curb all aspects of the original act that have escaped control: Thanks for dropping by Andrew Pun!

Architecture, then, is only an organism engaged in constant intercourse with users, whose bodies rush against the carefully established rules of architectural thought. Hunter and hunted enjoy these needs independent of the fact they are engaged in a deadly game.

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The same happens with architecture and the way buildings relate to their users, or spaces relate to events or programs. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I do not wish to resurrect archktecture behaviorist architectural approaches. Architecture and Disjunction Mit Press. Pages About Europe Travels. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The place your body inhabits ij inscribed in your imagination, your unconscious, as a space of possible bliss.


Architecture and Disjunction Bernard Tschumi No preview available – Email required Address never made public. Each architectural space implies and desires the intruding presence that will inhabit it.

At the same time it must be stressed that the receiving subject–you or I–may architceture to be subjected vernard 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. The first of these statements runs against the mainstream of architectural thought by refusing to favor space at the expense of action.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment architecgure How are we not supposed to violate these spaces? Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi’s essays from tois a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over Violence of architecture Auteur: The original, spontaneous interaction of the body with a space is often purified by ritual.

YUYI1 – Bernard Tschumi “Violence of architecture”

Contents The Architectural Paradox. Tschumi views the relationship of people and spaces in two ways: It is equivalent to a dangerous prohibition. Now we look at the other side, architecture imposing itself upon us. Email required Address never made public. He continues by asking if there is a shared violence between architecture and humans; can the violence be reversed?


What if you are forced to abandon your imaginary spatial markings? Suddenly you have no choice, running away is impossible. Madness and the Combinative. 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. There is no architecture without action, no architecture without events, no architecture without program. While we may enjoy spatial aggravation like a rock concert once a while, we would not enjoy it on a nightly occurrence, and therefore should not base our decisions on impulsive sensations alone.

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

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress. Steep and dangerous staircases, those corridors consciously made too narrow for crowds, introduce a radical shift from architecture as an object of contemplation to architecture as a perverse instrument of use.

Such discomforting spatial devices can take any form: This intrusion is inherent in the idea of architecture; any reduction of architecture to its spaces at the expense of its events is as simplistic as the reduction of architecture.