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- Meta Institute (Lebbeus Woods, 1996)
A building designed to house an institution for the study of the very idea of institution. A building that breaks out of the familiar models or types can become an experimental tool in the process, at the very least an example of new thinking and a stimulus to innovation. A meta-institute should present a spatial problem to be solved that reflects the ideological one: solving one aids in solving the other.
- A Walking City (Archigram, 1964)
Archigram needed architecture to be mainly about individuals before it was tied in with whatever else, they had a vision of designing something that would transform with its occupants as opposed to staying stagnant. ‘We are seeking the living city’ (Archigram). They conceived, not the fancy and gleaming castles or solid masses, but were exploring and seeking ways to somehow escape from the stagnation of the constructed setting.
- House VI (Eisenman, 1975)
Peter Eisenman redefined the usage of elements in his project House VI, and on purpose overlooked the idea of ‘form follows function’ The house was efficiently constructed using a simple post and beam system. However some columns or beams play no structural role and were incorporated to enhance the conceptual design, by creating the house unconventional to reside in. He succeeded in building a structure that functioned both as a house and a work of art, but changing the priority of both so that function followed the art.
- Fun Palace (Price, 1934)
The notion was to create an interactive and performative structure that would be adjustable to the changing necessities and requirements of the user. It would question the meaning of architecture, as it was not even a typical ‘building’, but somewhat a type of scaffolding or frame structure, encompassing a socially participating structure - architecture integrating art and technology. It was not an exhibition hall, nor a school, auditorium, or an amusement park, however it might be all of these things at the same time or at altered times
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