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Title: Towards a discussion of the generative condition of the model
Author: Duarte, João Miguel Couto, 1966-
Rodeia, Teresa Maria Ribeiro Belo, 1964-
Keywords: Arquitectura - Filosofia
Desenho arquitectónico
Eisenman, Peter, 1932- - Crítica e interpretação
Evans, Robin, 1944-1993 - Crítica e interpretação
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: This paper proposes reflection on the model’s place in the definition of the architect’s thought. Architectural representation — including the model — is assumed as an instance where the design thought becomes comprehensible, and not just as a vehicle to communicate that thought. The generative condition of the model is assumed, decidedly, on the acknowledgement of the radical distinction that will always exist between the model and the object it represents. Both the apparent natural proximity between the model and the architectural objects, which is the result of the three-dimensionality and the building dimension that they both share, and the apparent natural concordance between the model and the architect's thought are called into question. Because the aim is to understand ‘how’ an architect thinks and not 'what' they think when they use a model, the subject is examined from the perspective of a horizon of ‘anteriority’, an ‘anteriority’ that is ontological and not merely chronological. The model will be examined as a means of ordering the design thought, that is, as a way of giving it existence. This reflection results from the crossing of previous research on the model and on drawing (Duarte, 2016; Rodeia, 2017). The paper proposes a confrontation of the ‘generative power’ of the drawing, as identified by Robin Evans (1997b), with the ‘generative effect’ of the model explored by Peter Eisenman (1981a; 1981b). The principle of ‘logical Argumentation’, as defined by Groat and Wang (2002), is assumed as the method of inquiry.
Description: Design/Arts/Culture. - ISSN 2732-6926. - V. 2 (2021). - p. 10-21.
Document Type: Article
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