LEBBEUS WOODS RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION PDF

Featured in Mute Vol 1, No. Architecture, as practiced most notably by Le Corbusier, was about building a utopian landscape while eradicating any traces of the past. Even the possibility of a past would vanish as those who had memories of the old, unplanned cities died out — the modernist utopia would become the only possibility. The end of history and its beginning. Architect Lebbeus Woods takes the opposite approach. His book Radical Reconstruction details his plans for three cities, and explains the theoretical framework behind his designs.

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Featured in Mute Vol 1, No. Architecture, as practiced most notably by Le Corbusier, was about building a utopian landscape while eradicating any traces of the past. Even the possibility of a past would vanish as those who had memories of the old, unplanned cities died out — the modernist utopia would become the only possibility. The end of history and its beginning. Architect Lebbeus Woods takes the opposite approach. His book Radical Reconstruction details his plans for three cities, and explains the theoretical framework behind his designs.

Woods considers the scorched earth school of architecture hierarchical. In addition to rewriting social history, rigid planning and traditional structures seek to dominate space, instead of acknowledging the specific material and social conditions unique to an area.

Woods champions a form of architecture that is heterarchical — adaptive to the physical environment and changing ideologies of its inhabitants, and encompassing several different design strategies. Havana is a city full of eastern-bloc prefabricated buildings, cut off economically by an embargo from the United States. Sarajevo is poised between two memories — that of the post-communist consumer playground it was preparing to become before the war, and that of the ancient tribal rivalries that have led to so much destruction.

San Francisco, home of hi-tech knowledge workers, is a city built on a major fault line. With an earthquake, the physical world intrudes. Woods envisages buildings like scar tissue, healing these ruptures. In sketches for Sarajevo, insectoid structures with shiny cybernetic talons and carapaces are grafted onto the charred ruins of a bombed tobacco factory, and project into the sky. For San Francisco, Woods proposes buildings on stilts situated in the silt of the bay, which reconfigure themselves with every earthquake.

These buildings seem alive, more than anything — parasitical, perhaps, feeding on the structures of the past and growing, thrusting skyward. But symbiotic might be a better way of phrasing it: the old and the new reinforcing each other, adapting to the future together.

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Lebbeus Woods

His body of theoretical work and extraordinary drawings have served as inspiration for architects, artists, and legions of students. Three projects for Sarajevo, Havana, and San Francisco define new approaches to the reconstruction of buildings and urban fabric damaged by unpredictable and largely uncontrollable forces of both human and natural origin. Such transformations are not only of physical structures and spaces but, more significantly, of the ways of living they sustain. The majority of these renderings of dazzling color and creativity have never been published or exhibited before. Lebbeus Woods has focused on theory and experimental projects since In he won the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.

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Start your review of Radical Reconstruction Write a review Feb 24, Helen rated it really liked it In Radical Reconstruction, Woods expands upon his ideas from the pamphlet War and Architecture, and discusses how those ideas could assist in creating freespace and more organic buildings in places devastated by not just war, but by economic oppression and natural disaster as well. He furthers the discussion started in War and Architecture on a radical reconstruction of Sarajevo, but also includes Havana as an example of an area economically oppressed by the embargo, and San Francisco as an area In Radical Reconstruction, Woods expands upon his ideas from the pamphlet War and Architecture, and discusses how those ideas could assist in creating freespace and more organic buildings in places devastated by not just war, but by economic oppression and natural disaster as well. He furthers the discussion started in War and Architecture on a radical reconstruction of Sarajevo, but also includes Havana as an example of an area economically oppressed by the embargo, and San Francisco as an area where natural disaster has changed the landscape of the city, in this case due to earthquakes. The essays are well thought out and are not above the scope of the layman reading about architecture for the first time. The visual images are absolutely stunning, in color and in black and white.

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Radical Reconstruction

Career[ edit ] Woods studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University. While Woods called himself an architect he never received a degree in architecture nor was he ever licensed to practice architecture. He also produced paintings for the Indianapolis Art Museum during that period. In he turned exclusively to theory and experimental projects. The author of nine books, he was a recipient of the Chrysler Design Award. Interested in what would happen if the architect was freed from conventional restrictions, he did not intend to generate and construct a design proposal of a specific geometrical form in order to approach an existing architectural problem.

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