RELATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Dense Voids and Violent Laughters

Journal article


Stoppani, T (2016). RELATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: Dense Voids and Violent Laughters. Field: Urban Blind Spots. 6 (1), pp. 98-112.
AuthorsStoppani, T
Abstract

Starting from an analysis of Georges Bataille?s text ?The Labyrinth? (1935-6), this essay addresses the always changing relationship between architecture and the city, considering in particular the architectural ?void?, as both a physical space and a disciplinary domain. In the city, architecture operates in a ?void? that is dense of tensions, unevenness, singularities, stratifications and movements, and must devise strategies for addressing and inhabiting these networks of relations. Focusing in particular on Peter Eisenman?s definition of the ?interstitial? as a spacing condition of form-form relation, and on Rem Koolhaas?s ?strategy of the void? and its congestion with architectural ?junk?, this text argues that different postmodern positions on architecture in the city have addressed the ?void? as a space that is not feared, and therefore ?designed? by the architectural project, but tensioned with the potentiality of Bataille?s convulsive laughter: that destabilizing and de-compositional force that transverses relations of structured organizational contiguity, and challenges their forms with a force that travels across the (architectural) ?void?, revealing the unstable and dynamic nature of both architecture and urban constructs.

Year2016
JournalField: Urban Blind Spots
Journal citation6 (1), pp. 98-112
PublisherUniversity of Sheffield
ISSN1755-0068
Web address (URL)http://eprints.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/489/
Publication dates
Print10 Jul 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Aug 2017
Accepted11 Jul 2016
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
EditorsKossak, F, Schneider, S and Walker, S
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/87341

  • 3
    total views
  • 2
    total downloads
  • 2
    views this month
  • 2
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Suspended Time
Stoppani, T (2015). Suspended Time. in: Goldstone, E (ed.) Heide Fasnacht. Suspect Terrain. New York Socrates Publishing. pp. 18-28
Zasliševanje arhitekture [Interrogating Architecture]
Stoppani, T and Kosec, M (2017). Zasliševanje arhitekture [Interrogating Architecture]. Outsider.
Architecture and Trauma
Stoppani, T (2016). Architecture and Trauma. in: Ataria, Y, Gurevitz, D, Pedaya, H and Neria, Y (ed.) Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Culture Springer International Publishing.
The Fasnacht Fold Notes on Heide Fasnacht’s “New Frontier”
Stoppani, T (2015). The Fasnacht Fold Notes on Heide Fasnacht’s “New Frontier”. Lo squaderno. 37, pp. 21-25.
Pyrotechnic Sculpture
Stoppani, T (2014). Pyrotechnic Sculpture. Henry Moore Institute Newsletter. Jan (111).
Post-scriptum: 'But that is not enough'
Stoppani, T (2016). Post-scriptum: 'But that is not enough'. in: Stoppani, T, Ponzo, G and Themistokleous, G (ed.) This Thing Called Theory Abingdon, Oxford and New York Routledge.
The vague, the viral, the parasitic: Piranesi's metropolis
Stoppani, T (2009). The vague, the viral, the parasitic: Piranesi's metropolis. Footprint.
The Architecture of the disaster
Stoppani, T (2012). The Architecture of the disaster. Space and Culture. 15 (2), pp. 135-150.
Demolition: The Afterdrawing of Architecture
Stoppani, T (2016). Demolition: The Afterdrawing of Architecture. in: Barton, C, Treadwell, S and Those, S (ed.) Drawing Is/Not Building Wellington, New Zealand Adam Art Gallery. pp. 80-81
It’s Always a Threesome. Or, on the intricacies of educating an architect
Kizis, C, Stoppani, T and Uhia Hernandez, A (2017). It’s Always a Threesome. Or, on the intricacies of educating an architect. Fuoco Amico.
’Budowanie napi\k ecia ? dziedzictwo Manfreda Tafuriego. Mi\k edzy praktykami krytycznymi a praktykami materialnymi w architekturze’, Recykling Idei. Media, Spolecznie, Zaangazowane
Stoppani, T (2014). ’Budowanie napi\k ecia ? dziedzictwo Manfreda Tafuriego. Mi\k edzy praktykami krytycznymi a praktykami materialnymi w architekturze’, Recykling Idei. Media, Spolecznie, Zaangazowane. Cena Architektury. 16, pp. 88-96.
Grid effects
Stoppani, T (2008). Grid effects. Architectural Research Quarterly. 12 (3-4), pp. 255-262.
The Fasnacht Fold. Notes on Heide Fasnacht?s New Frontier (2015)
Stoppani, T (2015). The Fasnacht Fold. Notes on Heide Fasnacht?s New Frontier (2015). Lo squaderno.
Material lines: apocalypse, capricci, war and other disasters
Stoppani, T (2014). Material lines: apocalypse, capricci, war and other disasters. Journal of Architecture. 9 (4), pp. 511-535.