Architectures of Chance: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Architectures of Chance

1st Edition

By Yeoryia Manolopoulou


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Architectural discourse and practice are dominated by a false dichotomy between design and chance, and governed by the belief that the architect�s role is to defend against the indeterminate. In Architectures of Chance Yeoryia Manolopoulou challenges this position, arguing for the need to develop a more creative understanding of chance as aesthetic experience and critical method, and as a design practice in its own right. Examining the role of experimental chance across film, psychoanalysis, philosophy, fine art and performance, this is the first book to comprehensively discuss the idea of chance in architecture and bring a rich array of innovative practices of chance to the attention of architects. Wide-ranging and through a symbiotic interplay of drawing and text, Architectures of Chance makes illuminating reading for those interested in the process and experience of design, and the poetics and ethics of chance and space in the overlapping fields of architecture and the aleatoric arts.

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ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation