Absolute Architecture

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The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture.

The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture by Pier Vittorio Aureli is very subjective. Architecture makes sense within the social, political and cultural dimension. It is represented through the ideal appearance of the built environment. In the title he has used the word absolute which refers to the marked boundary of a city. Urbanization for most architects is interchangeable, but for him it is a fundamental phenomena which is the division and confrontation. The act of division and being divided in architecture shows the core of a city. It is a form of ethos and subjectivity of the city. The author goes back to four architects: Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Etienne Louis-Boullee
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It argues about the idea of nature which many fade away in the state of ecology. The thought of nature comes between ecological structure of art, philosophy, culture and politics. While writing this book he was living in the woods and his house was almost a mile away from the neighbor. He figured that there are six major elements that play an important part, which are rendering, the medial, the timbral, the Aeolian, tone and the re-mark. These six elements are basically the senses that we see, feel, hear, etc. He shows us the value of the aesthetics that has a major impact on humans. The society is damaged in a way and the way to fix it is through art and the nature. It has a major impact on individuals and on the …show more content…
This research lead to the writing of this book, No-Stop City. City in the title means the social problems, ideas and hypothesis of metropolitan area. According to Andrea Branzi the project implements the vanishing of architecture. The book is an urbanization which shows us the theoretical element used for transformation of livelihood pattern and boundary. A city is compared to a factories arrangement. The pattern with a lot of centers. It is a serious Utopia.
As the name implies No-Stop City the idea was to create a city which doesn't stop. A futuristic project of their time which was never implemented in a project. In my opinion it would be a much polluted city. Even though we are quiet progressing in that direction, we are not there yet. The city would have had no boundaries, artificial lighting, etc. In a world where we are trying to go back to the natural way of living, not completely but in some ways (reduce, recycle and reuse), this would just make us more and more dependent of natural resources which are getting used up in high quantities.

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