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dc.contributor.authorShah, Mahnaz
dc.identifier.citationeCAADe 2013: Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Delft, The Netherlands, September 18-20, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-91207-04-4 (vol. 1)
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-91207-05-1 (vol. 2)
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dc.description.abstractThis paper questions the context and meaning of space or the ‘spatial’ within the current architectural and urban rhetoric as suggested by Vidler (2011) in his essay Transparency and Utopia: Constructing the void from Pascal to Foucault. As a case in point this paper further introduces the context of ‘non-space’ as supposedly introduced by Le Corbusier in his Potato Building typology studies conducted during the early 1960s. In both the above instances the concept of ‘enlightment space’ or a geometrical, rational gridded and above all transparent space is contrived and skewed to accommodate alternate determinates – space in this instance, according to Vidler; no longer operates as an instrument of monumental construction but rather as an agent of monumental dissolution. Given the above definition, the paper critically evaluates the role of computational design within this spatial decomposition.en_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology; eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEcaade 2013;
dc.subjectComputational Designen_US
dc.subjectArchitectural Constructsen_US
dc.titleSpace-non-Space and the Role of Computational Designen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_US

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