“Architectures of Order” is an interdisciplinary research project (2020-2024) of the Goethe University Frankfurt and Technical University of Darmstadt, with the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum as associated partners. Comprising 26 members, the project is concerned with an investigation of architecture as a cultural practice of ordering, that manifests aesthetically, materially, spatially, discursively as well as epistemologically. ...
Metaphorical Practices in Architecture Metaphors as Method and Subject in the Production of Architecture
Metaphors are diversly and intricately embedded in architectural practice and discourse. Precisely for this reason, this volume argues and sets out to explore, how they can be engaged to critically interrogate architecture’s social, cultural and political dimensions – past and present – and to productively challenge and intervene with established perspectives, debates and practices. Mapping […]
At the end of the LOEWE research project, scholars from the fields of architecture, sociology, history and media studies, and legal history will present their research results in the form of a diverse exhibition and event program at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a. M. (Interim), Henschelstraße 18 in Frankfurt a. M., at the TU Darmstadt, […]
New Publication: Utopia Computer. The “New” in Architecture?, edited by Nathalie Bredella, Chris Dähne & Frederike Lausch
The critical concern of the book “Utopia Computer” is the euphoria, expectation and hope inspired by the introduction of computers within architecture in the early digital age. With the advent of the personal computer and the launch of the Internet in the 1990s, utopian ideals found in architectural discourse from the 1960s were revisited and […]
The CCSA Talks will be continued in the summer semester. Every month, members of the network and invited guests present current research projects. The next CCSA Talk will take place on June 19.
The second volume within the AO publication series will be published soon, with an essay penned by Szilvia Gellai. In the text, Gellai explores the glass culture of modernity through the lens of female projects in literature, art, and architecture. The publication series is published within CCSA Topics.
Previous inquiries of the LOEWE research cluster “Architectures of Order” have shown us that spatial knowledge provides us with an understanding of our world and a capacity to order it – a capacity prominently mobilized in the field of architecture. Prerequisite for this is a constant observance of notions of disorder: From disorder to order, we foray into matters at hand until we feel able to grasp what is at play. We find new logics where we did not see them before, perceive new patterns in a seemingly disordered world. But in an equally great number of circumstances, we observe processes evolving from order to disorder. Based on this order | disorder dialectic, the question our latest annual theme aims to tackle the evolution of the notion of order as imminently dependent on disorder with its changes and discontents throughout time. Within this large framework, we focalize on two subject areas: Reevaluation of the concept of the ruin as testament to life cycles of urban orders and, focusing on architectural practice, the dynamics of order | disorder in computational design. ...