Power architecture / editors, Casa da Arquitectura ; editorial coordination, Jorge Carvalho, Pedro Bandeira, Ricardo Carvalho.

1st edition.
  • Matosinhos, Portugal : Casa da Arquitectura ; Zurich, Switzerland : Lars Müller Publishers, [2017]
  • ©2017
259 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, plans ; 25 cm


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Power and architecture are fundamental to the question of how contemporary society and architecture work together. Since power lacks a comprehensive logic, coherence, and instrumentalization capability, the question refers both to the autonomous powers of the architectural forms and to a set of external powers represented through architecture. The presented series of projects based on current and extreme syntheses of comprehensive and complex world-views enables mapping a network of powers that align, intersect, inflect, and diverge from each other: collective power, ordaining power, economic power, technological power, ritual power, cultural power, media power, and domestic power. The issue of counter power is then discussed against this background. Through eight essays by contributors, along with images, drawings, and documents, the book renders visible a set of entities, informal conventions, stakeholders, and means involved in the creation of architecture; that is, the dynamics of the collective that ceaselessly tests the architectural composition of the common world.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Power Architecture, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, November 17, 2017-March 18, 2018.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Power architecture at the Casa da Arquitetura / José Manuel Dias da Fonseca, Nuno Sampaio -- Power/Architecture / Jorge Carvalho, Pedro Bandeira, Ricardo Carvalho -- Mapping Power/Architecture / Bruno Figueiredo -- Architecture and collective power / Guilherme Wisnik -- Architecture and regulatory power / João Belo Rodeia -- Technological power: the architecture of redundancy / André Tavares, Ivo Poças Martins -- Economic power: against cynicism / Alexandra Vougia -- Domestic power: a new agency / Andreas Ruby, Ilka Ruby, Yuma Shinohara -- The power of culture in the culture of power / Nuno Grande -- Media power: novelty: a dispassionate story / Moisés Puente -- Ritual power: now I lay me down to eat / Joaquim Moreno -- Visual dossier : Collective power -- Regulatory power -- Technologlical power -- Economic power -- Domestic power -- Cultural power -- Media power -- Ritual power.
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  • 9789899679061 ((Casa da Arquitectura))
  • 9899679062
  • 9783037785461 ((Lars Müller))
  • 3037785462
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