Armand Lievre

Tectonic Architecture

Architecture through construction develops a material narrative that ultimately creates the components of architectural language. Detailing demonstrates the attributes of materials through application of laws in construction. It is the relationship between materials and their connectivity to the building as a whole; that gives rise to the issue of hierarchy, suggesting a relationship between part and whole, inquiring which gives birth to the other. The aim here is to distinguish between form and detail as a single unity in order to justify and formulate the syntheses that is dialectic in nature and is eminent between the overall form and detail within a tectonic production of architecture and meaning.

Detailing is a revealing component altering the architectural language; details provide


August 01, 2017


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