- n. architecture A development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s, characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, and non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate.
- n. a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction
- deconstructive + -ism (Wiktionary)
“As such, I have concerns about the spread of Gehry style deconstructivism from a social standpoint as I believe it misplaces it’s focus from people to the architect, the structure and it’s materials.”
“This structure, which was originally designed by Daniel Libeskind as a torqued tower in accordance with the reigning style known as deconstructivism, became far more orderly and symmetrical in the hands of David Childs of Skidmore Owings & Merrill SOM.”
“To most viewers, however, the new Koolhaas design will seem to take its cue from deconstructivism, which is surely an influence, not only in its overall conception, which flies in the face of the stiff rectilinearity of the International style, but also in its woozy, off-kilter stretching of Modernist notions of modular design at each level.”
“My focus on the ROM in the context of this discussion is because it is the the most prominent (perhaps only?) example of deconstructivism in Toronto.”
““My focus on the ROM in the context of this discussion is because it is the the most prominent (perhaps only?) example of deconstructivism in Toronto.””
“Actually, when it comes to the “deconstructivism” label, back when it was built, the CBC Headquarters was being hailed as Philip Johnson doing for deconstructivism what he did for postmodernism at AT&T – for better or worse.”
“And a nostalgic return to latter 20th Century deconstructivism proves both a good read and a winning tactic in calling out the sloppy habits developed by both writers and readers in this century's first decade, the world's first truly digital decade.”
“As opposed to the deconstructivism of architects such as Zaha Hadid and Daniel Liebeskind, whose museum architecture is often in dramatic contrast to surrounding buildings and to the art on display inside, Mr. Moneo's spaces, he says, "are a place where the work is emphasized.”
“Looks like a good counterpoint to the traditional MSM truth-twisting and postmodern deconstructivism that comes out of Tinselgrad.”
“Yikes, and here I thought I had left intertextuality, deconstructivism, discourse theories and all that literary stuff behind me when I finished my MA.”
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