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Architecture Timed: Designing with Time in Mind




Architecture Timed: Designing with Time in Mind

Karen A. Franck (Guest Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-91064-1 January 2016 144 Pages


The traditional veneration of architecture for its monumental and enduring qualities seems to be changing. Architects and other designers are moving away from seeking permanence towards a more open, creative use of what time has to offer. This is revealed in new approaches to historic preservation, the proliferation of temporary structures, concerns regarding sustainability, and the employment of time-efficient processes. Architecture Timed explores the role of ideas about time in the design inclinations and choices of contemporary designers of the environment. Contributors consider how the new can be incorporated into the old; how designing for the very short term has significant advantages; how what is temporary can be re-used; and how the design of materials, buildings and landscapes can improve sustainability and enhance experiences of time passing. Many designers have replaced the ideal of ‘timelessness’ and the view of time as a series of singular, static moments with an enriched and more nuanced perspective, treating time as a source of inspiration to be embraced, not a condition to be defended against.

Contributors include: Juhani Pallasmaa, Brian McGrath, Federica Goffi, Jill Stoner, Richard Garber and Eric Parry.

Designers featured include: Agence Ter, Shigeru Ban, BanG Studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, EMF Landscape Architects, Gluck+, GRO Architects, Interboro Partners, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Enric Miralles, Eric Parry Architects, Carlo Scarpa, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, UNStudio and Peter Zumthor.

Editorial 05
Helen Castle

About the Guest-Editor 06
Karen A. Franck

Introduction: Designing with Time in Mind 08
Karen A Franck

The Nine Lives of Building 18
Jill Stoner

Built Conservation and the Unfinished Fabrics of Time 24
Federica Goffi

Juxtaposing the New and the Old 34
Eric Parry

Time Matters: Transition and Transformation in Architecture 42
Mark Taylor

Inhabiting Time 50
Juhani Pallasmaa

Time as a Medium: Early Work of Enric Miralles 60
Philip Speranza

The Presence of the Weather 66
Kevin Nute

Knowingly Unfinished: Exploiting the Temporality of Landscapes 74
SueAnne Ware

Matter Timed 82
Martina Decker

Drawing Time 88
Brian McGrath

Drawing in Time: Processes of Design and Fabrication 98
Babak Bryan and Henry Grosman

Architecture Takes Time 108
Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca and Georgeen Theodore

Ever Faster But Still Very Good 114
Jonathan Mallie

No More Stopping 120
Richard Garber

Visiting Karsten Harries and Revisiting his ‘Building and the Terror of Time’ 128
Karen A. Franck

Counterpoint: Finding Time 136
Tim Makower

Contributors 142