By Teresa Stoppani
Concerning architecture and the town, outfitted, imagined and narrated, this booklet makes a speciality of ny and Venice, yet considers structure as an highbrow and spatial technique instead of a product.
A critical look at the making of new york and Venice offers a history to addressing the dynamic redefinition and making of area this day. The slow techniques of adjustment, the making of a continuously altering dense house, the emphasis on forming instead of on determine, the incorporation of latest kinds and languages via their edition and transformation, make either new york and Venice, in numerous methods, the perfect areas to contextualize and deal with the problem of an structure of the dynamic.
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What is this delirium, and how does it operate on the city? 8 Delirium here produces a closed project that remains active only if it is transferred (translated) from the written text to the practice of design. Only if the deﬁnition and modes of operations of delirium are opened, and delirium allows for a process of ongoing redeﬁnition and adjustment of itself, it is then possible to return it to the architectural 18 Frames discourse, while retaining its congenial interference, implication and imbalance with the architectural project.
It is as a paradigm that Venice can relate to Manhattan. Another operation that we need to perform to enable this relationship is a distancing from acquired historical, morphological and typological preconceptions and classiﬁcations of the city that are well known in architecture and urbanism. The paradigm as an operation is what makes it possible to perform the association, and to relate an abstracted Venice – simpliﬁed of its complex connections and reduced to separate islands – to Manhattan.
Its threshold is a space that embraces change and the construction of different identities in time. Far from ideal (Plato) or utopian (Thomas More) scenarios of philosophical, political and legislative (and physical) delimitation, the island thus redeﬁned is not only a system of relations, but it is also in relation, and as such open to the plural. The plurality and differences that characterize the island ‘within’ affect also its edge, exposed and open as it is to a ‘different’ that operates elsewhere and according to different rules.
Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice: Discourses on Architecture and the City by Teresa Stoppani