Part 4: The Ambiguous and Undefined.
For Robert Venturi, “both-and” carries a latent ambiguity in its meaning. Man, used to catalogue objects, always tries to define realities in an exact manner: Black or white; Inside or Out. 605 more words
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“An Architectural Pendulum: or Another Loos is Needed” is a critical analysis of the postmodern movement and its derivation as a reaction to the modernist ideals. 904 more words
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I like elements which are hybrid rather than “pure,” compromising rather than “clean,” distorted rather than “straightforward,” ambiguous rather than “articulated,” perverse as well as impersonal, boring as well as “interesting,” conventional rather than “designed,” accommodating rather than excluding, redundant rather than simple, vestigial as well as innovating, inconsistent and equivocal rather than direct and clear.