12 Νοεμβρίου 2017

The Tools of the Architect


The Tools of the Architect
EAHN CONFERENCE, TU DELFT and HNI, 22-24 NOVEMBER 2017
 
 
Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

Time and time again, architects have engaged with new tools. The quest to find the most appropriate and adequate tools to articulate, test and communicate design ideas has never ended, and in this pursuit architects have appropriated tools from other disciplines, such as art, historiography, sociology, philosophy, computer sciences and engineering. Out of this perspective the tools of the architect have become a field of intense exploration of the encounter of architecture with other disciplinary perspectives.

Friday 24 November 2017 | 15:00–17:00 hrs

Paper Session 1: Theories and concepts / Location: Room K / Session Chair: Hans Teerds | Delft University of Technology

The Tool of Plasticity: Framing the Processual in Post-Industrial Adaptive Reuse
Steffen Bösenberg | Leibniz Universität Hannover
“Against Formalism”: Michel Roux-Spitz’s Useful Organism and the Politics of Équipement
Michael Faciejew | Princeton University
Framework for Tectonic Thinking, a Conceptual Tool of the Architect
Udo Garritzmann | Aarhus School of Architecture
An Analogue – the Logos of the Universal Tools of Architects and Chefs
Anna Marie Fisker | Center for Food Science, Design & Experience
Tools from Nowhere: Logical Positivism in Greek Architectural Magazines
Kostas Tsiambaos | National Technical University of Athens

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