New Scapes: Territories of Complexity

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 1, 2003 - Architecture - 93 pages
Since the famous competition for the Park La Villette in Paris where the participants included Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman and Gilles Deleuze, the relationship between building and landscape has been dramatically transformed. Concepts such as metamorphosis and interaction, layers and fields are becoming as much a part of architectonic discourse as the practical designs and the realization. Author Paola Gregory examines this interplay between buildings and landscapes present in today ́s architecture scene, illustrating her analysis with exciting examples including the ecological landscapes of James Wines and Greg Lynn, the virtual environments of Marcos Novak and Nox, buildings by Jean Nouvel and Toyo Ito which actively incorporate passers-by and surroundings by means of new media.
 

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Contents

Information Landscapes
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1 Landscape as a Paradigm of Complexity
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The Passage from Object to Field in the Figure Background Interaction
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22 The Architecture of Layers and Deterritorialization
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23 Inbetween and the Space of the Event
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24 The Fold and the Mobius Effect
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from the Static Model to Systemic Organization
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32 The Complexity of Indeterminacy and Flexible Ecosystems
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33 Morphogenesis and Animate Form
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34 The Cyborg and Biotechnological informe
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Virtual Worlds and StereoReality
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The New Electronic Interface
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43 Liquid Space and Transarchitecture
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The Dizziness of the Incommensurable
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Further Reading
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