“Truth to Material” vs. “Principle of Cladding” Material Strategies in Contemporary Architecture

30/09/19
Fakulta architektury, ČVUT

Ákos Moravánszky:

 

“Truth to Material” versus the “Principle of Cladding”

Material Strategies in Contemporary Architecture

 

New scholarship in architectural history and theory has begun to focus on the specific role and meaning of materials versus an emphasis on form or idea. This research resonates with the work of architects, whose buildings operate through the material rather than the conceptual. The lecture intends to reexamine Gottfried Semper‘s nineteenth-century theories of Stoffwechsel (material change) and cladding, and contrast them with the established notion of “truth to material”, in order to discuss new material strategies in contemporary architecture.

 

30. 9. v 18 h na FA ČVUT; Prof.Dr. Dr.h.c. Ákos Moravánszky

 

V rámci projektu Za pravdu... https://www.gjf.cz/pripravujeme/za-pravdu-/

 

ve spolupráci: GJF, Ústav dějin umění AV ČR, v.v.i., FA ČVUT v Praze