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Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm
Charles Jencks discusses architecture's shifting paradigm in accordance with seven emerging themes in contemporary architecture....
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Jencks discusses fractal geometry, ecology, and available data inputs as methods of design. He describes them as three of his...

Charles Jencks Towards A New Paradigm

November 10, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Charles Jencks discusses architecture’s shifting paradigm in accordance with seven emerging themes in contemporary architecture. Using current architectural projects and current discoveries in science, Jencks argues for a more intricate architecture that uses orders of nature and laws of science to compliment emergent design processes that contain metaphors and signifiers to pursue meaning. Though he admits his vision is pristinely
positive, he cautions the kitsch usage will weaken the significance of architecture in mainstream culture.

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Jencks discusses fractal geometry, ecology, and available data inputs as methods of design. He describes them as three of his seven points, indicating a shift toward new methods of organization and ecological sustainability. He illustrates his points with projects from Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Ken Yeang, and Santiago Calatrava.