Decode | breaking boundaries of architectural design
Registration deadline: 4th October 2021
Submission deadline: 5th October 2021
Result announcement: 2nd December 2021
Deconstructivism is a post-modernist movement that was started against the architectural style of modernism. Created with the original intent of extending boundaries and breaking architectural stereotypes, this movement in itself, gathered many misconceptions.
Computer-aided design software helped to create these designs effectively and its eye-catching style, spread instantly, facing criticisms as well. The style consists of buildings designed in a fragmented nature.
As the term suggests, the design takes dramatic turns and angles that allow its viewers to experience a realm of buildings that look dynamic and almost futuristic.
Deconstruction is essential, stripping down the different layers of a building and abstracting them in a way that would allow the viewer to visualize the space, with a different perspective.
Today, many architects and designers create aesthetically disruptive and abstract designs, while balancing the functionality of the building effectively. But even though the structure is builtsoundly, the deceiving nature of fragmented facades pushes people to perceive the building as illogical and worthless.
Structures designed by architects such as Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind are enlightening examples of deconstructivism and they push us to aspire for more. This movement is capable of producingbuildings, at both calming and enthralling ends of the spectrum.
The situation, with such a volatile architectural style, usually gets out of hand, after the beginning of the movement, when its subsequent renditions are unable to sync their meaning with the essence. While as architects we appreciate deconstructivism, the message that is relayed through its expression may get lost in translation towards the end-user.
How can we create a positive impression of deconstructivism in this era?
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