In this architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Art Deco architecture movement and style — and yeah, he might throw in a ‘Bioshock’ reference here-or-there… ;-).
What if you took the basic elements of most buildings, hacked them into pieces, then reassembled them seemingly without any rhyme or reason? That’s the basic visual effect of the Deconstructivist architectural movement, which is about examining fragmentation and distortion in architectural design forms to a sort-of controlled chaos, maybe discomforting, possibly confusing, but just fascinating. We now close 2013 with a look at Deconstructivist Architecture.
The architectural style of Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style (ranging from art to architecture, jewelry, fashion, etc.) that began in Paris in the 1920s, and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and well into the World War II era. It represents a built visible expression of the period’s enthusiasm and splendor between World Wars 1 and 2. In London, buildings of this era that were inspired by the Art Deco style reflected the refinement, progress and boldness that describe the modern, big-city metropolis age. Even now, many of these Art Deco buildings have yet to lose their spirit and interest, however (like many buildings) they are not properly documented. Thankfully, that is all about to change…should the funding be enough. Continue reading “Support this Fundraiser for “Modernism London Style” by Niels Lehmann & Christoph Rauhut”