Neologism As Architectural Bracketing

Drawing, Architecture & Information Architecture Virtuality

by Van VanGorder

In preparing a paradigm shift from the Poetics of Space per Blanchard towards a new poiesis through transdisciplinary synechdoche of the sculptor Nauman structuring Vienna  author Basauldo writes in Topological Gardens of the "elasticity of logic"

The term may be borrowed then to reinvent Kant's program architectonic" The conditions of experience are simultaneously the conditions of the objects of experience.  As corresponding neologism then  I observe that the elasticity of language within the metanymity of language belongs to  Architecture as  responding to "architectures" ( to put a few more nails in Derridas bracket)   which are outside its system; yet  simultaneusly involving  guaging of experience  thus progressively  a morphology shaping the essence of its own formative ethos.

The threads of such neologisms (Architecture/architecture) we are familiar with: Deleuze and rhizome ( haunting the title "Topological Gardens) Smithson on Entropy per his terms, Hersey on Trope in The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture  as according to imagination rather than rule, interdisciplinarian  Bal on topology as narratology, Lacan's "mathemes" . The latter are subscripts and superscripts that function to identify psychological state somewhat in the manner of an "aritist's proof", i.e. a numbered state within a series - a condition of virtuality...( let the term artists proof function here as a pun on Aristotle's identification of "rhetoric" as artistic proof in the sense of dialectic, pathos, ethos, i.e. discourse, expression, and context( you can see and adaptation of such information architecturre in yourbrowser site  addresses)

The Derridean retrospctive and progressive bracketing as architectural redefinitions within Modernism have been observed by Vidler on his sources to relate the architect's hand in the matter as an autonomy linked to Mannerist authority of hand...while relating as well to Kant. thus the  phrase I described as progromatic in quoting is open to interpertation- that being its fate and possible intent within what Bal calls the "epistemological requirement of a shared subjectivity".

More to the point then is the evidence that such such logic is formalized within information architecture and its drawing modes as Boolean sets: intersection, closure, opposition; aprently derived from Cubist visual rhetoric... Architecture through cyber drawing has adapted the strings of its virtuality by which it analyzes the conditions outside its construction that become imported within its own definition beginnning for example by temporal space flow diagrams.

The conditions of this interiority and exteriority I see as well in the relation between architecture and landscaping- towards which the construction of a new visual rhetoric can look to get some bearing by reflecting on the opposition between the formative moments between Loos and Wright towards preparing closures of system and environment that begin to intersect for us.

Loos and Wright brought the processional plan to the crux and crisis of Modernism or proto Modernism, at loggerheads... Loos demonstrated into a jewel like construction that built the object into a sculptural randomness of space designed to be experienced at the remove of sheer invention; while Wright focused on building into the existing environment at the remove of distancing himself from what he called "real estate". Because of the apparient  relevance of city planning and the philosophic dimensions of context development seem to make sense towards developing space Wright appeared to have settled context of environment over the jewel like pavillion in its self isolation.

Yet in the burgeoning reality the pace of contemporary living worlds revises any environment overnight, there is nothing really that one can count on building into, except perhaps the kind of social contexts Siza for example could find in older communities... but today you know health care outposts will spring up, and then mals around those etc...

The drawings I show here look indirectly into the phenomenon of landscaping... that in the midst of these pavillions that localize their "threads" of the "strings" that finance them one finds the landscaping that could potentially unify these building momentums usually look worse the closer  they actually are to buildings. The remedy is actually fairly simple, the building needs to constructed so as give a sense of the landscaping developing from out of them organic in disposition to their own jewel like form in its moment of observation, rather than just being the afterthought they inevitably are.

Loos's mode was closer to the subsequent development of the axon and its relation to new schematics of of the structural development that links to computer programming, in their way both share the Boolian planning modes of information architecture to Architecture in planning mode of "definition, opposition, closure"

For me the computer "button", i.e.  dimensional plaque like form is similar to the architectural jewel, while my vocabulary is rather landscape, stems from Asian Pit houses which were very organic order of construct... I give and abstract intersection of these terms of closure and opening out.. for me cyber space is my environment for building... actuallly...

In relation to the non tragic drawing; and button, I may use tiling which is a meditation on the terms of patterning used in the famous Post Modernists exhibition of the "New York 5" in which models used patterned paper as a reflection I suppose on Deleuzes "rhizome" as opposed to say the wrapping of building s by Christo which carried the weight in his example of the weight of Mannerist "'autonomy" . I use the patterning or tiling in a subversive way in this regard because the terms of its construction are closer to the drawing experience...