UNAPOLOGETICALLY FAT: Voluptuous Architecture
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 2 - 3:30pm
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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE | COOPER THESIS LECTURE SERIES
LECTURE BY IVI DIAMANTOPOULOU
Architecture can now become voluptuous -and that does not mean that at it jettisons the line or embraces the curve. Re-think architecture as a bottom-heavy construct, barely escaping symmetry, succumbing to gravity and being legibly informed by its forces. Shaped by a counter-aesthetic theory that aspires to re-conceptualise antiquated notions of ‘kallos’ revolving around metrics and proportions, and contemporary aesthetics of reduction and hype-rarticulation, Voluptuous Architecture negotiates surface and massing, austerity and lavishness, the complex and the monolithic , the beautiful , the weird and the grotesque.
Thursday 7 March at 2pm
Open to current students/faculty/staff of The Cooper Union