TEXTING ARCHITECTS

Q10 STRUCTURE IS ?



We are texting with 100 prominent architects – sending them SMSes. The architects are out of context, so are their sentences. They are replying, but at the same time, they are unaware of the action. If they have something to say, they will write back. Consistency is in the spectrum.



SPECTRUM OF ARCHITECTS



q10structure

STRUCTURE IS ?



Nameless

Nameless

The fabric hanging from the overhead structure is a very delicate translucent fabric which is distinct from the felt fabric at the bottom space.

The structure is composed of EPS Blocks frequently used in architecture and civil engineering.



Nameless





Li Xiadong

Li Xiadong

This kind of structure is also relatively freer and lighter to deploy.



Li Xiadong





OOPEAA

OOPEAA

The basic structure is a stepped one.

The structure is entirely made of wooden logs.



OOPEAA





Neri Hu

Neri Hu

This is what led to the lantern concept, where a continuous brass structure is the element ties the whole store together, guiding customers while they explore the full extent of the space.

While it is primarily a guiding mechanism, the lantern structure is also a source of light—hanging within it are custom light fixtures that turn the structure into the main attribute to frame and highlight the products on display.



Neri Hu





Standard

Standard

In that sense this temporary structure is compliant on the outside, and animated even potentially rebellious on the inside, speaking both the city's current status and its history of colonization.



Standard





Christ Gantenbein

Christ Gantenbein

The building's simple steel structure is faced with corrugated sheets outside and with wood inside.

Like a camouflage infrastructure in the garden, the pavilion's wooden structure is homogeneously covered by a grey green roofing paper laid following a precise panel arrangement.

Their structure is designed in a highly pragmatic way and their dimensions are based on the layout of site.



Christ Gantenbein





Serie Architects

Serie Architects

"The project could be different things or have different outcomes, but what is important for us is the rigour with which the deep structure is treated.

A new structure is proposed within the old building envelope.



Serie Architects





Maio

Maio

The structure is perforated allowing the mechanical fastening of the display case.

The structure is in a permanently unfinished state.



Maio





Assemble

Assemble

The main structure is formed from a barn like timber frame and enclosed by prefabricated insulated panels.



Assemble





Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena

They lose value over time because they are in under served peripheries, because the quality of the environment is very bad, because the urban layout is bad, the structure is not there.



Alejandro Aravena





Wang Shu

Wang Shu

This structure is the result of my research. I don't believe that architecture is just about the works, as in art.

I think architecture should go back to its origins. Wood is a traditional Chinese architectural material and this structure is an architectural prototype.

They are a Western architectural form but this structure is not Western.

The wooden structure is like your inner clothes so it is very clear outside and inside.

The wooden structure is like your inner clothes so it is very clear outside and inside.



Wang Shu





SANAA

SANAA

Sometimes there are several changes of level on the same floor, so the structure is quite complicated and it is not always beautiful.



SANAA





Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito

For instance, in the Taiwanese Stadium project I wanted to express the structure as continuous woven lines, but what is most difficult in the structure is the actual dynamics do not follow the spiral lines, even though I was articulating those lines as structure.



Toyo Ito





Benjamin Dillenburger

Benjamin Dillenburger

The structure is enriched with local information at a previously unseen resolution.



Benjamin Dillenburger





Carlo Ratti

Carlo Ratti

The basic data structure is the image, a 2D array of pixels, each storing a single byte (8 bits), typically understood as an integer in the range 0..255.



Carlo Ratti





Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez

An architectural structure is a system of very heterogeneous spatial, functional, and technical elements, which could easily fall apart.



Christian Kerez





Bernard Cache

Bernard Cache

Experimental imprecision, the occurrence of unexpected events, are the signs that reality is a hollow image and that its structure is alveolar.



Bernard Cache





Made In

Made In

In the case of the Villa Chardonne, the structure is at the centre of the project and almost exclusively determines its appearance.



Made In





Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi

Such an argument presupposes that the architectural artefact is conceived as a structure and that this structure is revealed and can be recognised in the artefact itself.



Aldo Rossi





Sam Jacob

Sam Jacob

As with the Egyptian column, stone replaces timber, but here the entire structure is transubstantiated.



Sam Jacob





Archim Menges

Archim Menges

As a computational process that moves between virtual generation and physical materialisation, the process structure is capable of evolving morphologically complex yet viable tension active formations.

One key technology that enables an integrative conception and production of material and structure is rapid prototyping and manufacturing.



Archim Menges





Marc Fornes

Marc Fornes

This prototypical structure is an investigation into transformations from one state to the other.

The structure is forming a eccentric universe where familiar elements such as openings or dimensional measurements turn out of model or scale.



Marc Fornes