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Themoment of complexity The collapse of the Berlin wall on November 9 1989 made a change from the industrial society to an information one. Diverse flows became global. The New Network Culture was born. Architecture transformed from grid to network. The wall (which was the tool of separation) became the wide web (tool that unites). The grid's founder was the architect Le Corbusier. For him it was the figure of modernism. Geometry was its foundation: It was consisted of ideal forms and perfectly precise straight lines and right angles. Le Corbusier says: "The curve is ruinous, difficult and dangerous; it is a paralyzing thing". At that time, everything was ruled by the reason of human beings. It was for them the tool of controlling nature. Then Venturi came in the seventies and opposed them. He tried to start the architecture that has the moment of complexity which defines network cultures. But Venturi's work was very superficial and it did not show true net work use. His complexity was not complex enough! Then Gehry came and he folded the mechanical logic. At first nobody believed him because all the engineers were sure that his ideas and designs could never become true and be constructed. But then a constructing digital program was created, its name was Catia. By using this program he made his designs feasible for construct in real life, they became complex but in the same time interconnected. Because of Gehry, forms became dynamic rather than rigid, organic rather than mechanic, complex rather than simple. He was capable of setting forms in motion and giving them a movement. Rectilinear forms became curvilinear. Equilibrium transformed into chaos or the moment of complexity. Hussam Nasser 200902163
Analyze of villa moda projectFirst it is a domestic canopy: We find residential units on the upper levels. Working, living and entertainment can benefit from the proximity of each other. Then it has a public ground. Because of the multi-level it has multi-use. There is a waving pool, theater, public areas and in the base level we find shops.As for the structure it is like a sponge form which is an hexagon. The structure's slab morphs from a typical orthogonal uniform depth rib system into a system of deeper ribs, wider ribs, more closely spaced ribs. The changing shape responds to the intensity of the loading and the need to provide strength and stiffness to the system. Hussam Nasser 200902163
As for the analyze with pictures(villa moda analyze of unit and network)i cant post it Mrs. because i had a scan problem i will post it tomorrow at mid day , sorry for lateness.
hussam: the project analysis need to be not only in description but drawing as well ( drawing some diagrams in addition the projects photos). see my latest comments on your friends posted work, and update your project analysis in the right direction.