Deviant Types: From a Typological to a Topological Architecture
Date: Friday 12 November 1993
Running time: 70 mins
'The oppositional categories of order and difference have been maintained in architecture through either an appeal to ideal mathematical types or conversely through a transgression of these pure forms through formal conflicts and contradictions. Deviation, differentiation and transformation have been seen as mere variations on, or aberrations from, static unchanging morphological architectural types. A simultaneous critique of these ideal typological models will be the subject of this lecture.' Discussing geometry as an organisational system, Greg Lynn examines notions of monstrosity and symmetry when contemplating a body as a holistic model in perfect balance with a geometrical model. Greg Lynn's degrees in philosophy and architecture have led to a combined awareness in his work of the realities of construction and design with the speculative and theoretical potentials of writing and teaching. He has taught and lectured around the world.
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