Eisenman`s Rebstockpark Masterplan and the Urban Fold

Eisenman`s Rebstockpark Masterplan and the Urban Fold

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141

The article aims to study the city through generative operations that escape the typological classification of its forming units, such as architecture, urban infrastructure, and circulation systems. Two conceptual vectors are established in opposite directions, the architecture thought to be the result of formal operations of the urban fabric where it is inserted; and the context as the interstitial formation that permeates and, defines the resulting field of the architecture-city complex.
The main concepts that structure the essay are based on some seminal texts in the discourse established in the architectural production of the 1990s. Stan Allen's text, ´From object to field condition`, from 1995 and the text ´Folding` by John Rajchman in the book ´Constructions` of 1998. The approximation of the two texts happens through the search for new ways of thinking about architecture and the city, in a pre-parametric context, in which digital technology begins to be instrumentalized in architectural design. Peter Eisenman's (1990-1992) Rebstockpark project approach takes place in this context of architectural production, in which new ways of thinking about architecture are based on the intersection between concepts previously segmented by descriptive delimitations. The architectural proposition goes beyond the geometrical shape of the building, to be thought of as a “field condition”, by means of an inclusive approach in which the building and the context are hybridized in propositions that escape the conceptual delimitation of what is understood as ´architectural object` and ´urban context`.

Corresponding Author

Adriana Ricciardi Rodrigues Lima

University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

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Adriana Ricciardi Rodrigues Lima

University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

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Rafael Antonio Cunha Perrone

University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

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Preferred Track

5. Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

Second Preferred Track

10. Urban analytics and city design

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