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See detailFormes & forces. Lecture conceptuelle d’architectures au travers de champs disciplinaires connexes.
Prégardien, Michel ULg

Doctoral thesis (2013)

This research starts from a lack of conceptualisation, in the architectural field, around the notion of non-figuration. Postmodern Movement’s ideological opposition to Modern Architecture and its ascetic ... [more ▼]

This research starts from a lack of conceptualisation, in the architectural field, around the notion of non-figuration. Postmodern Movement’s ideological opposition to Modern Architecture and its ascetic aesthetic led to the promotion of signs and images. This prevents a reading of Modern Architecture around notions such as openness, opacity linked to non-figuration as defined by Umberto Eco in his essay Opera Operta. U. Eco’s literary analysis finds a relevant synthesis in G. Deleuze’s work who develops three approaches of non-figuration in pictural art : abstract art (P. Mondrian), figural art (F. Bacon) and informal art (J. Pollock). These categories represent a specific way of exceeding figuration and forms in favour of the forces on the canvas. The thesis aims at evaluating the applicability of these categories to Modern Architecture. The study of three architectural theorists - R. Venturi, C. Norberg-Schulz and C. Rowe - allows us to clarify non-figuration in architecture. This leads to point two specific constraints: functionality and presence that involve architecture in a figurative field. The thesis than articulates architecture’s specific restrictions to non-figuration with G. Deleuze’s aesthetic and philosophy. The analysis of P. Eisenman, L.I. Kahn, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe’s buildings show progressively the necessity to enrich architecture with irrationality, a way of exceeding figurative content. Finally, the thesis discusses the theoretical issues of this approach and examines the possibility to analyse architectural history with non-figurative concepts developed in this research. These kinds of processes, freed of their stylistic content, allow, for example, Modern Architecture and Baroque to get closer. This work also establishes the possibility to develop similar processes of analysis between the different artistic fields (painting, literature, architecture) with same results. [less ▲]

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See detailThere is no more place for utopia
Prégardien, Michel ULg

Conference (2010, October 22)

This paper calls about the possibility of utopia, today, in a world dominated by capitalism power and his need of saturating all the space (endless housing estate). The question is : how to think about ... [more ▼]

This paper calls about the possibility of utopia, today, in a world dominated by capitalism power and his need of saturating all the space (endless housing estate). The question is : how to think about utopia, when there is no place to build it, ever physically or mentally. [less ▲]

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See detailVillas du XXe siècle. Evolution et interaction de schèmes de composition
Cornesse, Jean-Claude ULg; Prégardien, Michel ULg

Book published by Les Editions de l'Université de Liège (2010)

Forts des innovations technologiques modernes, les architectes du XXe siècle se sont servis de la maison individuelle comme laboratoire d’essais pour tester des processus de conceptions innovants ... [more ▼]

Forts des innovations technologiques modernes, les architectes du XXe siècle se sont servis de la maison individuelle comme laboratoire d’essais pour tester des processus de conceptions innovants, cherchant à faire table rase d’une tradition au vocabulaire trop emprunté. Derrière ce foisonnement d’individualités, il est cependant possible de dégager un ensemble de structures fondamentales de l’habitat qui appartiennent néanmoins à une évolution historique dont les racines se situent dans les villas d’apparat d’Andréa Palladio et dans l’architecture domestique des maisons anglaises. Ces différentes structures sont appelées schèmes, le schème étant entendu comme « structure d’ensemble d’un processus » dont la valeur principale est d’être un outil de conception valable tant pour l’analyse d’oeuvres architecturales que pour leur production. Cet ouvrage entend ainsi offrir au lecteur une approche méthodologique de la composition dégagée de règles restrictives puisque la qualité d’ouverture inhérente à la constitution structurelle du schème le rend susceptible d’être transformé, combiné... dans des configurations toujours novatrices. [less ▲]

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