RZLBD - Reza Aliabadi

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An Architecture of Turbulence

A single family house may often have been considered as a very small pixel within any urban context, but the fact is, on average more than fifty percent of the urban fabric is being shaped by these tiny small pixels. It is well said by Tadao Ando: “The house is the building type that can change society.” Thus, this is how a client, a developer, a builder, an architect, or a designer could or should be responsible and willingly participate in a collective effort to shape a better urban context.

ANTI-DRAWING / a medium

The history of architectural drawings is as old as architecture itself and has been developed through the architectural timeline. Once diagrams, they were as big as Ziggurats and Pyramids and drawn at the scale of one to one on site. Now in contrast, drawings are practically nonexistent as tangible objects. They only exist as digital data saved in virtual space. Regardless of their old history and drastic evolution, one single fact about them has never changed; they were and still are a medium: an intermediate device that visualizes an idea and goes through a journey of adventures before being realized. And yet, there is always a risk that the same set of drawings by an architect may be translated into different architectural interpretations.

Shigeru Ban- MDS Gallery. Image Courtesy of Atelier RZLBDPeter Zumthor - Bruderklaus. Image Courtesy of Atelier RZLBDPeter Eisenman - Memorial. Image Courtesy of Atelier RZLBDPyramids. Image Courtesy of Atelier RZLBD+ 6