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FromtheArchitecturalUncanny:EssaysintheModern Unhomely, Vidler

Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ForVidlerwhatispathologicalspace Withwhatdoestheauthorcouplemadness? HowdoesBouilleusedarknessandlight? HowdoesMinkowskiandCaillosexplaindarkness Whatistherelationbetweenmodernityandtransparency? HowdoesRoweandSlutzkydefinetransparency? HowisthetransparencyinKolhaas'scube? WhatistherelationofVattimo'sWeakArchitecturewithtransparency? Howdoestheauthorexplainthemirrorandmirroring?

FromtheArchitecturalUncanny:EssaysintheModernUnhomely, Vidler Spacehasbeenstudiedwithallitsaspects,physical,socialetc. Asitisanormalsituationitcanalsobepathological. Alsowhenwetalkaboutlightspacewecanalsotalkaboutthedarkspace. ThedarksideofthespacecanbeoverlookedasFoucault.Suchas Foucault'sstudyoftheother,ofmadness. Wecanalsodiscussthetransparencythatcanovercometheirrational, "universaltransparency"."powerthroughtransparency"utopianapplications toarchitectureandurbanismthehygienicspaceofthemodernists. Andasacontrarythespatialphenomenologyofdarkness. Late18thc.architectswereawareofthisdoublevision,Bouillewasthefirst toapplytheBurkeansublime"absolutelight"tothedesignofpublic institutions.Hewasalsointerestedinthecontrary,thedark. Hisdesignthepalaceofjusticeislightonthetopwherethecourthouseis anddarkbelowwheretheprisonstookplace. Healsoformedanotionofarchitectureaboutdeath:aburriedarchitecture. Melancholic,nakedwallswithoutornament. MinkowskiandCaillosspeaksaboutdarknessthatitfillsthespaceand envelopestheperson. Transparency: Modernityhasbeenhaunted,bythemythoftransparency,transparencyof selftonature,oftheselftotheother,ofallselvestosociety.Universal transparencyofbuildingmaterials,spatialpenetration,andtheflowoflight, airandphysicalmovement. Transparency,literalandphenomenalofRoweandSlutzky. TransparencyTheLouvrepyramid

2 DominiquePerraultlibrary:tranparentbookstacks,anatomicalmodelitwas notveryeasytoproduceliteraltranparencyinbothcases. Postmodernismwithfalsewalls,heavymaterialswasopposingto tranparency. Kolhaas'scubehasshadowypresence,thetranparencyhereisconceivedas solidnotasvoid. Vattimo'sweakarchitecturecanbealsocoupledwithtranparency. Thereistheuncannyeffectsofallmirroring.Themirrorcanbecomeastage andproduceaparanoicspacethatcouldbetransformedtoapanicspace. Unheimlichisrelatedwiththephenomenonofanxiety.