Architecture Timed: Designing with Time in Mind (Architectural Design)

December 9, 2020
Architecture Timed: Designing with Time in Mind (Architectural Design)

The traditional veneration of architecture for its monumentaland enduring qualities seems to be changing. Architects and otherdesigners are moving away from seeking permanence towards a moreopen, creative use of what time has to offer. This is revealed innew approaches to historic preservation, the proliferation oftemporary structures, concerns regarding sustainability, and theemployment of time-efficient processes. Architecture Timed exploresthe role of ideas about time in the design inclinations and choicesof contemporary designers of the environment. Contributors considerhow the new can be incorporated into the old; how designing for thevery short term has significant advantages; how what is temporarycan be re-used; and how the design of materials, buildings andlandscapes can improve sustainability and enhance experiences oftime passing. Many designers have replaced the ideal of'timelessness' and the view of time as a series of singular, staticmoments with an enriched and more nuanced perspective, treatingtime as a source of inspiration to be embraced, not a condition tobe defended against.Contributors include: Juhani Pallasmaa, Brian McGrath, FedericaGoffi, Jill Stoner, Richard Garber and Eric Parry.Designers featured include: Agence Ter, Shigeru Ban, BanGStudio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, EMF Landscape Architects, Gluck+,GRO Architects, Interboro Partners, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, EnricMiralles, Eric Parry Architects, Carlo Scarpa, Taylor CullityLethlean, UNStudio and Peter Zumthor.