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Konrad Wachsmann Reference: The Turning Point of Building by K.Wachsmann. Philosophy. Wachsmann revered history, the ultimate source of tectonic inspiration Wachsmann saw in the Crystal Palace and the Gothic cathedrals a paradigm to which all subsequent buildings should aspire. Philosophy.

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philosophy
Philosophy
  • Wachsmannrevered history, the ultimate source of tectonic inspiration
  • Wachsmannsaw in the Crystal Palace and the Gothic cathedrals a paradigm to which all subsequent buildings should aspire
philosophy1
Philosophy
  • KW admired the techno-scientific genius of Alexander Graham Bell
  • KW’s thought was grounded in tectonic culture - detailing & rational fabrication and assembly methods
    • accepted the orthogonal as the normative matrix of manmade objects
wachsmann projects
Wachsmann Projects
  • French Panel House
  • Packaged House
  • American Panel Corporation
  • Mobilar
  • Tetra Node
conclusion
Conclusion
  • KW was destined to stay on the periphery of practice
  • He had faith in the imminence of a de-materialized world in which art, science and technology were united
  • Often proved the optimum range of a concept, rather than the pragmatics
  • Important for the stance adopted towards material world, rather than specificity of their designs.