Renzo Piano’s form of high-tech architecture

 

CHAPTER 1: HI-TECH
1)Define Hi-tech overall-250 words
2)High-tech in 1960(ish)
a.How did it come about? Context
i.Crisis in modernism
ii.People looking for other options (i.e some go post modernism, some revisit the principles of modernism)
b.Return to/re-interpretation of Modernism
i.functionalism;rationalism
ii.machine aesthetic;technology important
c.Hi-tech practitioners’ views
i.example views
ii.example views example view (ex: Rogers,Foster, etc.)
iii.example views
iv.overlap of views
3)High tech more recently(since 2000)
a.How the context has changed/stayed same
i.sustainability becomes a key issue
ii.link between machine aesthetic/technology/sustainability
– ideas that link
-materials (examples)
b.views
i. ii. iii. iv. overlap as above in 2)c. = example view
CHAPTER 2: RENZO PIANO
1)Small bit of background
2)His views on High-tech
a.1960-ish
b.now-ish
CHAPTER 3: CASE STUDY – CENTRE POMPIDOU,PARIS
1)commission- why/where/for whom/etc. ?
2)ideas behind it
3)Analysis of building
-as you discuss the buildings features, relate this to high-tech (chapter 1)+ Pianos views( chapter 2)
CHAPTER 4: CASE STUDY – THE SHARD,LONDON
1)commission- why/where/for whom/etc. ?
2)ideas behind it
3)Analysis of building
-as you discuss the buildings features, relate this to high-tech (chapter 1)+ Pianos views( chapter 2)
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION
Discuss the differences and similarities between two case studies; the pompidou and the shard according to hi-tech in the past and the present
AS I HAVE TO PROVE THAT I AM STUDYING ON MY DISSERTATION, I WANT TO HAVE AT LEAST 2 CHAPTERS FOR TOMORROW (19th march wednesday) TO SHOW MY TUTOR!!
Referencing Requirements:
books: 6 sources. specific 1: Jencks+Kropf,Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary
Architecture.
specific 2: Pizzi Emilio,Renzo Piano
specific3: Jencks Charles,Modern Movements in Architecture
articles: 5 sources.
internet: 3 sources.
video: 3 sources. (2 of them can be an interview) PLEASE NOTE DOWN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES SEPARATELY IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

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