Objecto: Envolventes Arquitectónicas Evolutiveis
Descrição: Espaços em que habitaremos num futuro próximo. Ie espaços mutli-escalares, de natureza híbrida fisico-virtual, criativamente reactivos e evolutiveís.
Gonçalo Furtado, Brief notes on two inf inite scales, in: Technoetic Arts, Volume 5 Issue 2, April 2007
digital and biotechnology, interface, meta-space and sciences of complexity
"This text includes a series of considerations which were detailed during the event1 organized in 2006 by Emanuel Dimas Pimenta, on the subject of ‘The Spirit of Discovery’. These considerations relate to the present situation of contemporary architecture, which has gradually been marked first by the phenomenon of digital information and, more recently, by a biotechnological vision. Although the influence of the former has been firmly established, the latter serves as the inspiration for a mutant generative architecture, and leads us to consider the interface between body, technology and space. Initially this text points out the cultural interference and spatial resonance of the well-established Information Society, reflecting the current life of an urban-architectural space marked by the omnipresence of networks and informational-digital phenomena. Subsequently, the minute scale of the interface and the interaction between the body and technological space become critical questions. On a larger scale, complex, self-organizational dynamics will come to dominate our understanding of the meta-territory of the future. Therefore, the contemporary condition suggests the need for a dialogue between the infinitely large and the infinitely small, within a ‘spirit of discovery’ regulated by the incompleteness of knowledge within a Godelian consciousness.
Gonçalo M. Furtado C. Lopes, Towards an Evolving Arch. Aesthetics (Part A: Today’s Techno-scientific interests and the earlier Enabling of the Emergent) , In: Arq./a, Nº Jan, 2008, pp.20-23.
"In the 1990s, the establishment of a new techno-cultural order - known as the Digital or Post-Post-Modern Society (and which beginnings lay far back in WWII) - occurred. Today we clearly live in it and it seems necessary to point to an advancement towards evolving architectural aesthetics which acknowledge complexity and the role of time and change.
it should be emphasized that the still ongoing shift in post-modern architecture, to embrace issues of complexity and emergence, was impulsed by the impassiveness and nihilism in which post-modernism itself falls, after decades of engagement with the issues of language and meaning (from the structural appeal of the 1960s to the 1980s’ post-structural trend of Deconstruction) in trying to challenge a stricter Modernist credo largely marked by predetermined aims, linear thought, and static principles-canons. However, it must also be seen as something parallel to the progressive establishment of a new techno-cultural order - the Digital Society - (a post-post-modern moment, in which we find ourselves currently). Digital Society has evolved since the post-war period, and, in many respects (of both conceptual and technological order), has a direct connection with the earlier areas of cybernetics, systems research and computation."