ArgumentNo. 1/2009

Towards discovering a new flexibility


The doctoral thesis defended at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture is based on the observation and studz of present day aesthetics.

It would seem that about 20-30 years ago, a rift has appeared in this field. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao had announced the beginning of a new architectural era, one where iconic images would multiply year to year.

This new architecture seems to part ways with the modernist movement.

Hadid, Ito, Nouvel, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Gehry, Eisenman represent a generation of architects who redefine their architecture according to each new situation.

The doctoral thesis subject was born of this fascination. Working in the studio of J. Mayer H., I have ceaselessly been confronted with this confusion.