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In Radical Reconstruction Woods expands upon his ideas from the pamphlet War and Architecture and discusses how those ideas could assist in creating freespace and organic buildings in places devastated by not just war but by economic oppression and natural disaster as well He furthers the discussion started in War and Architecture on a radical reconstruction of Sarajevo but also includes Havana as an example of an area economically oppressed by the embargo and San Francisco as an area where natural disaster has changed the landscape of the city in this case due to earthuakes The essays are well thought out and are not above the scope of the layman reading about architecture for the first time The visual images are absolutely stunning in color and in black and white Woods used words such as scab scar tissue and wound to. Lebbeus Woods is widely regarded as the most exciting and original architectural visionary today His body of theoretical work and extraordinary drawings have served as inspiration for architects artist.

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Production of a work one is essentially saying Yes I agree with and support the values it and its initiators represent In this book the point that I consider most important is Woods s belief that areas that have been destroyed either willfully or through acts of nature should not be rebuilt as though nothing has happened to them they should express the history that they ve one through An important component of this idea is that the built environment is the physical manifestation of the social structure that created it To rebuild areas as they were before denies the fact that the social structure has changed or should change due to the destruction the master of theroretical architecture et sucked in by the masterful drawings and then learn the theories that make them seem like childsplay Visionary Virtuoso draftsman. And natural disasters These projects define new approaches to the reconstruction of buildings and urban fabric damaged by unpredictable and largely uncontrollable forces of both human and natural orig.

Describe buildings and his architecture and there s an organic uality to the images that make them seem alive and rowing over the buildings though obviously made of metal concrete and wood Of the three studies Sarajevo is the most compelling followed by San Francisco with its shard houses and seismicity moving in waves with the earthuake instead of fighting it In contrast the Cuban sketches seem a bit bleak done mostly in black and white and pixelated in a way you d imagine Jackson Pollock would have done had he had the benefit of a Mac Stunning beautiful futuristic in its ideas and images For me of all of Lebbeus Woods s books this one and Anarchitecture are the most important expression of his thoughts When I reconsider Anarchitecture the point that I find most memorable is that when one chooses to participate in the. S and legions of students Radical Reconstruction now available in paperback for the first time contains projects that address the relationships between architecture and war political revolutionreaction.

Lebbeus Woods was an American architect and artistWoods studied architecture at the University of Illinois and engineering at Purdue University and first worked in the offices of Eero Saarinen but in 1976 turned exclusively to theory and experimental projects He has designed buildings in Chengdu China and Havana Cuba In 1988 Woods co founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architect

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