Lectures 2006
1/28/2021
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"F. J. Kiesler. Import of terms of imagination in the architectural creation" Papanastasiou Eleni

The subject of this lecture is the investigation of the significance of imagination, which can pave the way to the import of terms of imagination in the architectural creation.

After the study of the opinions of architects who defend architecture as art (utopian-unbuilt) and as science(realistic-buildable), and also of the ideas (continuity, endless, correlation) and the work of  Frederick Kiesler, that give answers to the two extreme tendencies that have prevailed, the desirable coexistence of imagination and reality in the architectural creation, is investigated in the points where the two utmost meet: in the significance of the recipient of architecture who is absent or received only as human proportions, and in the relations, of imagination and  form  , imagination and  operation  (up to today disputed).

Therefore, the characteristics of a "modulor " for the architecture of the desirable coexistence, are located in the genuine nature of human organism, where body and brain, space and picture, reality and imagination collaborate harmoniously. For the user of architecture, the coexistence of imagination and reality, is the total living of space, which is being fixed by him with both fantastic and realistic ways. The imagination, connected with the space, is concerned not only with the form but also with the function of a space. A confrontation of this coexistence as the living of space, requires a more “living” synthetic process, especially in the current season of the domination of pictures, where the architect is in danger to be in distance from his work and from the users of his work.