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authors Nasar, Jack
year 1996
title DESIGN BY COMPETITION: LOOKING AT COMPETITION ARCHITECTURE THROUGH TIME
source Full-Scale Modeling in the Age of Virtual Reality [6th EFA-Conference Proceedings]
summary We have seen an increase in design competitions for delivery of public buildings. Architectural groups such as the AIA or RIBA often call for a jury dominated by architects. A series of studies of a highly publicized design competition (Peter Eisenman's Wexner Center for the Visual Arts) show the building as a functional and "aesthetic" failure for the public. Some may argue that this is only a short-term appraisal, and that eventually the aesthetic statement will come into favor. To the question of whether architects (the experts) lead public tastes over time, we only have anecdotal evidence. Otherwise, there has been consistent findings of differences between what architects like and what the public likes. How can we look at long-term trends? This paper discusses two historiographic studies of competition architecture through history. One looks at the record of "masterpiece" buildings derived from frequency of reference in books and encyclopedias, and then tallies how many of those "masterpieces" result from competitions. Because of potential flaws in generalizing from these numbers, a second study has architects and non-architects judge photos of competition winning and competition losing designs from a 100-year period. The results show that both groups preferred more losers to winners. This suggests a need for an alternative model for design competition juries.
keywords Model Simulation, Real Environments
series other
type normal paper
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