Time Dimensions in Contemporary Architectural Strategies, 1978-1995 Eisenman-Tschumi-Lynn


Author
Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

Supervisors
Darío Gazapo de Aguilera
Concha Lapayese Luque

Defence
2011

Mark
Distinction, cum laude

While real space and its representations are increasingly fictitious, time is being multiplied and becoming the leading dimension of our era. This thesis dissertation proposes a journey through the subject of time and its increasing importance in the architectural strategies developed in the last quarter of the twentieth century. It is based on the work of three closely related architects: Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi and Greg Lynn. Three different generations of architects that will coincide in the international center of debate and production of the City of New York.

The thesis analyzes three theoretical bodies of work, three architectural projects, and the relationships and encounters amongst them during the two decades in which the work was developed. The projects are Eisenman’s Cannaregio in Venice (1978), Tschumi’s Parc de la Villette in Paris (1982) and Greg Lynn’s Port Authority Gateway in New York (1995).