Lecture date: 2015-11-09

What is the function of style today? If the 1970s were defined by Postmodernism and the 1980s by Deconstruction, how do we characterise the architecture of the 1990s to the present? Some built forms transmit affects of curvilinearity, others of crystallinity; some transmit multiplicity, others unity; some transmit cellularity, others openness; some transmit dematerialisation, others weight. Does this immense diversity reflect a lack of common purpose? In the third volume in Moussavi’s ‘Function’ series, The Function of Style, Farshid Moussavi argues that this diversity should not be mistaken for an eclecticism that is driven by external forces.

This video inspired us to put in more thoughts in our designing process.