GAM Architecture Magazine 06 by Martin Bechthold, Johan Bettum, Tobias Bonwetsch, Daniel

By Martin Bechthold, Johan Bettum, Tobias Bonwetsch, Daniel Bosia, Bernard Cache, Mario Carpo, Daniel Gethmann, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Hubertus Hamm, Urs Hirschberg, Harald Kloft, Jan Kokol, Andreas Lechner, Till Lensing, Marc Lins, Klaus K. Loenha

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Nonmodern Objects. From the perspective of nonstandard structures, the historical development of norms and standards appears to have been a specific project of modernity. Its consequences for conception, design, and construction can be easily gauged by the extent at which the differentiation – still largely vague in traditional craftsmanship – between a producing craftsman, the tools employed, and his constructed objects has been effectuated. 1 Wenn wir nun den Mehrwert dieser Änderung der Produktionsprozesse nicht nur als ein Phänomen der politischen Ökonomie auffassen, sondern als ein modernistisches Verfahren zur vermeintlich „sauberen“ Trennung vorindustrieller Handlungszusammenhänge von Menschen, Medien und Dingen untersuchen, so zeigt sich in diesem Übergang vom handwerklichen Produzenten zum konsumistischen Monteur ein fundamentaler Bruch, der das herstellende Subjekt wie auch das konstruierte Objekt radikal transformiert.

Madre certa, padre incerto. Weil der Vater immer nur mutmaßlich ist, sollten wir uns nicht scheuen, als Initiator den Namen desjenigen Autors der einzigen Abhandlung über Architektur vorzuschlagen, die uns aus der Antike bis heute überliefert ist: Vitruv (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio), Herausgeber von De Architectura um 30 v. Chr. in Rom. Sicher ein paradoxer Ursprung, insofern, als Vitruvianismus mit den architektonischen Ordnungen einer bestimmten Kultur der schönen Künste assoziiert wird. Aber diese konservative Interpretation von De Architectura war nur für diejenigen möglich, die die Abhand- 1 1 52 This is how we, very imperfectly, translate the magnificent Spanish expression curviquebrado, coined by Juan Antonio Ramirez, Arte y arquitectura en la época del capitalismo triunfante.

53 2 2–3 2–3 Nonstandard technical details, photos: © OBJECTILE: Bernard Cache and Patrick Beaucé. Technische Nonstandard-Details, Fotos: © OBJECTILE: Bernard Cache und Patrick Beaucé. 3 sind, so hartnäckig zur reinen Essenz einer Vitruv’schen Doktrin gemacht wurden, trotz der vielen Anzeichen, die Vitruvs gänzliche Indifferenz gegenüber allen religiösen Dingen zeigen? Wie konnte man etwa die Tatsache vernachlässigen, dass das allererste Gebäude, das als solches in De Architectura erwähnt wird, eben nicht ein Tempel ist, sondern der Turm der Winde,3 dessen Wetterfahne über den Himmel strich wie der Stab des Auguren, den man anlässlich der Gründung einer Stadt zu Rate zog?

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