Virtual corpses, figural sections and resonant fields

Griffiths, S. 2011. Virtual corpses, figural sections and resonant fields. Architectural Design. 81 (5), pp. 68-77.

TitleVirtual corpses, figural sections and resonant fields
AuthorsGriffiths, S.
Abstract

The ‘figural section’ is one of the most potent but under used forms of architectural communication. It enables slices, extrusions, fragments and surfaces of buildings to become the media of the non-expressive and deadpan. Here Sean Griffiths of FAT looks at Venturi Scott Brown's influence in the development of the figural section and how it has evolved into a key trope in his practice's own work.

JournalArchitectural Design
Journal citation81 (5), pp. 68-77
ISSN0003-8504
YearSep 2011
PublisherWiley
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/ad.1296
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2011

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