The design of monuments and memorials should encapture the moment that determined the need to be remembered by future generations. Focusing on the past and the sacrifice that was needed is necessary, and this was the case with the competition to rebuild New York’s Ground Zero after the Twin Towers’ destruction from September 11 terrorist attacks. Despite the participation of renowned world...
Rather than focusing on how their buildings look, deconstructivist architects are concerned about how their feel, through reinscripting the architectural elements.
Whilst Modernist architects justified their purpose in successfully replacing the ornaments favoured by the Classicists, the deconstructive trajectory relies on displacement, which supplements architecture with additional values.
To deliver inventively and exiting spaces, architecture has to constantly evolve and question its pre-established perceptions and principles.
Rather than conceiving buildings by assembling their functional spaces together, Deconstructive Architecture fragments the elements of the functional spaces and reassembles them towards conceiving an architectural concept.
The deconstructive thinking is characterised by its mission to identify other ways in which a subject could be interpreted, perceived, developed, embraced, which have previously not been considered.
Rather than seeking answers in the constructed buildings designed by the contemporary architects and the way they look, to comprehend the Deconstructive Architecture, one must read the written content by the contemporary architects and the way they conceptualized their projects.
The very essence of the deconstructive architecture is to constantly reinvent the design of the architectural elements, rather than establish a common design.
Monuments and memorials can make a memory as solid as granite, or free it to soar, and they are dedicated to reminding the next generation, in hope that they will not allow such sacrifice to occur again and demand a peaceful world.