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Architectures Numériques et Résurgence Baroque : bernard Cache, Greg Lynn et le Pli de Deleuze

Abstract : During the 1990s, the word baroque reappears in some discourses on emerging digital architecture and the changes induced by new design and production softwares. Can we say that some architects are extending a baroque impetus in new exploratory modes of architectural form by digital tools? This thesis proposes an approach that combines philosophy, anthropology and linguistics to analyze the speeches of two architects, pioneers in the development of digital technologies. Greg Lynn (USA, 1967*) approaches the design by algorithms that generate complex forms, while Bernard Cache (France, 1958*) explores and theorizes the file-to-factory, which is a continuous chain between design and production. They become closer in their respective interpretation of The Fold, Leibniz and the Baroque, Gilles Deleuze (1988), a philosophical work from which they pull out many concepts to theorize the themes of continuity, the infinite variety of forms, and the non-standard. The analysis focuses on the involvement of the baroque in the discursive strategies as an homology structuring their thoughts, and raises its fictional dimension. The concept, in addition to be a founding archetype of the imaginary of these architects, is a useful operating tool in their theoretical and architectural productions. However, it is adapted to answer the intellectual challenges of their time.
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Florence Plihon. Architectures Numériques et Résurgence Baroque : bernard Cache, Greg Lynn et le Pli de Deleuze. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016LIL30018⟩. ⟨tel-01425474⟩



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