Visiting Scholar David Leatherbarrow presents his research on the Greek post-war architect Aris Konstantinidis.
A basic premise of this part of my research is that sites are not given to immediate or transparent understanding, but require a sort of appropriation that deciphers or discovers within them previously neglected potentials. An associated premise is that the building’s “site” is not co-terminus with the outer edge of the building, nor with the outer perimeter of owned land; but is more like a horizon or stretch of topography, across which would “flow” local materials, customary patterns of dwelling, and indigenous conditions of climate, all of which were thought to have decisive effects on both the interior and exterior of buildings. In current discourse this expanded field has come to be called “region;” in my research I have introduced the term “topography,” in order to signify both physical terrain and cultural pattern, both sedimented historically but given to adaptation.
David Leatherbarrow was a Visiting Scholar at the CCA in 1997-1998.
You can search for everything here—our exhibitions and events, our archives, the library and bookstore, the articles we publish. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to get news from us
Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.
We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.
You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.
This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us
Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]
Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.
We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.