Progressive architecture

Co-authored with Luis Hernan
Winner on contest for From the Inside lecture

This paper elaborates on parallelisms between progressive architecture and intellectual expressionist movement in early 20th century. Positing that new architectural outcomes are a good example of the manifesto thesis in 1914 Glassarchitecktur by Paul Scheerbart and 1919 Problems of a new architecture by Mendlesohn. The work of american architects Tom Wiscombe, Paul Preissner, and Jason Payne is examined and determined just as thoroughly expressionist, finding the recurrent nexus in the material limitations and the design process relation in both historical movements. It is also said that society and culture wasn’t ready for the profound change in expressionist manifesto, and that current time offer a more comfortable scenario for the crystallization of the complexity and richness of the world in architectural design.