Publication: Thésis Number 3
Anaparq, October 2017
DATE: 19/10/2017
"We would like to inform you that Thésis number 3 is already available on the magazine page.

The Archives section in this issue features a translation of the classic text by Colin Rowe - The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa - originally published in March 1947 in the journal Architectural Review, then opens the collection of texts entitled The mathematics of the ideal Villa and other essays, published by MIT Press in 1982 and republished in 1999 by the same MIT Press in one of three volumes that form As I Was Saying: Recollections and Miscellaneous Essays, Collected essays, letters, and papers. The article may be one of the most important critical documents published in the twentieth century, whose accurate comparison between the writings of Villa Malcontenda by Palladio and Le Corbusier´s Villa Garches extended the limits of reflection on the modern architectural object shortly after the the end of World War II. The right of reproduction has been obtained from MIT Press. The relevance of the arguments of the original text and the pertinence of the translation made by Aurora Neiva, reviewed by Rachel Coutinho M. da Silva, seems to us to be very noticeable. It is worth mentioning that the Archive section was, in the first two numbers, the most accessed of the magazine, adding between January 2016 and 2017 more than 600 views.

The Recension session was dedicated to the ANPARQ 2106 Award in the Best Thesis category. For Luiz Amorim, author of the review, the doctoral research of Gabriela Izar, entitled Diagrammatic: description and creation of forms in the serial architecture of Peter Eisenman is an exemplary theoretical piece on the work of the architect Peter Eisenman, in particular on the role of the diagram in his theoretical project. The research work is solidly based on a rich collection of documents belonging to The Canadian Center for Architecture and The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California.

In passage number 4, Xico Costa proposes a reflection on how we can use the image, "in a dialectical logic, to recover, in the scope of the representation, the idea of city" having as reference three authors: Santos, Benjamin and Lefebvre.

Finally, the Essays section has 18 texts, grouped under five themes. The first three articles - albeit in different directions - deal with the theoretical aspects related to the architectural project, either through the way of dissemination of the projects, as in the text of Gisele Pinna Braga, Monika Maria Stumpp, and Fernando Macedo, The role of photography in contemporary architecture; or through the discussion about redesign as "fundamental project strategy in the construction of knowledge in architecture research", carried out by Ana Gabriela Godinho Lima and Julio Luiz Vieira; and finally, through the teaching of design, in An Elementary Architecture, by Mara Oliveira Eskinazi.

The second set is marked by the focus on modern architecture. From a historiographical perspective, such as the texts by Marcelo Puppi, Structural Rationalism and the sources of Brazilian Modern Architecture: method, definitions and research potential, and Carlos Fernando Silva Bahima, Independent structure and supporting wall: origin and evolution of proposition of Lucio Costa. Through the discussion and analysis of an exemplary building, as does Ana Reis de Goes Monteiro, together with Taiana Car Vidotto in The IAB / SP building - space of representations of modern and sociability of architects. Or even from parallel modernization processes as proposed by Carolina Chaves, in João Pessoa (PB) and Aracaju (SE): on modernization processes and Modern Architecture. Closing this second set, Ana Carolina de Souza Bierrenbach updates the debate on restoration of buildings of the twentieth century, Recent debates on the restoration of modern architecture in Italy.

The most heterogeneous group highlights the perspective of the user through conceptions of assistance architecture, intertwining health and architecture, as in the text of Cybelle Miranda and Marcia Monteiro, or João Paulo Oliveira Huguenin dedicated to the discussion of technical advisory practices to social movements in Brazil. Still in the same set, Barbara Hypolito deals with the relationship established, through urban experience, "between body and city through the intervention of urban writings in public space". William Mog tells a story full of "conflicts and tensions" delimited by the Guajuviras Housing Set (Canoas / RS) and the daily life lived by its residents.

In the last two groups the scale of objects is clearly magnified. On the one hand, themes such as environmental patrimony, metabolism and urban sustainability are dealt with in three texts by authors Rodrigo Poltosi, Eugenia Aumond Kuhn, Nícolas Guerra Rodrigues Tão, Alexandre da Silva Faustino, Ricardo Siloto da Silva and Renata Bovo Peres. While closed condominiums, tourism and urban speculation - discussed through case studies scattered throughout the country - are addressed in the last three articles of the essays section by Raquel Tomanik, Luciano Muniz Abreu, Aline Nogueira Costa and Ana Carla Bottura."

More details: website