Books: The Function of Form by Farshid Moussavi Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 16:30

function_of_formArchitecture Books:

The Function of Form

Farshid Moussavi (Author)
Daniel Lopez (editor)
Garrick Ambrose
Ben Fortunato

Following the success of The Function of Ornament, this is the ultimate graphic manual on structural systems and their capacity to produce a wide variety of forms. Based on the Harvard GSD research seminars of Farshid Moussavi (Foreign Office Architects), The Function of Form explores the production of singular affects through systems that relate form and content.


This is an essential graphic manual on structural systems and their capacity to produce a variety of forms. Extracting their base geometric unit, a wide range of historical projects from the Medieval to the present are used as systems to proliferate different forms. The book distinguishes tessellation from modulation as a type of flexible system for producing complex repetition through diverse parts. The research presented aims to move architectural experiments away from 'mechanistic' notions of systems for re-producing forms, to 'machinic' notions of systems that determine how parts of an architectural problem interrelate and multiply. This open nature of transversal systems leads to new actualized forms and novel affects.

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innovation in Iranian architecture
written by Mehrdad Javidinejad, February 26, 2010
upon my 30 years experience in Architecture activities,20 years teaching at art-architecture faculty in Iran, now I have started PhD.course (Innovation in Iranian Architecture) at Rome one Engineering Fac.
It is my great pleasure to have any comment or guide about it.

best wishes
best regards

M. Javidinejad
Tehran Iran
inspiration taken the ultimate spiritual intricacy performed by the architects,engineers,masons and artisans from the interiors of Alhumbra Palace at the cities of Muslim Spain
written by Mohummad Omar Masood, December 27, 2009
It is just an intro by looking a random notice of the title

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