noun; derivation Affixation
The push back of the traditional notion of architecture, largely in areas of buildings, cities and urban planning. As seen from the prefix “an-“, it means push back, opposed to, reject, disagree, it can show that the people pushing for the idea of anarchitecture wants to reverse the norms of existing architecture practice.
“The collaborative project Anarchitecture (1974), however, demonstrates how the language of modernism, particularly the polemical and epigrammatic Towards a New Architecture by the French modernist artist and architect Le Corbusier, was very much part of his raw material.”
Etymology : Affixation of the prefix “an-” to “architecture” to form “anarchitecture”
Source : (James Attlee, Tate Papers, Spring 07)
Last modified: 28 November 2017