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The Deconstructivism or Deconstruction is a modern architectural movement that emerged in the mid-eighties of the twentieth century and which has some similarities to the Russian Constructivism of the 1920s. However, the father of this style is the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, as has been the largest contributor to define it. It is a style that is encompassed in Postmodernism, and currently lives in Postmodern style, the High-tech or also called Late modern, New Organic Architecture Toyo Ito and Sustainable Architecture.

Its main features are the lack of harmony, continuity and symmetry, fleeing significantly from Euclidean geometry or Euclidean (using the right angle). "This is open about the contradictions, which represents the classical laws without the support and the load of the wall and the closure of space, proportion and regularity."

The architects are involved in social Peter Eisenman, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind and Bernard Tschumi. These architects contributed some of his most representative works in the exhibition entitled "Deconstructive Architecture" held at the MOMA Museum of Modern Art in New York which was held from June 23 to August 30, 1988, and was conducted by architects Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley.

The appearance of deconstructivist buildings denote an apparent "controlled chaos", very common, for example, in the work of Frank Gehry. "Do not get any response by facilitating access to a rational sense the realization of which we have been promised. This is precisely what happens to the meaning", Jacques Derrida.

Link of interest:
Press Release 1988 MOMA exhibition
Gehry Partners, LLP
Zaha Hadid Architects
Rem Koolhaas OMA
Daniel Libeskind
Peter Eisenman

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Hafencity, Hamburg, Germany
Herzog & de Meuron

The Mirvish/Gehry Project
Toronto, Ontario, Canadá
Frank Gehry

One World Trade Center
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Eight Spruce Street
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Pasarela de la Arganzuela
Madrid, Spain
Dominique Perrault

Museo Soumaya
Mexico D.F.
LAR Fernando Romero

UK Pavilion
Shanghai Expo 2010, China
Heatherwick Studio

Dubai, UAE United Arab Emirates

Capital City Towers
Moscow, Russia
NBBJ & Arup

Media-TIC Building
Barcelona, Spain
Enric Ruiz-Geli, Cloud 9

One Bryan Park -
Bank of America Tower

Manhattan, New York, USA
Cook+Fox Architecs LLP

The IAC Building
New York City, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Hotel Marqués de Riscal
El Ciego, Álava, Spain
Gehry Partners LLP

Hearst Tower
Manhattan, New York, USA
Foster + Partners

Gas Natural Office Building
Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Silken Puerta América
Madrid, Spain
Jean Nouvel & others

Woermann Tower
Las Palmas, Canary Island, Spain
Ábalos & Herreros

HSB Turning Torso
Malmo, Sweden
Santiago Calatrava

MAGMA Arte & Congresos
Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
AMP Arquitectos

Moor House
London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners

BP Bridge
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Selfridges Departament Store
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Future Systems

Winery Ysios
Laguardia, Álava, Spain
Santiago Calatrava

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
Gehry Partners LLP

The Dancing House
Prague, Czech Republic
Gehry Partners LLP

Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Frank O. Gehry

Barcelona, Spain
Gehry Partners LLP

Bank of China Tower
Hong Kong, China
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Fountain Place
Dallas, Texas, USA
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Citicorp Center
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Stubbins Associates;
Emery Roth & Sons

References / Referencias

The Urban Towers Handbook
John Wiley&Sons, London, 2011
by Eric Firley and Julie Gimbal

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TURNING TORSO - Santiago Calatrava
Bellisco Ediciones, Madrid, 2008
by José Miguel Hernández Hernández
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