Tectonics/stereotomics

“Frampton cites the work of the architect/historian/ethnographer Gottfried Semper, whose studies of building artifacts led him to break away from the Vitruvian triad of utilitas, fermitas and venustas, and to differentiate the elements into categories that fall either into the lightweight tectonics of the frame or the heavy/stable stereotomics of the earthwork.”

stereotomic research

“Frampton cites the work of the architect/historian/ethnographer Gottfried Semper, whose studies of building artifacts led him to break away from the Vitruvian triad of utilitas, fermitas and venustas, and to differentiate the elements into categories that fall either into the lightweight tectonics of the frame or the heavy/stable stereotomics of the earthwork.”

stereotomic research