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NEW CALL until February, 9th 2015. CLOSED


The term "tectonics" is a purely architectural concept. Architects resort to it to refer to issues of constructive or apparent order of the architectural design. However, the meaning attributed to it from the theory of architecture is not always unique: its multiple meanings often lead to confusion or to take it forgranted.

First there are those who use the term "tectonics" as a synonym for "construction"; some go further and make use of it to refer to a certain "poetic construction", giving it a character of visual order, associated to the construction representation -or even exaltation- by means of the expression of the joints or articulations between different constructive elements. Going a step further, but on the same lines, some relate the term to the manifestation, expression, representation or even the exaltation of the static-resistant order of the load-bearing structure. Finally, it is also common to find those who use the term in contrast to its opposite: the concept of stereotomy. Such dialogism refers to the construction or structure previously mentioned in a more or less practical way, leading to a series of opposites (tectonic / stereotomy, light / heavy, up / down, air / telluric, frame / mass, etc.) which now are commonly accepted. Finally, it also seems interesting to delve into the definition of what is "tectonic" by means of what is claimed to be its opposite, the "atectonic".

This issue of DPA would like to inquire into this concept in order to clarify and specify, in a jointly and orderly manner, these different meanings. Elucidation of the meaning of "tectonic" must be addressed both from the historical research and the conceptual origins in the writings of Gottfried Semper, Karl Bötticher or Karl Otfried Müller, and from the analysis of current conceptualizations derived from the specific mechanistic interpretation of Kenneth Frampton formulated in various articles and publications during the nineties. At the same time, any theoretical inquiry must be based on specific analysis of works of architecture, whether historical or contemporary. Each article will finally set its research boundaries and between all of them, this new issue of DPA will seek to provide a broad and thorough knowledge of the reality posed.

Unlike other calls of the journal, this issue requires the submission of full papers (around 2000 words), not abstracts as had been the custom. The accuracy and reliability with which this issue wishes to be addressed has required these procedural changes in the reception of papers.

DPA Journal, October, 30th 2014