Agonistic Architecture

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By the term “agonistic” I wish to evoke the idea of an architecture which continues to place emphasis on the particular brief and on the specific nature of the topography and climate in which it is situated, while still giving high priority to the expressivity and the physical attributes of the material out of which the work is made.

Kenneth Frampton, ‘Towards an Agonistic Architecture’, Domus, 3 October 2013. Available at: (accessed 30 December 2013).