n. per·∙formal·∙ism (pr--‐form--‐lzm) performalistic
DEFINITION (Plain English)
The combination of formal architecture with sustainable design; the architectural form of high performance buildings that are defining a new architectural style. (Performance + Formalism)
USED in a Sentence
The design of the new San Francisco Federal Building represents a Performalistic approach to design and sustainability.
FIRST USED BY (OR CREDITED TO)
“Performalism” was the title of a 2008 Tel Aviv Museum of Art exhibit curated by Yasha Grobman and Eran Neuman, whose book Performalism: Between Form, Function and Performance in Contemporary
Architecture will be out next year. At a 2009 Harvard conference, University of Brighton professor Susannah Hagan presented a paper by the same name. And in January, at New York’s Center for Architecture, Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thom Mayne gave a talk called Performalism.
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