Fluxus Foundation is pleased to announce Limited Collectors Edition: Wooden Structures and Smart Structures: Modularity in Yingzao Fashi and Fluxus Prefab System. A comprehensive thesis on the system in Yingzao Fashi (an ancient Chinese State Building Standard in 1103AD) by state building supervisor Li Jie, and Fluxus Prefab System (1960s) by visionary architect and inventor George Maciunas (the founder of Fluxus), published as Commemorative Edition for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Cover of Wooden Structures and Smart Structures: Modularity in Yingzao Fashi and Fluxus Prefab System. Authors: Zhenning Fang, Fanyu Lin © 2014 George Maciunas Foundation Inc./ DBA Fluxus Foundation / FANG media All Rights Reserved
Wooden Structures and Smart Structures: Modularity in Yingzao Fashi and Fluxus Prefab System
Authors: Zhenning Fang, Fanyu Lin
Contributor: Harry Stendhal
Medium: Offset lithograph on acid-free paper
Size: 25cm X 25cm
Publisher: Fluxus Foundation
Collectors Edition: Published as Commemorative Edition for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Fluxus Foundation presented Limited Edition No. 10/500, No. 11/500, No. 12/500 to the Library of La Biennale as permanent archives, No. 13/500 to curator Rem Koolhaas. The publication are displayed at Stirling Pavilion during Biennale (June 7 – November 23, 2014).
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“Why do we study Yingzao Fashi, a Chinese architectural treatise published 900 years ago? Not only is it an architectural classic produced at the height of an era flourishing with architectural advancements, more importantly, it is a historical guidebook harboring potential knowledge for modern application.”— Foreword of Wooden Structures and Smart Structures: Modularity in Yingzao Fashi and Fluxus Prefab System by Zhenning Fang.
The thesis argues that modern thinking and application for our habitat require the courage to implement a new systematic vision to solve housing issues while honestly and wisely reflecting urgent social and environmental concerns. It is prophesied that Fluxus Prefab System, as a realistic solution in experimentation, will succeed in establishing the modularity in conjunction with thousands of years of Chinese wisdom, effectively making the leap from wooden structures to smart structures.
The publication is the starting point for discussion of a more general kind – how to evolve modernity from historical wisdom, and how to deduce the future by tracking the traditional spirit from within, which is also the key debate raised by Fundamentals.