The purpose of this research project is a study on the recovery and re-elaboration of architectural research in the twenty-first century by today's architectural practices. The absence of a critical architecture positioning characterized the discipline from the 1990s and it is in this context that architecture research can be seen as a possible proponent of scenarios to think the urban space. Thus, the work order is to investigate the researches developed by architectural firms associated with research centers from the 2000s through the analysis of the production of four main architects in the contemporary scene: Rem Koolhaas (1944), Thom Mayne (1944), Winy Maas (1959) and Alfredo Brillembourg (1961). The interest lies in researches and experimental projects produced by the architects mentioned in the discourse of architectural theory and the development of cities in the current socio-economic context, a reality increasingly complex and dynamic, in which architects seek, albeit in a timely manner, means of intervention. As theoretical research, the work seeks to deepen knowledge and discussions through analysis of primary references, showing the interpretation and meaning of the works. The collected data will be reduced, visualized and compared to identify patterns, resulting in a logical chain of conceptual and theoretical evidence and its possible relationships with architecture and city.
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