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Architecture derived from ‘archeforms’ (meaning archetypal or original forms), supposedly involving a creative searching for those archetypes, sign-systems, and indicators that determine, in theory, the history of architecture. Elements of Structuralism have been detected by some in early designs by Le Corbusier involving an overlay on a pronounced circulation-pattern, and in works by Kahn and the Smithsons. It seems to have evolved from discussions by Team X and CIAM, and has been used to describe certain Dutch buildings, notably by Blom, van Eyck, and Hertzberger.

B+W, xxxi/1 (1976), 5–40;Ehrmann (ed.) (1970);Jencks & Baird (eds.) (1969);Lévi-Strauss (1963);J. Walker (1992)

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