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2G N 37 Valerio Olgiati

2G N 37 Valerio Olgiati Author Jacques Lucan
ISBN-10 8425220882
Release 2006
Pages 132
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For years now, Swiss architecture has been grabbing international attention not only for the high general level of its buildings but for a few great names. Aside from the megastudio of Herzog and de Meuron, which builds on all five continents, Switzerland has an extensive network of small studios with a modest work that, as in the case of Peter Zumthor and Peter Märkli, have crossed the frontier and become known the world over for the care, beauty and precision of their buildings. Valerio Olgiati's work would belong to this genealogy of the patient, well-made body of work. Valerio Olgiati became known through the school in Paspels and, a little later, through the radical reconstruction of Das Gelbe Haus -two small buildings in villages in the Swiss canton of Grisons that appeared in all the main international magazines (a+u, Baumeister, AA Files, etc.). The radical nature of his approach and the perfect execution of clear and concise ideas have enabled his work to exude a special intensity and to stand out within the new crop of Swiss architecture.

Dos G

Dos G Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030047549
Release 2006
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Dos G has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dos G also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dos G book for free.

AMC le moniteur architecture

AMC le moniteur architecture Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111757055
Release 2007
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AMC le moniteur architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from AMC le moniteur architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full AMC le moniteur architecture book for free.

Never Modern

Never Modern Author Irénée Scalbert
ISBN-10 3906027244
Release 2013
Pages 174
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In this exceptional book on the London based studio 6a architects, architecture critic Irne Scalbert looks at the role of narrative, history, appropriation and craft in the work of Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald. The book traces an architectural a

The Images of Architects

The Images of Architects Author Valerio Olgiati
ISBN-10 3037610697
Release 2013
Pages 424
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The Visible Origin of Architecture: "I asked architects to send me important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think. Images that show the origin of their architecture. In this book we find 44 individual 'musees imaginaires'. The most unique architects living today each present up to 10 images to explain the autobiographical roots of their oeuvre. The images are explanations, metaphors, foundations, memories and intentions. They are poetic and philosophical avowals. They reveal a personal perspective on thoughts. They show the roots of architecture and expectations concerning projects. Conscious and unconscious. This book has the format of a reader. As little as possible is said. The images are small, legible and interpretable as icons. As individual collections, they present a personal view of an individual world, while as a whole they provide a universal view of the perceptible origin of contemporary architecture." Valerio Olgiati The images submitted to Olgiati are personal, confidential and poetic revelations of the deeper foundations on which the architects' projects are based. The collection acts as a kind of depth gauge of contemporary world architecture. The list comprises the 44 most unique architects living today: David Adjaye, Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus, Alejandro Aravena, Ben van Berkel, Mario Botta, Alberto Campo Baeza, Adam Caruso, Peter St John, David Chipperfield, Preston Scott Cohen, Hermann Czech, Roger Diener, Peter Eisenman, Sou Fujimoto, Anton Garcia-Abril, Go Hasegawa, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Steven Holl, Anne Holtrop, Junya Ishigami, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai), Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow), Christian Kerez, Hans Kollhoff, Winy Maas (MVRDV), Peter Markli, Jurgen Mayer H., Richard Meier, Glenn Murcutt, Ryue Nishizawa, Valerio Olgiati, John Pawson, Cecilia Puga, Smiljan Radic, Richard Rogers, Kazuyo Sejima, Jonathan Sergison, Stephen Bates, Miroslav ik, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Peter Wilson (Bolles + Wilson), Peter Zumthor."

Structure as Space

Structure as Space Author Jürg Conzett
ISBN-10 1902902017
Release 2006-01
Pages 304
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The Swiss engineer Jurg Conzett designs bridges in wood, steel and concrete. He also collaborates with Switzerland's leading architects including Peter Zumthor and Meili & Peter. This book concentrates on the engineering of such structures as an art.

Melancholy and Architecture

Melancholy and Architecture Author Diogo Seixas Lopes
ISBN-10 3906027473
Release 2015-01-04
Pages 224
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Italian architect Aldo Rossi (1931-97) is a crucial figure in twentieth-century architecture, his work highly influential in both theory and practice. Working in Italy and throughout Europe after World War II, he disputed the then-dominant credos of the modernists--and even went so far as to question the very status of his profession. Discarding utopian pretenses, his work claimed the autonomy of architecture with formal restraint. In Melancholy and Architecture, Diogo Seixas Lopes looks at Rossi’s work through the lens of a term often used to describe Rossi’s work: melancholy. While the influence of melancholy on literature and the visual arts has been extensively studied, its presence in architecture has been largely overlooked. Exploring Rossi’s entire career, Lopes traces out the oscillation between enthusiasm and disenchantment that marks Rossi’s work. Through a close exploration of one of Rossi’s landmark works, the Cemetery of San Cataldo in Modena, he shows how this brilliant, innovative architect reinterpreted a typology of the past to help us come to terms with representations of death and the deep sadness that inevitably accompanies it. Beautifully illustrated, Melancholy and Architecture both illuminates the career of a key postwar architect and offers a new perspective on the long cultural history of melancholy.

More Alive with Color

More Alive with Color Author Leatrice Eiseman
ISBN-10 1933102411
Release 2007-02
Pages 154
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America's color guru shows how to choose clothes, hair color, and makeup by focusing on one's personal colors.

Die Bedeutung der Idee in der Architektur von Valerio Olgiati

Die Bedeutung der Idee in der Architektur von Valerio Olgiati Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036416451
Release 2008
Pages 80
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Valerio Olgiati is known as one of the most important exponents of Swiss contemporary architecture. In the present forth volume of the series edition archithese, Olgiati answers questions posed to him about the social responsibility of the architect, the

The Air from Other Planets

The Air from Other Planets Author Sean Lally
ISBN-10 3037783931
Release 2013-09
Pages 247
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This title introduces an architecture built and controlled by amplifying and designing the energy within our electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical environment.

Valerio Olgiati

Valerio Olgiati Author Markus Breitschmid
ISBN-10 9780979429637
Release 2007
Pages 63
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Valerio Olgiati has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Valerio Olgiati also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Valerio Olgiati book for free.

Kazuo Shinohara

Kazuo Shinohara Author Kazuo Shinohara
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034207822
Release 1994
Pages 143
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Kazuo Shinohara has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kazuo Shinohara also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kazuo Shinohara book for free.

lvaro Siza

  lvaro Siza Author Alessandra Cianchetta
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060652966
Release 2004
Pages 231
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This richly illustrated book examines the houses designed by Alvaro Siza, one of the masters of contemporary architecture. The 28 villas represent an important aspect of Siza's career, where his distinctive ideas on home design translate into a wider conversation on living today and modern architecture. Each construction is narrated by Alvaro Siza through his short poetic writings, a technical description, and a series of sketches. Also included are accounts written by Siza's clients, which bear witness to the complex dialogue behind the design of each house. The volume also features two visual essays based on a selection of drawings by Siza and impeccable photographs of his work. Alvaro Siza is one of today's greatest living architects and the father of the new architectural minimalism. This book will be a must for the bookshelf of architects and students.

Monument builders

Monument builders Author Edwin Heathcote
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046491059
Release 1999-04
Pages 224
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A thoughtful exploration of modern architectural monuments and memorialsStructures built in response to death pose unique architectural challenges-challenges that transcend the physical to encompass symbolism, beliefs, and culture. Monument Builders highlights this rarely discussed yet fascinating building type, exploring the links between different perceptions of death and their expression in architecture over the course of the twentieth century. Sensitive but never somber, it features the work of an impressive international roster of architects as it moves from neo-classisist and modernist treatments of death to holocaust memorials and other difficult projects.


Concrete Author Manuela Roth
ISBN-10 3037681071
Release 2012
Pages 239
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Concrete is the building material of our time. Celebrated on the one hand, stigmatized on the other, hardly any other material combines such contradictory associations. Its vast potential cannot be overestimated. Ever new applications and possibilities make it a very popular and valuable building material today. When combined with other materials in particular, concrete displays a seemingly limitless flexibility in texture, utilization and shape. The contemporary projects from around the world presented in this volume provide impressive testimony to the many faces of concrete and the great design potential it possesses. The book features images, drawings, facts and texts that highlight the continued relevance and inimitable fascination of this unique building material.

The Presence of Mies

The Presence of Mies Author Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
ISBN-10 1568980132
Release 1994
Pages 271
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The Presence of Mies is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that reconsiders the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, putting forth new ways of thinking about his work and new possibilities for extending its influence into contemporary architecture and cultural theory. The work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of this century's most important architects, has alternately been revered and reviled. The diverse outlook of the contributors produces a stimulating array of perspectives that consider the multiple resonances of Mies's work in relation to technology, image culture, philosophy, art, and education. Editor Detlef Mertins and president and director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Phyllis Lambert, reconsider aspects of Mies's research and practice. Fritz Neumeyer, whose book on Mies's writings, The Artless Word is a point of reference for many Mies scholars, and Sanford Kwinter both address architecture's relationship to technology; Dan Hoffman and Ben Nicholson discuss the pedagogical ambitions and work of their design studios, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Illinois Institute of Technology, respectively, where they have extended and transformed aspects of Mies's architecture and teaching. Rosalind Krauss and Ignasi de Sol-Morales Rubi stake out opposed interpretations of Minimalism and Mies. Rebecca Comay and George Baird both test-drive Mies through the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. Brian Boigon and Beatriz Colomina address Mies in relation to "the culture of images," while K. Michael Hays proposes new interpretations of Mies's abstraction. The Presence of Mies also includes over 120 black and white illustrations of the master's buildings. These essays result from a symposium organized by the University of Toronto School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture marking the 25th Anniversary of a monolithic Miesian edifice, The Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1963 (called by Philip Johnson "the biggest Mies in the world").