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Grounds and Envelopes: Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment
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Grounds and Envelopes: Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment (Hardback)

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Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book collects essays and projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly nuanced approach to spatial organisation. Projects include:

Paulo Mendes da Rocha; Brazilian Pavilion, Osaka World Expo 1970, Osaka, Japan

RCR Arquitectes: Marquee at Les Cols Restaurant, Olot, Girona, Spain

Weiss / Manfredi; Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington, USA

Peter Eisenman; City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Plasma Studio and Groundlab; Xi'an Horticultural Expo, Longgang, China

Foreign Office Architects; Yokohama International Ferry Terminal, Yokohama, Japan

Nekton Design; Turf City, Reykjavik, Iceland

Alvaro Siza; Swimming Pool, Leca da Palmeira, Portugal

Eduardo Souto de Moura; Braga Municipal Stadium, Braga Portugal

MVRDV; Villa VPRO, Hilversum, Netherlands

Bernard Tschumi; Le Fresnoy Art Centre, Tourcoing, France

OCEAN; World Centre for Human Concerns, New York City, USA

R Spidernethewood, Nimes, France

Toyo Ito; Serpentine Pavilion, London, England

Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos; Olympic Archery Range, Barcelona, Spain

Kengo Kuma; GC Prostho Museum Research Centre, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Cloud 9; MediaTic, Barcelona, Spain

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro; Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Swiss National Expo

With an abundance of built and un-built key projects available, it is now possible to outline the contours of a new discourse. This book initiates a new beginning in this direction so that architecture can partake in the creation of heterogeneous space and culturally, socially and environmentally sustainable built environments.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureArchitectural structure & designArchitecture & DesignArchitectureArchitecture: professional practice Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 25/06/2015 ISBN-13: 9780415639163  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michael U. Hensel is an architect, researcher, educator and writer. He is currently Professor for Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where he directs the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics. He is founding and current chairman of OCEAN - Design Research Association and of SEA - Sustainable Environment Association, and has authored and edited numerous books and journals. Jeffrey P. Turko is an educator, researcher, and founder of the international award-winning design practice NEKTON Studio. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, he is also a registered architect in the Netherlands, an advisory board member of the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics, and current Vice Chair of OCEAN Design Research Association.

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