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Christoph Mackler: Die Rematerialisierung der Moderne/The Rematerialisation of Modern Architecture
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Christoph Mackler: Die Rematerialisierung der Moderne/The Rematerialisation of Modern Architecture (Hardback)

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Die Architektur Christoph Macklers zeichnet sich durch die Versoehnung von Tradition und Moderne aus. Er sucht die Baukunst wieder mit ihren vormodernen Wurzeln zu verknupfen. Dabei spielt die Wiedergewinnung von Oberflache und Volumen in der Fassade und das Verstandnis fur die Materialbeschaffenheit eines Baukoerpers eine massgebliche Rolle. Bereits 1979 wurde Christoph Mackler Schinkelpreistrager. 1981 grundete er ein eigenes Buro fur Architektur und Stadtbereichsplanung in Frankfurt am Main.







Mit seinen herausragenden Bauten hat Christoph Mackler architektonische Massstabe gesetzt. Das Buch dokumentiert etwa 22 Bauten von 1990 bis 2008; zu ihnen gehoeren die alte Stadtbibliothek und die Kunsthalle Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, die European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, das Buro- und Geschaftszentrum Lindencorso in Berlin, das Burohaus Arca in Frankfurt am Main sowie die Hauptverwaltung der KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft in Berlin.



Christoph Mackler's architecture is distinguished by its reconciliation of tradition and modernity. Mackler seeks to reconnect architecture with its premodern roots. A pivotal role in his efforts is played by the restoration of surface and volume in the facade and the understanding of the building's material properties. Christoph Mackler won the Schinkelpreis (Schinkel Award) in 1979. In 1981 he established his own firm for architecture and city planning in Frankfurt am Main.



With his outstanding structures, Christoph Mackler has set new architectural standards. This book documents some twenty-two buildings from 1990 to 2008, including the Alte Stadtbibliothek (Old City Library) and Kunsthalle Portikus (Portikus Art Gallery) in Frankfurt am Main, the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, the Lindencorso office complex and shopping center in Berlin, the Arca office building in Frankfurt am Main, and the headquarters of KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft (KPMG German Trust Corporation) in Berlin.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureIndividual architects, architectural firms, regional stylesArchitecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architectureScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: Birkhauser Publication Date: 02/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9783764362737  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Werner Oechslin studied art history, archaeology, philosophy, and mathematics in Zurich and Rome. He taught at MIT in Cambridge and at the Universities of Bonn and Geneva. Since 1985 he has been a professor of the history of art and architecture at the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich). In 1987 he was a guest professor at Harvard University. From 1986 to 2006 he was director of the Institut fur Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur (Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture). He is the author of numerous publications on architectural history, architectural theory, and art history. Werner Oechslin is the founder and founding donor of the Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin (Werner Oechslin Library Foundation) in Einsiedeln. Heinrich Wefing is an arts and culture correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (one of Germany's leading newspapers) in Berlin und primarily works on topics in cultural politics, city planning, and architecture.

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