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Grounds and Envelopes : Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment, Paperback / softback Book

Grounds and Envelopes : Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment Paperback / softback


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, JapanRCR Arquitectes: Marquee at Les Cols Restaurant, Olot, Girona, SpainWeiss / Manfredi; Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington, USAPeter Eisenman; City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, SpainPlasma Studio and Groundlab; Xi'an Horticultural Expo, Longgang, ChinaForeign Office Architects; Yokohama International Ferry Terminal, Yokohama, JapanNekton Design; Turf City, Reykjavik, IcelandAlvaro Siza; Swimming Pool, Leca da Palmeira, PortugalEduardo Souto de Moura; Braga Municipal Stadium, Braga PortugalMVRDV; Villa VPRO, Hilversum, NetherlandsBernard Tschumi; Le Fresnoy Art Centre, Tourcoing, FranceOCEAN; World Centre for Human Concerns, New York City, USAR&Sie(n); Spidernethewood, Nimes, FranceToyo Ito; Serpentine Pavilion, London, EnglandEnric Miralles and Carme Pinos; Olympic Archery Range, Barcelona, SpainKengo Kuma; GC Prostho Museum Research Centre, Aichi Prefecture, JapanCloud 9; MediaTic, Barcelona, SpainDiller, Scofidio and Renfro; Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Swiss National ExpoWith 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 294 pages, 10 Line drawings, color; 282 Halftones, color
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Architectural structure & design
  • ISBN: 9780415639170



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