Arquitectura Viva 174: Woven Works

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Many contemporary works of architecture diverge radically from the classicist rationalism of structural order, yet contain a certain logic when viewed as expressive edifices based on cladding. This is especially apt when it comes to buildings with woven envelopes, where material is paramount. This edition seeks to reawaken the intellectual notions of Gottfried Semper, whose research on the textile origin of architectural enclosures led him to favour light, decorated, and chromatic enclosures. Among the examined works are Shigeru Ban’s Art Museum in Aspen (US), the Grand Theatre in Albi (FR) by Dominique Perrault, and installations in Belgium, South Korea, and Germany.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English