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By Tomà Berlanda

Architectural Topographies is a severe dictionary for architects and panorama architects within which the picture lexicon may be learn from a starting, the floor, to a end, the explicit case stories. intended as a device that will help you realize, examine, pick out, and invent options, the book's keywords confer with the actual and fabric courting among development and floor; to the place and the way the hyperlink is equipped; to the factors, tools, and instruments used to grasp and remodel the floor; and to the prospective methods to where and their implications at the manner the earth is touched.

Fifty case experiences by means of forty-six of the best architects of the former hundred years are represented all through in sectional drawings which position the constructions alongside an identical floor airplane to demonstrate how the foremost phrases could be mixed and to teach every one architect's place on their equipped paintings in terms of all of the others.

Includes tasks via Alvar Aalto; Tadao Ando; Gunnar Asplund; Atelier Bow-Wow; João Batista Vilanova Artigas; Patrick Berger; Mario Botta; Marcel Breuer; Erik Bryggman; Gonçalo Byrne; David Chipperfield; Le Corbusier; Sverre Fehn; Aurelio Galfetti, plant life Ruchat, and Ivo Trumpy; Dick Van Gameren; Herzog and De Meuron; Steven Holl; Arne Jacobsen; Kengo Kuma; Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal; Adalberto Libera; Frank Lloyd Wright; Paulo Mendes da Rocha; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos; Glenn Murcutt; Juan Navarro Baldeweg; Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey; Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin; John Pawson; Giuseppe Perugini, Mario Fiorentino, and Nello Aprile; Renzo Piano; Georges-Henry Pingusson; Rudolph Schindler; Roland Simounet; Alvaro Siza; Luigi Snozzi; Alejandro de l. a. Sota; Eduardo Souto de Moura; Alison Smithson and Peter Smithson; Fernando Tavora; Jørn Utzon; Livio Vacchini; Francesco Venezia, Roberto Collovà, and Marcella Aprile; Amancho Williams; and Peter Zumthor.

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