Industrial And Office Complex On The Via Kuliscioff

Conceived on the model of the French semce industry Mtels industrials, the Mario Beiinv project on the Via Kuliscioff is a kind of uroar intervention new to Italy. This industrial and office complex in the Milan area was undertaken in an effort to re-industrialize the city by the introduction of eleven projects which would offer spaces intended for use as laboratories, offices and storage, but which would alio* flexibility to adapt them for other uses i' required. The architect's aim was to...

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(1896-99) served at a given moment actual functional needs In an Innovative political framework, so did Kroll's project. And as Horta's building transcended this actuality to emerge as a monument, an abstract invention embodying concrete events - alas Horta s exists only on paper today - so did Kroll's university complex. But unlike Horta who. soon after the general mood of society changed, lost his enthusiasm and the supporters for his avant-garde architecture, Kroll. twenty years after the...

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The Schlumberger oil company required a scientific facility for testing machinery for oil exploration, drilling and fluid mechanics, rock and wellbore physics, and related computer-based research. Accordingly. Hopkins' building contains scientists' offices, laboratories, a kitchen, computer stations, a service yard and a drilling test station, as well as administrative offices, a restaurant and a terrace. The concept of the plan is indebted to a spatial schema developed by Serge Cher mayeff in...

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Mario Botta Archltotto HOUSE AT RIVA SAN VITALE Poised on the flanks of the Swiss Alps, in Monte San Giorgio which encircles Lake Lugano, this modest building by the young Mario Botta - like that of his friend and colleague Luigi Snozzi in Locarno (pp. 80-81) - had an exhilarating impact when it appeared. Like Rossi's San Cataldo cemetery (pp. 56-59). it seemed to mark a return to order and traditional values after the crisis of 1968 nature, the family, geometry, craftsmanship in construction....

Preface and acknowledgments

The 'Europe of the title of this book, a designation inherited from post war history, refers to the political entity of what up to now was called Western Europe, as distinct from Eastern Europe. To this political unity has corresponded an architectural one. Obviously, the particular and diverse conditions - cultural heritage, regional idiosyncrasies, geographical and environmental, not to mention political and economic factors - of each country where an architectural enterprise takes place and...

San Cataldo Cemetery

The Utopian radical idea of a world whose political, economic, cultural and aesthetic order was to be overthrown, the pyramid turned upside down', as the architect Gian-carlo De Carlo called the anti-institutional, anti-authoritarian vision of May '68. affected not only the appearance of architectural artifacts. but also the very processes of their conception and production. This challenge to established values was deeply felt in most professions throughout the Western world. But in Italy,...

Protection Shed Over Roman Ruins

Peter Zumthor Roman Ruins

In many respects, this building is a simple, straightforward, functional structure, a shed for sheltering an archaeological excavation of Roman ruins in the town of Chur in the Swiss Alps. Made of thin, parallel, interspaced hon zontal slats of wood that tilt downwards towards the outside, it protects against the elements, enhances natural light and ventti* tion and is economical to maintain. But. in its radically rigorous way. this drastically stripped down structure does in thee carry...

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Chinese Architects Organic Forms

(Loft) Model of Interior (Below left) Section (Opposite) Bird's-eye view - section of tho mountain-top museum complex with surroundings (Loft) Model of Interior (Below left) Section (Opposite) Bird's-eye view - section of tho mountain-top museum complex with surroundings Tadao An do Architect A Associates JAPAN PAVILION EXPO '92 The Japanese Pavilion at the Seville Expo '92 is one of the largest wooden constructions in the world. 25 metres high and with four levels, each with a surface 60...

Renault Parts Distribution Centre

Cable Strengthend Structure

Norman Foster's ideas about design are often seen as highly iconoclastic applications of unprecedented technological inventions. In fact, this is merely an impression gained from his bold use of industrial components, his emphasis on strong outlines without shadow modulations, on muscled figures on the outside and loud colour, sometimes reminiscent of a Fernand L ger painting turned into architecture. And like L ger's pictorial universe. Foster's architectural world and predilection for newness...

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Mazzorbo Project Plan

(Top right) Aerial view of tho building and Its urrovndingt eetres wide they have been fabricated thanks loaperfectly smooth metal mould in which the Wo*ing layers were superimposed a demouldmg agent, a layer of gelcoat. a coat of tvn. a coat of fibreglass. a coat of resin, a coat of foam, a coat of fibreglass. a coat of silt' Acrylic and polycarbon are used for the laDery concourse toptighting which takes the lorm of double bowstring strutted lenses' to cor< rol solar gain. Finally. PVC...

University Of Palermo Science Departments

(Left) General plan of Oregottl's complex I the scionco dopartmonts of the UnhrsrsHyof Palermo (Left) General plan of Oregottl's complex I the scionco dopartmonts of the UnhrsrsHyof Palermo (Above) Aerial view of the buildings Uke many of the buildings of the cntxai regionalists in Spain, the complex of Oregon's University of Palermo stands in a historical town. However, the difference in attitude to location could hardly be greater between then and him. Whereas the critical regionalists see to...

Social Housing On The Boulevard Vincent Auriol

This is a low-budget social housing project for 123 units, subsidized by the City of Paris under its mayor Jacques Chirac. The site is located at the end of the Boulevard Vincent Aunol near the Quai de la Gare road in the 13th arrondissement. a major traffic artery leading out of Paris. Across the river is the warehouse-punctuated landscape of Bercy. The boulevard, a mainly residential zone traditionally separated from the historic centre of Pans by the Gare d'Austerlitz and the mammoth complex...

Housing Units In Savignyletemple

France) 1982-86 (Loft) View of tho facado (Boiow) Sito plan (Opposite) (Above) Exterior view of the comer of ths block (Below right) Plans and elevations of onsof tho blocks (Loft) View of tho facado (Boiow) Sito plan (Opposite) (Above) Exterior view of the comer of ths block (Below right) Plans and elevations of onsof tho blocks In 1967 Alain Sarfati. together with fellow students Philippe Boudon and Bernard Hamburger. founded in Paris the architectural review...

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Another type of skin rigorism, perceived especially if we look at the building from above, is that of Piano's teflon-coated fibreglass membrane used on the site of the old Schlumberger Industrial Plant on the periphery of Pans (pp. 120-23). asopposed to Frei Otto's tentsof the 1960s, or Michael Hopkins' translucent, teflon-coated fibreglass membrane of the Schlumberger Laboratories in Cambridge (pp. 124-25). where the structure supporting the tent is loudly proclaimed. In Piano's Schlumberger...

The Salzburg Guggenheim Museum

Salzburg. one of the cultural capitals of Europe. will be celebrating the millennium of its foundation in 1995. For this occasion, its mayor. Joseph Reschen. has planned an annex to the Guggenheim Museum which will house a part of its immense collection. 90 per cent of which is not at present on view to the public. The greatest problem Salzburg faces today is its dense urban mass and a mountainous belt girding the city that impedes new construction. The new museum will be sited in the...

Terminal For Stansted Airport

Stansted air terminal is unique in having a single internal space 15 metres high and 198 x 162 square metres in surface, with totally transparent walls of glazing. The structure is made of white steel shells floating on top of 36 steel pylons whose spokes open to support the delicate grilles of the curved roof. Jacques Ferrier. an employee of Foster Associates, has described the construction process In some detail. Various aspects were resolved by several weeks of simulation with a full-sized...

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Casa Kalman Ground Floor

FABER DUMAS HEAD OFFICE 77 Bankmter stands in the grounds of the small, late-19th-century villa of the Marques de Mudela. The site is among the last vestiges of the urban tissue that once made up Madrid's Paseo de la Castellana it is now occupied by the massive, mighty, high-rise business area carved out of the city centre during the later part of the Franco years. In the early 1970s, in an effort to preserve what little of the historic fabric survived there, new regulations were...

On Ecological Architecture a Memo

To The reader of Architecture In Europe I have been asked to write an essay on the ecological aspect of architecture in Europe during the last twenty years. I found it impossible. Ecological architecture, or more precisely, the ecological house, was an issue of the 1970s. It turned out to be a trap The ecological house was a North American idea which others followed. You had to be rich and a drop out, to have some technical skill and to be able to afford to live all alone In a remote, abandoned...

Alexandra Road Housing

Alexandra Road Architectural Plans

Two viows of tho podostrlan stroots of the Aloxandra Road housing project high housing blocks between the site and Kilburn. The layout comprises two almost parallel pedestrian streets of terraced six- and four-storey housing, between which Is a central park. The arrangement is similar to that of Regency or Victorian London and the scale approximates that of nearby Belsize Park. Noise is blocked from the site by the northernmost terrace, which presents a solid wall of building against the...

Museum For The Decorative Arts

Germany) 1979-85 Designed as part of a new cultural district on the banks of the River Main - the so-called Museumufer - the Museum for the Decorative Arts is an elegant exercise in the interplay of the old and the new in white reflected light modulation, integrating different modular and grid systems. As in other work by Meier, choices about the organization of circulation were decisive in determining the spatial scheme. Given the didactic character of the museum, the...

Documentation architects biographies project specifications and select bibliographies

Arranged alphabetically by architect. Roser Amado Cercos and Uuis Domenech Qibau Amado b. Barcelona. Spain. 1944. Degree in architecture from the Escuela T cnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (1968). She has worked in collaboration with Uuis Domenech since 1974. Domenech b. Barcelona. 1940. Received degree in architecture from the Escuela T cnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (1964). and later his doctorate. Since 1965. has been a professor there. Has worked in collaboration...

Schinkelplatz Housing Project

Interbau. the International Exposition of Architecture, took place in the Hansa Viertel neighbourhood of West Berlin. Its purpose was to present itself as a major example of urba nism demonstrating the sacred principles established by the Athens Charter in the Congr s Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (ClAM) in 1933. Its post war modernist buildings placed individually in a park were meant to stand as symbols of newness, health, liberty -at once a critique of and an alternative to...

Extension Of The Berlin Museum With The Department Jewish Museum

Museo Judio

At the intersection of Wilhelmstrasse. Fried-richstrasse and Lindenstrasse. in an area where empty bomb sites from the Second World War are still unfilled, an extension to the Berlin Museum is intended to house the Jewish Museum, a combined archive and memorial occupying more than 1000 square metres. After a competition held in 1988. Daniel Libeskind. the Polish-born, internationally renowned architect, was selected. The programme for the extension to the Berlin Museum required that there...

New Directions in French Architecture and the Showcase of the Paris City Edge 196590

French architectural thinking and practice have gone through radical changes in the past two decades, so much so that it is now difficult, considering the results of the grands travaux. or large scale works, initiated in 1981 and a number of contemporaneous projects, particularly in Paris, to recognize the ruined landscape that existed at the end of the 1960s. Then, at the end of a period that was extraordinarily productive quantitatively in terms of dwellings and public buildings. French...

Post Office And Telecommunications Building

Aurelio Galfetti

This building crowns a prolific career of poetical research and technical invention by Alejandro de la Sota. It also demonstrates the long creative evolution of modern architecture in Europe. Two of his earlier buildings, the Government Building of Tarragona, in the late 1950s, and the Colegio Maravillas in Madrid, of 1961. are among the most outstanding examples of the kind of post-war architecture we call realist-. The Le n building shows that the trend is not exhausted. It is a public...

The Dilemma of Technology

Low Tech Reinforced Concrete

Any essay on technology Is about a very modern dilemma. In building and architecture, this has come to be typified by the argument between the modern and post modern styles, between the Grande Arche de la D6fense in Paris (pp. 224-25) on the one hand and the National Gallery extension in London (pp. 272-75) on the other. Both use the same modern building technology and have the same alms, in performance and comfort, and In efficiency, and yet they represent very different views of today's...

The Second Hand City Modern Technology and Changing Urban Identity

I would like to begin with two key images that capture the essence of what I have to say. in that they represent two moments in the development of the urban phenomenon of the 19th century. Both images illustrate the impact of modern technology on the urban environment. In the first, a painting by Adolf Menzel of 1848 entitled Berlin Landscape, we find the city in the distance and the rural landscape in fore and middleground virtually unchanged in their idyllic nature. Only the track of iron...

Museo Nacional De Arte Romano

The Merida museum is one of a handful of buildings that best represents, from many-points of view, the prevailing mood of the 1980s for a return to tradition and classical coherence. The main programmatic goal of this project, to preserve and show artifacts from the past, is appropriately realized in Rafael Moneo's building. The objects for exhibition and the location of the museum are both intended to present the Roman world, upholder of the traditional and the classical, and to demonstrate...

Casa Kalman

Antonio Cruz Villalon Antonio Ortiz Garcia HOUSING BLOCK ON DONA MARIA CORONEL STREET Neither the geometry of its curved internal court nor any of the decorative elements of the facade is borrowed from the regional architectural tradition of Seville. Yet this building by these two young architects at the beginning of their career does exude a strong sense of the city. At a time when the spread of unchecked urban development was threatening what was left of the long-neglected, declining...

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Ludwig Hllberseimer, sketch for the Alexander Plate competition 1928 Ludwig Hllberseimer, sketch for the Alexander Plate competition 1928 Mies van der Rohe, glass skyscraper at Friedrichstrasse Station 1921-22 Mies van der Rohe, glass skyscraper at Friedrichstrasse Station 1921-22 Glass curtain wall of the Frlodrichstrasso Glass curtain wall of the Frlodrichstrasso architectural argumentation with which the old wall was composed were stripped away and replaced with new perceptual effects -...