Human Experience and Place: Sustaining Identity - Architectural Design (Architectural Design)

Human Experience and Place: Sustaining Identity - Architectural Design (Architectural Design)

By: Paul Brislin (guest_editor)Paperback

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Exceptional architecture stands in the face of the negative aspects of commercial globalisation by celebrating the spirit of individual place; and by being rooted in its culture, its geography and in the experience and value systems of the people that have created it. By drawing from work across the world, this issue of AD will demonstrate that it is possible for architects, designers and engineers to design outstanding buildings that sustain a sense of local identity, both in terms of cultural heritage and the conservation of the environment. In the last few years, a groundswell of critical resistance to the homogenised imposition of a form-driven universal architecture, which defies local context, has continued to grow unabated, as has developing interest in an alternative pathway to the design of buildings. Human Experience and Place will be launched at the third 'Sustaining Identity' symposium at the V&A in London in November 2012, curated by Paul Brislin and Juhani Pallasmaa and co-partnered by Arup Associates, the V&A and Architectural Design; and featuring contributors to the issue. 'Sustaining Identity' gathers likeminded exemplary practitioners of an architecture of resistance together on a biannual basis: an alternative avant-garde whose work sustains human identity through its focus on specific culture and place. * Contributors include: Peter Buchanan, Ricky Burdett, Farrokh Derakshani, Murray Fraser, Jayne Merkel and Juhani Pallasmaa. * Features include: Arup Associates, Sean Godsell, Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai), Rick Joy, Diebedo Francis Kere, Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Christopher Lee (Serie Architects), Li Xiaodong Atelier, Josep Lluis Mateo, Pezo von Ellrichshausen Arquitectos, Wang Shu, Woha and Kongjian Yu (Turenscape).

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EditorIal 5 Helen Castle About the Guest-Editor 6 Paul Brislin INTRODUCTION 8 Identity, Place and Human Experience Paul Brislin Newness, Tradition and Identity: Existential Content and Meaning in Architecture 14 Juhani Pallasmaa In Conversation 22 Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasma IDENTITY AND LOCALITY 26 Appropriating, Reclaiming and Inventing Identity Through Architecture 28 Farrokh Derakhshani A Reflexive Conversation: Bridge School and Liyuan Library 34 Li Xiaodong Identity Through the Grounding of Experience in Place 40 Rick Joy Earthworks 46 Josep Lluis Mateo Outlines 52 Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen IDENTITY AND ECONOMY 58 The Future is Unwritten: Global Culture, Identity and Economy 60 Murray Fraser School in Gando, Burkina Faso 66 Diebedo Francis Kere The Big Feet Aesthetic and the Art of Survival 72 Kongjian Yu Reading the Wind and Weather: The Meteorological Architecture of Studio Mumbai 78 Kazi Ashraf Peripatetic Infrastructure 84 Jonathan Kirschenfeld IDENTITY AND SCALE 90 Mapping Scales of Urban Identity 92 Ricky Burdett Essence, Scale and Natural Events 98 Paul Brislin Common Artefacts 104 Christopher CM Lee The Breathing Tropical High-Rise 112 Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell and Alina Yeo The Problem of Scale 116 Sean Godsell The Reluctant Architect: An Interview with Wang Shu of Amateur Architects Studio 122 Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren AFTERWORD 130 Developing a Sensitivity to Locale and 'Human Experience' Jayne Merkel COUNTERPOINT 136 A Pivotal Point: On the Edge of History 136 Peter Buchanan Contributors 140

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  • publication date: 26/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118336410
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781118336410
  • weight: 602
  • ISBN10: 1118336410

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