ALISON AND PETER SMITHSON. HOXENHAUS. A HOUSE FOR A MAN AND CAT

ALISON AND PETER SMITHSON. HOXENHAUS. A HOUSE FOR A MAN AND CAT.

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  • EAN: 9783960989325
  • ISBN: 978-3-96098-932-5
  • Editorial: WALTHER KONIG
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Páginas: 272
  • Materias:
    housing

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Testament Alison & Peter Smithsons gleich. It all began with a letter in May 1984, signed by a tom-cat in Bad Karlshafen, addressed to another tom-cat in London. In the letter, the cat known as Sir Karl, writing on behalf of his butler Axel Bruch- häuser, commissioned Snuff - the cat belonging to architects Alison & Peter Smithson - to construct two lookouts for his "Hexenhaus". The letter marked the start of a fateful collaboration between Axel Bruch- ha?user and the architects, the prelude to permanent alterations to the Hexenhaus - itself a poetic construct of lattices and built-fabrics. Step by step, the house was expanded and opened to admit the light as well the trees, which became part of the interior. The Hexenhaus is a testament to the early, radical style of the Smithsons, to the corrective and anti-aesthetic character of their finest designs - and at the same tim e, a monument to the professional work of Alison & Peter Smithson.

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