PEOPLE, PLACE, PURPOSE. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MECANOO ARCHITECTS

PEOPLE, PLACE, PURPOSE. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MECANOO ARCHITECTS.

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  • EAN: 9781908967619
  • ISBN: 978-1-908967-61-9
  • Editorial: ARTIFICE
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Páginas: 352


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he book 'People, Place, Purpose. The World According to Mecanoo Architects' describes the specific architecture Dutch architectural office Mecanoo explores, illustrating the way they seek identity in a globalised world, via the texture of a local stone, colours of fruit trees or rituals of inhabitants, Mecanoo is driven to design buildings with strength to earth. Since 1984 Mecanoo has been committed to creating architecture that contributes to a better world. From an office that started out designing social housing, the practice has developed into an international firm with projects all over the world. Mecanoo has 30 years'experience in the design of buildings, urban plans, landscapes and interiors in which the public space always plays a key role. Through 17 projects, all built in different conditions, the reader is given insight into what drives Francine Houben in making architecture on strange ground: 'I am specialized in things, I didn't do before.' 'People, Place, Purpose. The World According to Mecanoo Architects' is introduced with an article about Mecanoo's hometown Delft and describes the parallel development of the univ

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