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Item Number: 114075
Title: JURG CONZETT, Ganfranco Bronzini, Patrick Gartmann : Forme di strutture / Forms of Structures
Author: Carlana, Michel ; Luca Mezzalira (eds)
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9788837069612
Description: Milano: Electa, 2011. 28cm., pbk., 159pp., 183 illus., most in color. Italian-English edition. Summary: The monograph focuses on the projects recently executed by the engineering studio Conzett Bronzini Gartmann in conjunction with Switzerland's top architects. The aim of the publication is to explore the cultural conditions and ways of thinking which have resulted in some extremely fine architectural, executive and structural achievements. The analysis of the most important projects of the Conzett Bronzini Gartmann studio constitutes an opportunity to appreciate the unusual rapport that has been established in Switzerland between thinking on form and structural considerations. The introduction emphasizes the disciplinary aspects and questions that make the studio's work so interesting: the architectural and structural quality of the projects; the many different languages, contexts and scales involved, providing a broad overview of architectural output in Switzerland today; the different levels of collaboration, involving three generations of architects - the most senior generation, including Peter Zumthor, the middle generation, with Valerio Olgiati, and the new generation of emerging young architects - and, finally, the rapport between the local context (the studio is situated in Chur and has a strong presence in the canton of Grisons) and the studio's dealings on a national scale. (Electa architettura. Documenti di architettura, 184)

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