Architectural Topographies: A Graphic Lexicon Of How Buildings Touch The Ground by Tomà BerlandaArchitectural Topographies: A Graphic Lexicon Of How Buildings Touch The Ground by Tomà Berlanda

Architectural Topographies: A Graphic Lexicon Of How Buildings Touch The Ground

byTomà BerlandaEditorTomà Berlanda

Paperback | June 10, 2014

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Architectural Topographiesis a critical dictionary for architects and landscape architects in which the graphic lexicon can be read from a beginning, the ground, to a conclusion, the specific case studies. Meant as a tool to help you recognise, analyse, choose, and invent solutions, the book's key words refer to the physical and material relationship between construction and ground; to where and how the link is built; to the criteria, methods, and tools used to know and transform the ground; and to the possible approaches to the place and their implications on the way the earth is touched.

Fifty case studies by forty-six of the greatest architects of the previous hundred years are represented throughout in sectional drawings which place the buildings along the same ground plane to illustrate how the key words might be combined and to show each architect's position on their built work in relation to all the others.

Includes projects by Alvar Aalto; Tadao Ando; Gunnar Asplund; Atelier Bow-Wow; Jo¿Batista Vilanova Artigas; Patrick Berger; Mario Botta; Marcel Breuer; Erik Bryggman; Gon¿o Byrne; David Chipperfield; Le Corbusier; Sverre Fehn; Aurelio Galfetti, Flora Ruchat, and Ivo Trumpy; Dick Van Gameren; Herzog and De Meuron; Steven Holl; Arne Jacobsen; Kengo Kuma; Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal; Adalberto Libera; Frank Lloyd Wright; Paulo Mendes da Rocha; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos; Glenn Murcutt; Juan Navarro Baldeweg; Sheila O¿Donnell and John Tuomey; Jan Olav Jensen and B¿rre Skodvin; John Pawson; Giuseppe Perugini, Mario Fiorentino, and Nello Aprile; Renzo Piano; Georges-Henry Pingusson; Rudolph Schindler; Roland Simounet; Alvaro Siza; Luigi Snozzi; Alejandro de la Sota; Eduardo Souto de Moura; Alison Smithson and Peter Smithson; Fernando Tavora; J¿rn Utzon; Livio Vacchini; Francesco Venezia, Roberto Collov¿and Marcella Aprile; Amancho Williams; and Peter Zumthor.

Tom¿erlandais Professor and Director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geometrics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and co-founder of ASA Studio.
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Title:Architectural Topographies: A Graphic Lexicon Of How Buildings Touch The GroundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415836220

ISBN - 13:9780415836227

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Table of Contents

Foreword;  Acknowledgments;  Introduction;  Chapter 1. Intersections. Why a graphic lexicon;  Chapter 2. The building meets the ground;  Chapter 3. The discovery of the terrain;  Chapter 4. The right placement;  Chapter 5. Horizontal and vertical;  Chapter 6. Elemental forms;  Chapter 7. Images and metaphors;  Bibliography;  Image Credits;  Index.