Forms Follows Efficiency: Cepa For Caas by Marc CassanyForms Follows Efficiency: Cepa For Caas by Marc Cassany

Forms Follows Efficiency: Cepa For Caas

byMarc Cassany

Paperback | December 1, 2017

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Faced with the functionalist maxim "form follows function", today architecture should respond to energetic, economic and building efficiencies, without sacrificing its own formal expressivity. The subject of this monograph, the CFPA (Professional Training Center for the Automotive Sector), designed by CAAS, is a clear example of this shift in focus.

The Professional Training Center for the Automotive Sector (CFPA), designed by the firm CAAS and located in Martorell, is the subject of this monograph because it is a clear example of a new attitude in architecture, which pursues efficiency at all levels. That being said, it has not been sought out from a position of neutrality or formal determinism. On the contrary. The building shows how the functionalist maxim "form follows function" has become obsolete and now, in contrast, architectural form responds to energetic, economic and building efficiencies, without sacrificing its own formal expressivity and singularity. As such, the in-depth analysis of the CFPA presented in this book, accompanied by several critical essays, offers a clear example of a new maxim for architecture: form follows efficiency.
Jon founded 'Jâ back in 2002 after several collaborations with international architecture firms. A firm believer & investigator of ultra-high-tech architecture, he shares his studio with extraordinary people that have become the backbone of 'Jâ. The team has been awarded, published and interviewed several times. Involved in several cul...
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Title:Forms Follows Efficiency: Cepa For CaasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 6.6 × 6.6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:ActarLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940291860

ISBN - 13:9781940291864

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