Venturing Permanence: The Eth House Of Science In Bamiyan by Ivica BrnicVenturing Permanence: The Eth House Of Science In Bamiyan by Ivica Brnic

Venturing Permanence: The Eth House Of Science In Bamiyan

EditorIvica Brnic, Florian Graf, Wolfgang Rossbauer

Hardcover | November 15, 2012

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The city of Bamiyan in Afghanistan is inextricably tied to the shocking destruction of its famous Buddha statues by the Taliban in 2001. But this war-torn region is not simply emblematic of the devastation of a city in crisis—Bamiyan is also the site of a university, a locus of hope and learning. In 2006 three European architects, Ivica Brnic, Florian Graf, and Wolfgang Rossbauer, created the House of Science of the ETH Zurich for Bamiyan University. Venturing Permanence looks at the building six years after its opening through text and images, while exploring larger issues of cultural transfer and the role of architecture in rebuilding areas of international conflict.
When they were still students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich the architects Ivica Brnic, Florian Graf, and Wolfgang Rossbauer won a competition which led to the realization of the House of Science. Together with the architect Christina Lenart,they compiled the documentation of the project in its actual contex...
Title:Venturing Permanence: The Eth House Of Science In BamiyanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:gta publishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
      Christina Lenart

Project
Castles in the air and the risky venture of permanence
      Andreas Tönnesmann and Mario Fontana
Interview: planned uncertainty
      Ivica Brnić, Florian Graf and Wolfgang Rossbauer in conversation with Christina Lenart
The ETH House of Science: phases of its development
      Ivica Brnić, Florian Graf and Wolfgang Rossbauer
New attention for Bamiyan
      Abdul Jalil Benish
A ‘Castle in the Air’ becomes reality: a personal retrospect on the House of Science in Bamiyan and its prospects for the future
      Olaf Kübler
Reflections
And Karzai wept—a country under influence
      Gudrun Harrer
Relief architecture—pragmatic utopias
      Elke Krasny
Maps
Humanitarian military interventions: a political scientist’s evaluation
      Herfried Münkler
Out of Empire: architecture and common wealth
      Philip Ursprung
Kabul—an archaeology of modernization
      Ernst Gruber and Michael Klein

About the authors
Photo credits
Acknowledgments