The Architect's Atlas

  • Series Mendrisio Academy Press
  • Edited by Bruno Pedretti
  • Binding Paperback
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 252
  • Illustrations 160 a colori, 120 in b/n
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836634569
  • Price € 42,00  € 39,90
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Abstract

The third volume of the “Quaderni” presents the reflections of the architect-professors who compose the Faculty Board of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture-Università della Svizzera italiana. It is not, however, the customary exposition of their vision of the discipline and professional practice. The contributions embody such themes in varying degrees, but above all they present the cultural frame of reference that each architect believes to be the most significant in explaining his or her personality. The term “atlas” in the title should therefore be understood as the set of formative lessons, technological and historical curiosities, aesthetic explorations and intellectual orientations that form the expressive canon of each architect.

Contributions by: Francisco e/and Manuel Aires Mateus, Walter Angonese, Michele Arnaboldi, Valentin Bearth, Riccardo Blumer, Martin Boesch, Mario Botta, Riccardo Blumer, Marianne Burkhalter e/and Christian Sumi, Antonio Citterio, Marc Collomb, Grafton Architects, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Quintus Miller, João Nunes, Valerio Olgiati, Jonathan Sergison