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Abalos+Sentkiewicz : Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty (Paperback) (Inaki Abalos &
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This work gathers essays written by the authors since 2006, along with quotes, short pieces, and longer essays by many other contributors. They explore themes of architecture in contemporary culture, future architecture scenarios, and experimental proposals developed in the field of academia. Material is grouped in sections on somatism, verticalism, thermodynamic materialism, and the assemblage of monsters. The book offers a wealth of case studies on innovative buildings and projects, such as New Kroken Park in Norway, Biobio Theater in Chile, Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, and Lolita Office Building in Spain. Color photos, images, illustrations, and plans are provided throughout. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty, is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of "thermodynamic beauty". This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect's work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition. The compendium will be developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Monsters Assemblage, Verticalism and Thermodynamic Materialism, summarizing design strategies, and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.
Number of Pages: 475
Sub-Genre: Professional Practice, Criticism
Author: Inaki Abalos & Renata Snetkiewicz
Street Date: November 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-85-2223
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