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Patkau Architects : Material Operations (Hardcover)

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Patkau Architects is known for creating innovative, sculptural buildings that convey artistic expression through the purposeful use of materials. Patkau Architects: Material Operations reveals the architectural philosophy and techniques that drive the firm's extraordinary constructions. Working directly with materials—bending them, breaking them, feeling their texture, mass, and strength—provides a depth of understanding that visual observation alone cannot. The firm's creations demonstrate how attending to and playing with specific materials yields a refreshed and expanded perspective on the possible. Patkau Architects: Material Operations investigates how the qualities of commonly available construction materials and unconventional techniques produce buildable, expressive forms with inherent structural capacities and evocative identities.
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: Architecture, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Language: English
Street Date: June 6, 2017
TCIN: 51894682
UPC: 9781616895709
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-7914
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