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Elements of architecture : from form to place + tectonics / Pierre von Meiss, new translation reworked with revisions and additional content, translated from the French by Theo Hakola

By: Meiss, Pierre von, 1938- [author]
Contributor(s): Hakola, Theo [translator]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lausanne,Switzerland EPFL, [2013]Copyright date: ℗♭2013Edition: 2nd editionDescription: ILLContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Architectural design | Architecture -- HistoryDDC classification: 720
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references
Machine generated contents note: First Part Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place -- 1.Phenomena of perception -- The pleasure of looking at, listening to, feeling, touching and moving through architecture -- Seeing -- Listening -- Scent -- Touching -- The body in motion -- Seeing and perceiving -- Laws of vision -- The eye is not innocent -- The sphere and the rose -- 2.Order and disorder -- Inevitable order -- Order in construction -- The sense of order -- Factors of coherence -- Repetition and resemblance -- Proximity -- Enclosure or common background -- Orientation of elements: parallelism or convergence towards a void or a solid -- From order to chaos -- Homogeneity and texture -- Alignments and series -- Gradation -- Hierarchy -- Contrast -- Complexity -- Contradiction -- Chaos -- Interaction of factors -- Regularity and irregularity -- Simplicity -- Regularity -- Exception to the rule -- Order in disorder and vice versa -- 3.Measure and balance --
Contents note continued: Spaces on a human scale -- The notion of scale -- Anthropomorphism and architecture -- The fascination of number and proportions -- Commensurate proportions -- Incommensurate proportions -- Proportions in difficulty -- Balance -- Symmetry -- Asymmetrical balance -- 4.Fabric and object -- City and monuments -- Composition of the object: articulation and continuity -- Articulation -- Continuity -- The object: faces, corners, relationship to ground and sky -- Positive articulation: corner in relief, plinth and cornice -- Negative articulation: the recessed joint -- The sharp edge -- The fusion of faces -- First Interlude: From object to space -- Spatiality of objects -- Relationships between objects -- 5.Space -- Elements of spatial definition -- Depth of space -- Density of space -- Opening of space -- Spatial juxtaposition and interpenetration -- Spatial characteristics of elementary shapes -- Composing: Wright and the Froebel blocks --
Contents note continued: Composing: Le Corbusier and the 4 Compositions (1929) -- Composing verticality -- Three strategies for spatial composition -- Structure-space -- The "Raumplan" -- The "free plan" -- Floor, wall and ceiling -- 6.Light and shade -- Light comes to us from things -- Quantity and quality -- Light and space -- Windows all over the place -- Half-light and shadows -- The challenge of lighting in five points -- Second Interlude: From space to place -- 7.Places -- The landscape -- a great challenge -- Site and place -- Limits, thresholds and spaces of transition -- Place as an identity-support -- Dynamics of path -- Third Interlude: Cosmic, Territorial and Temporal Orientation -- pt. Two Tectonics -- 8.Making materials sing -- Form and material -- Stone -- Reinforced concrete -- Brick -- Wood -- Glass -- From metals to carbon -- 9.Aesthetic of gravity -- Obvious solidity -- Stability and elegant performance -- Imbalance re-balanced -- Lateral thrust --
Contents note continued: Technology and modernity -- Fact or fiction? -- Technology displayed -- Technology extolled -- Fragile technology -- Falsified" technology -- Technology as a service -- Technology domesticated (tamed) -- 10.Body and cladding -- The issues -- Texture, bonding and modenature -- Thicknesses -- Face or mask? -- Rough-and-raw or skin? -- Tracing the skeleton versus autonomy -- Textile inspired cladding -- From "High-Tech expressionism" to the "mystery of the veil" -- The facade as a complex "machine" -- Epilogue -- Annex -- Annex 1 Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal / Robert Slutzky -- Annex 2 Architecture Against the City / Bernard Huet -- Annex 3 The Landscape Alternative / Sebastien Marot
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Books Books Centeral Library
Second Floor - Engineering & Architecture
720 M.P.E 1990 (Browse shelf) Available 21128
Books Books Centeral Library
Second Floor - Engineering & Architecture
720 M.P.E 1990 (Browse shelf) Available 21127

Includes bibliographical references

Machine generated contents note: First Part Elements of Architecture: From Form to Place -- 1.Phenomena of perception -- The pleasure of looking at, listening to, feeling, touching and moving through architecture -- Seeing -- Listening -- Scent -- Touching -- The body in motion -- Seeing and perceiving -- Laws of vision -- The eye is not innocent -- The sphere and the rose -- 2.Order and disorder -- Inevitable order -- Order in construction -- The sense of order -- Factors of coherence -- Repetition and resemblance -- Proximity -- Enclosure or common background -- Orientation of elements: parallelism or convergence towards a void or a solid -- From order to chaos -- Homogeneity and texture -- Alignments and series -- Gradation -- Hierarchy -- Contrast -- Complexity -- Contradiction -- Chaos -- Interaction of factors -- Regularity and irregularity -- Simplicity -- Regularity -- Exception to the rule -- Order in disorder and vice versa -- 3.Measure and balance --

Contents note continued: Spaces on a human scale -- The notion of scale -- Anthropomorphism and architecture -- The fascination of number and proportions -- Commensurate proportions -- Incommensurate proportions -- Proportions in difficulty -- Balance -- Symmetry -- Asymmetrical balance -- 4.Fabric and object -- City and monuments -- Composition of the object: articulation and continuity -- Articulation -- Continuity -- The object: faces, corners, relationship to ground and sky -- Positive articulation: corner in relief, plinth and cornice -- Negative articulation: the recessed joint -- The sharp edge -- The fusion of faces -- First Interlude: From object to space -- Spatiality of objects -- Relationships between objects -- 5.Space -- Elements of spatial definition -- Depth of space -- Density of space -- Opening of space -- Spatial juxtaposition and interpenetration -- Spatial characteristics of elementary shapes -- Composing: Wright and the Froebel blocks --

Contents note continued: Composing: Le Corbusier and the 4 Compositions (1929) -- Composing verticality -- Three strategies for spatial composition -- Structure-space -- The "Raumplan" -- The "free plan" -- Floor, wall and ceiling -- 6.Light and shade -- Light comes to us from things -- Quantity and quality -- Light and space -- Windows all over the place -- Half-light and shadows -- The challenge of lighting in five points -- Second Interlude: From space to place -- 7.Places -- The landscape -- a great challenge -- Site and place -- Limits, thresholds and spaces of transition -- Place as an identity-support -- Dynamics of path -- Third Interlude: Cosmic, Territorial and Temporal Orientation -- pt. Two Tectonics -- 8.Making materials sing -- Form and material -- Stone -- Reinforced concrete -- Brick -- Wood -- Glass -- From metals to carbon -- 9.Aesthetic of gravity -- Obvious solidity -- Stability and elegant performance -- Imbalance re-balanced -- Lateral thrust --

Contents note continued: Technology and modernity -- Fact or fiction? -- Technology displayed -- Technology extolled -- Fragile technology -- Falsified" technology -- Technology as a service -- Technology domesticated (tamed) -- 10.Body and cladding -- The issues -- Texture, bonding and modenature -- Thicknesses -- Face or mask? -- Rough-and-raw or skin? -- Tracing the skeleton versus autonomy -- Textile inspired cladding -- From "High-Tech expressionism" to the "mystery of the veil" -- The facade as a complex "machine" -- Epilogue -- Annex -- Annex 1 Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal / Robert Slutzky -- Annex 2 Architecture Against the City / Bernard Huet -- Annex 3 The Landscape Alternative / Sebastien Marot

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