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Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Alchemy of Building

Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Alchemy of Building
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The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were jointly awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize, their profession's highest honour, for combining "the artistry of an age-old profession with the fresh approach of a new century's technical capabilities". Over the past twenty years they have been involved in finding inventive…
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Robert A.M. Stern - 15 Central Park West and the History of the New York Apartment House
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Monuments to Man: The Impact and Influence of Concrete on Civilization
Man walks, drives and rides on it. He lands his aircraft on it. He uses it to cross rivers or go through mountains, he builds his playgrounds, offices, homes and factories...his schools, universities, churches and almost everything he needs - right down to swimming pools and garden gnomes. It is…
Mario Botta - The Shape of a Story
One year after Friedrich Durrenmatt's death (14th December 1990), his wife Charlotte Kerr asks Mario Botta to create a museum for Durrenmatt's paintings. The Centre Durrenmatt in Neuchatel is opened to the public in September 2000. The small museum hosts the graphic and pictorial work of the famous writer, which…
Pruitt-Igoe Myth
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The Farnsworth House
Sixty miles southwest of Chicago is one of the great modern houses of the world, the Farnsworth House, built by Mies van der Rohe for a Chicago physician, Edith Farnsworth in 1951. It is striking, but was it livable? What was the client-architect relationship that created this jewel box? Lord…