Read Thinking Architecture book reviews & author details and more at . Peter Zumthor, one of the real masters in architecture today talks about his. Thinking Architecture has ratings and 52 reviews. Duc said: Zumthor just won the Pritzker Prize. This book reminds me of ‘Basic Writings’ by Martin. On one hand, Peter Zumthor’s Thinking Architecture is a collection of lectures and essays, written between and

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Zumthor shares his experience of architecture and the surrounded environment when he was a kid. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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The design contrasts cool, gray stone walls with the warmth of bronze railings, and light and water are employed to sculpt the spaces. It seeks to “belong”, belong to the context, site, and surroundings, therefore to our presence. Open Preview See a Problem? See our Returns Policy. It’s nearly as bad as trying to read Kahn.

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It is unexpectedly refreshing to read his words. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Zumthor believes “the language of architecture is not a question of a specific style. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. At most, it may possess subtle qualities, which, at certain moments, permit us to understand something that we were never able to understand in quite this way before.


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Apr 14, Eden rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book, whose first edition ha In order to design a building with a thinkijg connection to life, one must think in a way that goes petee beyond form and construction.

I wish I could be like that HardcoverExpanded, Second Edition96 pages. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture in Sep 19, Chris Hart rated it it was amazing. However, we have life experience.

Nov 11, Antonia rated it it was amazing Shelves: English Choose a language for shopping. His architecture doesn’t seek to be showy and spectacular. We think we knew and we think we understood. I believe that the language of architecture is not a question of a specific style. All along the book, and in a very poetical manner, phrases seem to be left hanging unfinished, as for one’s own mind and sensibility to put together the pieces of and intriguing and inspiring puzzle that remains architfcture and to be developed by the reader.

Perhaps Zumthor cannot explain his motives other than by memories and personal moving moments. A concrete form that translates a sensorial experience and beauty. I felt good working on this cupboard. Every detail of the building thus reinforces the importance of the bath on a variety of levels.

Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor

Zumthor seems to zumtbor the warmth back with out all the ostentation. To him, the real presence of architecture doesn’t require any rhetoric or any further explanation. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Zumthor is much more poetic than I was expecting.


Zumthod or edit your browsing history. Towards a New Architecture Dover Architecture. His pursuit of the real and the essential seems solidly grounded in modernism. It is not about big abstract theories no one understands. Tired of being told to act like an extrovert? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Skylights inserted into narrow slots in the ceiling create a dramatic line of light that accentuates the fluidity of the water.

A great book from Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor. This book, whose first edition has been out of print for years, has been expanded to include three new essays: To him, making spaces always comes with a zumthorr concept related to atmospheres.

This book gives us some clues about why his buildings exude such extraordinary aura and how they might have been conceived. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. NAi Booksellers for inspiration and information in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design.

Laura Padgett When I concentrate on a specific site or place for which I am going to design a building, when I try to plumb its depths, its form, its history, and its sensuous qualities, images of other places start to invade this process of precise observation: Mar 30, Tim Patterson rated it liked it.

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