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Be constructive! 4 - The Structure


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Title Be constructive! 4 - The Structure
Title of Series D-ARCH - Be constructive!
Author Raj, Mahendra
Huber, Ariel
Käferstein, Johannes
Schwartz, Joseph
Rohit, Raj
Mehta, Vandini
License CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 2.5 Switzerland:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal and non-commercial purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.5446/36591
Publisher Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
Release Date 2016
Language English

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Subject Area Architecture
Abstract All architects construct. Whether it be artistic will or structure that determines the design, architecture is always a question of construction. Nevertheless, allowing architectural beauty to emerge from the laws of construction requires a mastery such as that possessed by our guest speakers Mahendra Raj, Marianne Burkhalter, Diébédo Francis Kéré and Solano Benítez. ‘Be constructive!’ The imperative in the title of the lecture series has a particular meaning for all four of them. They come from four different continents, and each of them has used their own respective contexts with their specific circumstances to forge significant architectures. Their works combine expression, form and constructional principles, epitomising Stéphane Mallarmé’s saying that ‘A poem is made of words not feelings.’ Behind an architectural design lies a fine, inventive and efficient construction.


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