In the third volume of the new series exploring the foundational theories and works of architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, more than 150 buildings are documented through floor plans, axonometric projections, recent color photographs, and halftones. The buildings, many of them relatively unknown, were chosen in order to provide a basis for looking at metropolitan design in the twentieth century, and they show the patterns and differences found in architecture from around the world. Included is an essay that provides meaningful context for the buildings and examines how local government and zoning practices guide architecture. A powerful example of the unlimited potential for urban design, Typology offers a new point of view in municipal planning and architecture.
About the Author
Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein established Christ & Gantenbein Architects in Basel in 1998. They are both assistant professors of architecture at ETH Zurich. Victoria Easton is a research associate at Christ & Gantenbein Architects.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Modern Cities
Emanual Christ and Christoph Gantenbein
Text - On Typology
Essays - Historical Insights on Paris, Delphi, Sao Paulo and Athens
Typology - Plans, Axonometrics and Descriptions
Photographs - View of Paris, Delhi, Sao Paulo and Athens
Appendix - Sources, Bibliography, Picture Credits, Imprint, Acknowledgements