Workmanship: Filozofia pracy i praktyka projektowa 2000-2010. RKW Architektura+Urbanistica

Workmanship: Filozofia pracy i praktyka projektowa 2000-2010. RKW Architektura+Urbanistica

by Klaus-Dieter Weiss


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Today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation of the last ten years, with cross-references to the development of this unique partnership since 1950, doesn't just present sixty - five structures and projects from an internationally sought - after firm. On the contrary, in its search for the secret of the firm's success, it looks behind the scenes in numerous interviews and essays. The works considered range from the research facilities for AUDI, the new sciences campus of RWTH Aachen University, and the corporate headquarters of Vodafone, Debitel, and Arag to urban revitalization projects, residential buildings, schools, sports halls, railroad stations, city halls, banks, urban office buildings and shopping centers, and the stadium for the 2012 European Soccer Championship in Gdansk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034604840
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 05/27/2011
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 9.45(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Klaus-Dieter Weiss: geboren 1951 in Weimar, ist Kritiker und Journalist und publiziert seit vielen Jahren Beiträge und Bücher über die Architektur der Gegenwart. Er lebt in Minden.

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