Bjarne Mastenbroek. Dig It! Building Bound to the Ground

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$150.00
Publisher
Taschen
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Pages
1390
Dimensions
7.7 X 10.7 X 2.4 inches | 5.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9783836578172

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About the Author
The work of Bjarne Mastenbroek is characterised by a continuous exploration into the intimate and reciprocal relationship between architecture and site. As a Dutch architect, Mastenbroek is well aware of the scarcity of land and believes strongly in using this resource more intelligently in order to give 'nature' more space to survive. Since founding the pratice SeARCH in 2002, Mastenbroek has witnessed and actively pushed for a more site-specific or connected approach to architecture to overtake a modernist approach to building.

Founded by Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen in 1987, Amsterdam-based graphic design studio Mevis & Van Deursen is largely recognized for innovative design work in the cultural sector including the identity of the Stedelijk Museum, collaborations with fashion duo Victor & Rolf, and numerous publications on architecture and design. Imparting a vision of graphic design as an active part of the message their educational engagements include the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Werkplaats Typografie, and Yale School of Art.

After studying photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Iwan Baan followed his interest in documentary photography, before narrowing his focus to record how humans interact within their built environment, like in his work on informal communities, such as his images of the Torre David in Caracas - a series that won Baan the Golden Lion for Best Installation at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern art, the Architectural Association in London, the AIA New York Chapter, and appears frequently on the pages of architecture, design and lifestyle publications all over the world.
Reviews
"Mankind destroys the skin of the earth at an unprecedented scale. The time has come for a fundamental reset."-- "Bjarne Mastenbroek"
"Dig it! Building Bound to the Ground explores innovative, sustainable, and technically stunning approaches to architecture."-- "thisiscolossal.com"
"Explores past and present examples of how humans have interacted with and lived on the ground."-- "designweek.co.uk"
"A global tour of buildings that have a strong relationship to the earth."-- "canadianarchitect.com"