In a systematic section, this volume introduces the design, technical, and planning fundamentals of building churches, synagogues, and mosques. In its project section, it also presents about seventy realized structures from the last three decades.
This book consists of a collection of contributions on interdisciplinary theory and practice, as viewed through the experience of ‘new’ interdisciplinarians. It spans a variety of disciplines such as education, psychology, law, architecture, media, and health care. Its purpose is to contribute to the emerging literature and academic debate in interdisciplinary research and to give new interdisciplinarians a voice. This edited volume does not claim to cover all areas of cross-, multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary research. However, it represents some of the variety and exciting developments in as well as some of the challenges and problems currently facing interdisciplinary research.
This book examines "new tenements"—dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates architectural design to an evolving intellectual framework that mixed anti-modernist criticism with nostalgic images and strategic goals, and absorbed ideas about the city as a generator of creativity, locale of democratic debate, and object of personal identification.This book analyses new tenements in the context of the post-functionalist city and its mixed-use neighbourhoods, redeveloped industrial sites and regenerated waterfronts. It demonstrates that these buildings are both generators and outcome of an urban environment characterised by information exchange rather than industrial production, individual expression rather than mass culture, visible history rather than comprehensive renewal, and conspicuous difference rather than egalitarianism. It also shows that new tenements evolved under a welfare state that all over Europe has come under pressure, but still to a certain degree balances and controls heterogeneity and economic disparities.
The internationally acclaimed architecture office Berger+Parkkinen Architects was founded by Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen in 1995 with offices in Vienna and Helsinki. It has realized a broad typological spectrum of buildings and projects, which is distinguished by a clear, elegant urbanity and an innovative approach to materials. The award-winning Embassies of the Nordic Countries in Berlin (1995–1999) counts among their most publicized works. This first monograph about the office includes an essay by Francisco Barrachina Pastor, which explores the careers and design method of the architects through selected projects, an in-depth interview, and a comprehensive index of works.
Georg Kargl founded the respected Galerie Metropol in Vienna in 1978, and in 1998 he opened Kargl Fine Arts, now called BOX. This history of Kargl's visionary take on contemporary art over the years includes John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Christopher Williams, Collier Schorr, Raymond Pettibon and John Waters to name just a few.
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum in Niederösterreich ist ein einzigartiges Modell, das international höchste Anerkennung findet. Die im ländlichen und kleinstädtischen Raum entstandenen Projekte bedeutender, aber auch junger unbekannter KünstlerInnen setzen sich mit der Landschaft, der Kulturgeschichte und der Architektur auseinander oder entstanden auf der Basis von sozialer und wissenschaftlicher Recherche. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die Projekte der Jahre 2004 - 2006. Neben der Projektdokumentation äußern sich Experten unterschiedlichster Bereiche in einer kunstwissenschaftlichen und theoretischen Diskussion zur "Gestaltung von Kreisverkehren", ein Thema brisanter Aktualität in der Gestaltung von Landschaft und Umgebung.
This new architectural guide with essays on urban culture, urban renewal, and urban spaces is a reflection of the process of modernization that has taken place over the last three decades in Vienna. Approximately 300 works are presented through texts, photos, and plans, and each buidling is easy to find on the accompanying maps. An ideal guide for city strolls with sections on architectural institutions, and select restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Born in the years following the collapse of the Communist regime, the new German artists developed a distinctive postmodern style. This work examines each artist's oeuvre on its own merit and considers factors behind the movement - the onset of the digital age, and protest.
The most outstanding examples of European church architecture from 1900 to 1950 are included in this illustrated compilation - the first ever to be published on the subject. More than fifty buildings from twelve countries reflect the rich diversity to be found in church architecture on the threshold to Modernity. These churches, which range in style from central European Art Nouveau to the reform architecture of Scandinavia, paved the way for post-war ecclesiastical architecture in Europe. In addition, essays by prominent theologians explore the architectural changes conditioned by the two major Christian faiths. 'European Church Architecture 1900-1950' illustrates important buildings by architects including Gunnar Asplund, Otto Bartning, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dominikus Bohm, Theodor Fischer, Karl Moser, Auguste Perret, Joze Plecnik, Rudolf Schwarz and Otto Wagner.