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Profession Architect. De Architekten Cie. | Crimson, Wouter Vanstiphout, Cassandra Wilkins | 9789064504853

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Profession Architect

De Architekten Cie.

Author:Crimson, Wouter Vanstiphout, Cassandra Wilkins

Publisher:010

ISBN: 978-90-6450-485-3

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 260 Pages
  • Oct 11, 2002

An architectural office without a harmonious body of work, a single recognizable style and an individual artistic endeavour, a firm whose ’anti-oeuvre’ is defined by social and economic developments. Such is de Architekten Cie. This new brand of monograph, in which Crimson and lensman Marcel Molle flaunt their critical independence, stands in good stead with a contradictory world in which architects have to be chameleonic one moment and instantly recognizable the next, and their architecture both technocratic and popular. In their essays Crimson broach such issues as the changing role of government as patron, client and everything in-between. In his photographs Marcel Molle gives a mercilessly focused look at the messy reality of a building in use.

A hazardous approach resulting in a new brand of monograph which can both grace the coffee table and fan the flames of discourse.

An architectural office without a harmonious body of work, a single recognizable style and an individual artistic endeavour, a firm whose ’anti-oeuvre’ is defined by social and economic developments. Such is de Architekten Cie. This new brand of monograph, in which Crimson and lensman Marcel Molle flaunt their critical independence, stands in good stead with a contradictory world in which architects have to be chameleonic one moment and instantly recognizable the next, and their architecture both technocratic and popular. In their essays Crimson broach such issues as the changing role of government as patron, client and everything in-between. In his photographs Marcel Molle gives a mercilessly focused look at the messy reality of a building in use.

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