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  • Format

    Hardcover

  • Pages

    168

  • TRIM SIZE

    8 x 10

  • ON SALE

    December 22, 2020

  • ISBN

    9781580935432

  • ILLUSTRATIONS/PHOTOGRAPHS

    300

About the Author

Francoise Bollack is the principal of Francoise Bollack Architects, a firm that specializes in preservation and reinvention of historic structures, and a faculty member at the Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Material Transfers

Metaphor, Craft, and Place in Contemporary Architecture

Francoise Bollack

A challenging examination of the connections between traditional materials and forms and contemporary expression in architecture.

Architect, architectural historian and preservationist Francoise Bollack explores the use of traditional materials with contemporary forms and the corollary of contemporary materials applied to traditional forms and the blurring of the boundary between the two. Nineteen projects in the US, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand are examined. Among the featured architects are Kengo Kuma, architect of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium, MVRDV, a highly regarded Dutch firm, and Lacaton & Vassal of Paris.