CART

(0) items

Paraguay: Abu & Font House by Solano Benítez, 2005-2006; Surubí House by Javier Corvalán, 2003-2004: O'nfd,9783803007599

Paraguay: Abu & Font House by Solano Benítez, 2005-2006; Surubí House by Javier Corvalán, 2003-2004: O'nfd

by ; ; ;
ISBN13:

9783803007599

ISBN10:
3803007593
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/31/2013
Publisher(s):
Distributed Art Pub Inc
List Price: $40.00

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$36.00

Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
N9783803007599
$39.00

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $81.45
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 7/31/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

Solano BenÝtez┤ audacious brick structures are hand crafted, rough, minimal and of strikingly beautiful elegance like the best engineering structures at all times. The featured Abu & Font house earned him the prestigious Swiss BSI Architectural Award in 2008. Like pioneers he and his team boldly conquer new fields of construction even if using familiar and traditional products.Javier Corvalßn┤ s fine sense of observation results in incredibly stimulating and flexible spaces - be it a private house, a cultural center, a library, or his own house and office. The intentional informality of the plan is consequently and successfully transformed into experimental plastic configurations. A subversive dismissal of traditional definitions of an object not to mention a building, its meaning and its technical representation is key to the chosen tectonic order which more than once relies on transformations of ready-mades or trivial construction methods.With this fifth O┤Neil Ford Duograph, The Center for American Architecture and Design together with the O┤Neil Ford Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin are publishing another set of buildings by two architects from one country in South America.Without doubt Solano Benitez and Javier Corvalan are two outstanding figures of contemporary Paraguayan architecture, both as architects and teachers. But more than that, their work shows a research approach that is quite unlike that of any of their international colleagues.Given its natural resources, a strong emphasis on self sustained local economy and the prospect of an open and more vibrant future, Paraguay is ready to project its next phase of development without repeating or importing the failures of modern progress: a radical plea for a low-tech rather than a high-tech approach. Energy generation and consumption, emission standards, appropriate construction methods and defensible agricultural processing methods are key decisions towards a sustainable future of humanity worldwide. BenÝtez and Corvalßn contribute clear and profound statements how to build towards this future thus shifting consuetudinary definitions of relevance in modern architecture.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...