Aalto, Utzon, Fehn: Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Aalto, Utzon, Fehn

Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture, 1st Edition

By Roger Tyrrell

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220 pages | 152 B/W Illus.

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This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the ‘origin’ (arche), that of ‘revealing’ (techne), and that of ‘the poetic conjunction’, in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.

Table of Contents

Foreword Juhani Pallasmaa. Preface. 1. Of Beneath the Table. 2. Of Phenomenology and Paradigm. 3. Alvar Aalto - The Sophisticated Shaman. 4. Jørn Utzon - The Theoroi. 5. Sverre Fehn - The Storyteller. 6. Of Commonalities, Distinctions, and Speculations. Notes. Index.

About the Author

Roger Tyrrell is a principal lecturer in architecture at the University of Portsmouth, School of Architecture, UK, an adjunct associate professor in architecture at the University of Aalborg in Denmark, and co-director of the Jørn Utzon Research Network. Roger is also the director of CHORA (www.chora.uk.com), an international consultancy company that strives to reconnect academia with creative practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC001000
ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC005080
ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)