1st Edition

Grounds and Envelopes Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment

By Michael U. Hensel, Jeffrey P. Turko Copyright 2015
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book collects essays and projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly nuanced approach to spatial organisation. Projects include:

    • Paulo Mendes da Rocha; Brazilian Pavilion, Osaka World Expo 1970, Osaka, Japan
    • RCR Arquitectes: Marquee at Les Cols Restaurant, Olot, Girona, Spain
    • Weiss / Manfredi; Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Peter Eisenman; City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    • Plasma Studio and Groundlab; Xi’an Horticultural Expo, Longgang, China
    • Foreign Office Architects; Yokohama International Ferry Terminal, Yokohama, Japan
    • Nekton Design; Turf City, Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Alvaro Siza; Swimming Pool, Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
    • Eduardo Souto de Moura; Braga Municipal Stadium, Braga Portugal
    • MVRDV; Villa VPRO, Hilversum, Netherlands
    • Bernard Tschumi; Le Fresnoy Art Centre, Tourcoing, France
    • OCEAN; World Centre for Human Concerns, New York City, USA
    • R&Sie(n); Spidernethewood, Nîmes, France
    • Toyo Ito; Serpentine Pavilion, London, England
    • Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós; Olympic Archery Range, Barcelona, Spain
    • Kengo Kuma; GC Prostho Museum Research Centre, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
    • Cloud 9; MediaTic, Barcelona, Spain
    • Diller, Scofidio and Renfro; Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Swiss National Expo

    With an abundance of built and un-built key projects available, it is now possible to outline the contours of a new discourse. This book initiates a new beginning in this direction so that architecture can partake in the creation of heterogeneous space and culturally, socially and environmentally sustainable built environments.

    Dedication  Acknowledgements  Foreword by David Leatherbarrow  Introduction: En-Route to Non-Discrete Architecture  1. Space  2. Grounds  3. Envelopes  4. Environments  5. Locality  30 Projects: Grounds  Project 01. Brazilian Pavilion, Osaka  Project 02. Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, Sao Paolo  Project 03. Spreebogen, Berlin  Project 04. Marquee at Les Cols Restaurant, Girona  Project 05. Seattle Art Museum  Project, Seattle  06. Meydan, Istanbul  Project 07. City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela  Project 08. Xi'an Horticultural Expo, Longgang  Project 09. A Thousand Grounds, Berlin  Project 10. Yokohama International Ferry Terminal, Yokohama  Project 11. Turf City, Reykjavik  Project 12. Braga Municipal Stadium, Braga  Project 13. Swimming Pool, Leça da Palmeira  Project 14. Asphalt Spot, Tokamashi  Project 15. Geopark Playground, Stavanger  Envelopes  Project 16. Villa VPRO, Hilversum  Project 17. Palazzo del Cinema, Venice  Project 18. Le Fresnoy Art Centre, Tourcoing  Project 19. World Centre for Human Concerns, New York City  Project 20. Wall House, Santiago de Chile  Project 21. 3 Seaside Second Homes, Norway  Project 22. Spidernethewood, Nîmes  Project 23. Serpentine Pavilion, London  Project 24. Czech National Library, Prague  Project 25. Olympic Archery Range, Barcelona  Project 26. GC Prostho Museum Research Centre, Torii Matsu Machi  Project 27. Endesa Pavilion, Barcelona  Project 28. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn  Project 29. MediaTic, Barcelona  Project 30. Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains  Bibliography  Index  Author Biographies


    Michael U. Hensel is an architect, researcher, educator and writer. He is currently Professor for Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where he directs the Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics. He is founding and current chairman of OCEAN – Design Research Association and of SEA – Sustainable Environment Association, and has authored and edited numerous books and journals.

    Jeffrey P. Turko is an educator, researcher, and founder of the international award-winning design practice NEKTON Studio. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, he is also a registered architect in the Netherlands, an advisory board member of the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics, and current Vice Chair of OCEAN Design Research Association.