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Uncommon Ground Architecture, Technology, and Topography

by David Leatherbarrow

  • ISBN: 9780262122306
  • ISBN10: 0262122308

Uncommon Ground Architecture, Technology, and Topography

by David Leatherbarrow

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780262122306
  • ISBN10: 0262122308
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Description: Although both are central to architecture, siting and construction are often treated as separate domains. In Uncommon Ground, David Leatherbarrow illuminates their relationship, focusing on the years between 1930 and 1960, when utopian ideas about the role of technology in building gave way to an awareness of its disruptive impact on cities and culture. He examines the work of three architects: Richard Neutra, Antonin Raymond, and Aris Konstantinidis.

Leatherbarrow rejects the assumption that buildings of the modern period, particularly those that used the latest technology, were designed without regard to their surroundings. Although the prefabricated elements used in the buildings were designed independent of siting considerations, architects used these elements to modulate the environment. Leatherbarrow shows how the role of walls, the traditional element of architectural definition and platform partition, became less significant than that of the platforms themselves -- the floors, ceilings, and intermediate levels. Arguing that the boundary between inside and outside was radically redefined, Leatherbarrow challenges cherished notions about the autonomy of the architectural object and about regional coherence.

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