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17. Moshen Mostafavi, ed., Architecture

Moshen Mostafavi
Mostafavi Book

Moshen Mostafavi

Structure as Space: Engineering and Architecture in the Works of Jürg Conzett and His Partners (Architectural Association, 2006). Exploring the relationship between engineering and architecture and the impact of engineering infrastructures on the natural environment, this large-format book covers a key figure: Swiss engineer Jürg Conzett, whose work is recognized as intricate and elegant. The book features the work of Conzett’s firm, which includes many bridges, an army canteen building, a canopy for an army barracks, a school in a remote farming community, and buildings for a goat dairy. Although it includes many photographs of finished projects, the book is closer in spirit to a how-to manual, with structural diagrams and engineering drawings revealing the secrets underlying each structure. The book includes chapters by Mostafavi, Conzett himself, and Bruno Reichlin, a Swiss architect and theorist.

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