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ALL ABOUT SPACE in black font to bottom edge of cream cover

Beyond the Object: 3

The Imagination of Space. All about Space, Volume 3

Edited by Dieter Dietz
Edited by Matthias Michel
Edited by Daniel Zamarbide


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  • New third volume of the four-part series on the creation of architectural space from EPLF's innovative Atelier de la conception de l'espace (ALICE)
  • Explores questions of space creation, public and private space in urban planning with global scope
  • Continues the series' original novel-like narrative combining text, graphics and images
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Following on from the 2017 House 1 project, a public architectural intervention in Zurich, ALICE’s teaching programme and the All About Space series enter the realm of urban and suburban space. The series’ latest volume Beyond the Object: The Imagination of Space proposes an alternative idea and cultural history of architecture that is derived from the notion of spatial design rather than that of technical objects and constructions. Thus current topics like urban planning, the correlation of public and private spaces, social and economic development are wrapped up into more general questions: What are our common and scientific understandings of space and spatial correlations and how can they apply to contemporary architectural practice and education? The underlying narrative of Beyond the Object: The Imagination of Space is loosely tied to the exemplary urban context of Zurich. Yet it addresses the topic with decidedly global scope. And like the previous books The Invention of Space and House 1 Catalogue, the new volume combines fact with fiction to broaden the view upon future scenarios.

About the Author
Dieter Dietz is an architect and associate professor in the School of Architecture at the cole Polytechnique F d rale de Lausanne, where he directs ALICE. Matthias Michel is a writer, communications designer, and lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Daniel Zamarbide is an architect and cofounder of the Swiss architecture firm Bureau A.
Park Books
31st Jan 2019
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
235 mm x 165 mm
288 Pages
100 color, 100 b&w
Name of series
All About Space
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