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The Invention of Space

The Invention of Space

All About Space: Volume I

By (author) Dieter Dietz
By (author) Matthias Michel
By (author) Daniel Zamarbide


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  • Initial volume of a new series of four books on the creation of architectural space
  • ALICE is an innovative educational laboratory affiliated to EPFL's School of Architecture ENAC
  • ENAC ranks among the top European Schools of Architecture
Full Description

ALICE (Atelier de la conception de l’espace) is an educational laboratory affiliated to the Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s (EPFL) School of Architecture. Its objective is to provide students with the first essential tools for the trade of architecture. With the new series All About Space, faculty and students aim to share their work with the public. The four books, published annually between 2015 and 2018, combine fact, fiction and speculation with ALICE’s approach to work, focusing on the creative understanding of space as a human condition. The initial volume The Invention of Space explores how space is invented in terms of the various cultural practices involved with spatial design. It captures individual experience and investigates common invention and comprehension of space, embracing topics such as the history, metaphysics, or politics of environmental, virtual or simulative space. The book concludes with also exploring the spatial conditions of thought, emotion, fantasy, and imagination.

About the Author

Dieter Dietz is an architect and associate professor in the School of Architecture at the École Polytechnique Fédérale 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
10th Mar 2016
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
250 mm x 150 mm
240 Pages
200 color
Name of series
All About Space
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