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Two Lakes

Switzerland and Japan: A comparative study on the culture of water

Edited by Dieter Geissbühler
Edited by Johannes Käferstein
Edited by Hiroyuki Kimura
Edited by Masashiro Kinoshita
Edited by Mulan Sun Buschor


Publishing 10th Jun 2024
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    • Fully illustrated with approximately 100 images and 20 plans
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    The publication Two Lakes is the result of a comparative study of two cultural regions – Lake Lucerne in Switzerland and Lake Biwa in Japan. Based on the results of a five-year cooperation entitled The Culture of Water (2018–2023) between the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture and the Kyoto Institute of Technology, it engages with the architecture of the future. Addressing the core themes of danger, beauty, commons and eternity – and their according relationships to water – it develops hypotheses on both regions with respect to the interdependence between people and the architecture they produce. The book is rounded off by in-depth articles, two photographic essays and archive documents. 

    Quart Publishers
    Publish date
    10th Jun 2024
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Central Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Africa, Middle East, and West Indies
    220 mm x 170 mm
    100 Pages
    100 color, 20 b&w
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