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a+u 20:10, 601

Valerio Olgiati – Non-Referential Architecture

Edited by A+U Publishing

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  • This October issue of a+u is our second monograph dedicated to Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati. His architecture is cultural and not political. He builds and teaches in an independent way and he puts little emphasis on the application of methods
  • In this issue 15 projects are introduced, each accompanied by precise textured drawings and a text written by the architect, Valerio Olgiati
  • The issue explores Olgiati’s buildings that are devoid of any origin, and therefore, “non-referential” as described in this issue’s essay ideated by Olgiati and written by Breitschmid
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This October issue of a+u is our second monograph dedicated to Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati. Back in our a+u 12:12 issue, Olgiati shared with us in an interview with Markus Breitschmidabout his theory on “making a building that is not arbitrary and is also not determined by an ideal”. Consistent with his thinking, Olgiati’s buildings are devoid of any origin, and therefore, “non-referential” as described in this issue’s essay ideated by Olgiati and written by Breitschmid. To further build on this representation, a short essay by Go Hasegawa engages our senses to bring us closer to the presence of one of Olgiati’s works – Villa Além (pp. 110–127). In this issue 15 projects are introduced, each accompanied by precise textured drawings and a text written by the architect.

Text in English and Japanese.

About the Author

a+u - Architecture and Urbanism – is a monthly architectural magazine established in 1971 that highlights a broad range of the work and activities of top contemporary architects from around the world in a well-presented format.

Specifications
Publisher
Shinkenchiku-Sha Co., Ltd
ISBN
9784900212565
Published
2nd Jun 2021
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
8.5 in x 11.5 in
Pages
160 Pages
Name of series
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism
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