I chose this set of diagrams as they explain the metamorphosis a standard office building for the German Civil Service underwent in our design process. Almost like a transformation in nature, a building object made of a consistent number of elements changes identity through considerations of spatial perception, internal structure and urban integration. MATTHIAS SAUERBRUCH, SAUERBRUCH HUTTON ARCHITECTS
Admired: The Naked City (opposite) by Guy Debord. I like this diagram, as it accurately describes the experience of the city. The mixture of a loose, sketchy composition and elements of 'scientific' cartography of actual physical circumstances is a good mnemomic representation of the individual reading of an environment. Reversely, the diagram suggests an urban constitution defined by perception and memory.
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|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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