Fundamental Concepts of Architecture

The Vocabulary of Spatial Situations

Autor: Florian Tigges, Alban Janson
Nakladatelství: Birkhäuser
Rok vydání: 2014
ISBN: 978-3-0346-1261-6
Formát: 18 x 23 cm, 396 stran, brožovaná
Jazyk: anglicky
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  • Accurate sketches by the author illustrate the text and form a visual counterweight to explain a total of 134 keywords
  • Complex architectural concepts are explained in detail
  • Easy to understand for the interested non-professional

Aims and Scope
Architecture is an experience – with the intellect and with all our senses, in motion, and in use. But in order to actually discuss and assess it with relevance, a clarification of terms is essential in order to avoid the vagueness that often prevails when talking about architecture.
This dictionary provides a vocabulary that allows the architecture discourse to go beyond the declaration of constructive relationships or the description of architectonic forms in familiar terms like “roof,” “base,” “wall,” and “axis” or “proportion”. The point is to describe the experience of architecture: how exactly does it contribute to the experience of a situation? For instance, the staging of an entrance situation, or the layout and visitor routes through a museum.
From “context,” through “guidance,” “readability,” “patina,” “spatial structure,” “symmetry” and “tectonics,” to “width” (and “narrowness”) or “window,” the most important terms in architectural language are explained precisely and in detail.