The Articulate Surface

Ornament and Technology in Contemporary Architecture

Ben Pell

Birkhäuser, Basel, 2010


This book gives a systematically structured account of the technologies employed and the resulting types of ornament, along with the finishing methods and strategies of application. Decorating and patterning, perforating and cutting, layering and coating, forming and pouring, stacking and covering are presented using forty built examples of international contemporary architecture. The author’s highly qualified inspection and classification of the new technological possibilities are supplemented by reports on the experiences of architects with particular expertise in the area of advanced ornament: Sam Jacob of Fashion Architecture Taste (FAT), London; Andreas Hild of Hild und K Architekten, Munich; and Alejandro Zaera-Polo of Foreign Office Architects, London.

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ISBN: 9783034602211

190 pagina's, 250 illus., 200 in kleur, Hardcover, Engels