Typology: Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires
Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein
Park Books, Zürich, 2012
Typology presents around 160 buildings in Hong Kong, Rome, New York, and Buenos Aires that have been analyzed by the chair of Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. This selective and subjective inventory of metropolitan and essentially anonymous 20th century building production provides a basis for urban project creation.
In this new book, each building is documented with layout and floor plan, axonometric projection, photograph, and key information. The essays by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein and four texts by other authors explain the interactions between the contexts, especially the governing urban rule sets and the buildings, and show the potential for the design of a contemporary urban architecture.