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Title E2A architecture : Piet Eckert & Wim Eckert / with texts by Piet Eckert [[and others] ; edited by Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert]

Publ Info Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2011
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1353.E25 A4 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 479 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-476)
This book presents the first comprehensive monograph on the Swiss architects E2A. Brothers Piet and Wim Eckert consider their work an interpretation of contemporary living conditions. In today's context, expectations, experiences, and ambitions characterize places and dynamically collide with reality. The disparate becomes the program of the discipline of architecture which, in their work, becomes a persistent journey of discovery that explores and exposes associations and relationships. Here, one experiences a fine line between dream and reality which could be described as a systematic incoherence. Thus, rather than designing the perfect machine for an idealized image of society, E2A integrates varied and diametrical terms and conditions that were once mutually exclusive. Projects, ideas, essays, and notes supplement built projects and record positions, assessments, and ongoing questions. It is in this way that we become accomplices in the intense debate about the city and architecture
LC subject Eckert Eckert Architekten
Eckert, Piet, 1968-
Eckert, Wim, 1969-
Architectural firms -- Switzerland -- Zurich
Architecture -- Switzerland -- History -- 21st century -- Designs and plans
Add Author Eckert, Piet, 1968-
Eckert, Wim, 1969-
ISBN 9783775732765