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Uniform Title Lieux communs. English
Title Common Grounds : Atelier Descombes Rampini 2000-2015 / editor, Bruno Marchand ; texts, Sonia Curnier, Thierry Maeder, Bruno Marchand, Sébastien Marot, Luca Pattaroni, and Atelier Descombes Rampini ; translation from French to English, Jessica Strelec, Andrew Ayers
Published Basel, Switzerland : Birkhäuser, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (323 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface / Marchand, Bruno -- Built projects (selection) -- Making a World / Marot, Sébastien -- The Urban Art of Possibility / Pattaroni, Luca -- Photographs 2015 / Goei, Laurent -- Embracing the Ordinary / Curnier, Sonia -- An Approach through Milieu / Maeder, Thierry -- Collection of projects (selection) -- Atelier Descombes Rampini -- Publications -- All projects -- Authors
Summary "Descombes Rampini's projects are prime examples of the skillful, spatial combination of architecture and landscape architecture. In texts, drawings, models, and photographs, this monograph presents more than 45 completed projects and unbuilt designs from the last fifteen years. The publication covers all scales, ranging from spatial planning and urban planning to individual engineering structures. For the Place Simon Goulart project, completed in 2013, large wooden lounging fixtures were installed to create an atmospheric city square where visitors can relax and linger in the heart of Geneva. Turbinenplatz - the largest city square in Zurich - is a surprising design that plays with the contrast between minimalist design and a light show at night. In the ongoing renaturalizing of the Aire Canal in Geneva, which began in 2001, the architects have gradually created a natural landscape and recreational space on a four-kilometer long, strip of landscape. Outside of Switzerland, the architects are redesigning the banks of the Saône in Lyon, and are planning the new park, 'Jardins d'Éole' in Paris. All of the projects demonstrate the design sensibility and the vast experience of Julien Descombes and Marco Rampini."--Provided by publisher
Notes Translation of: Lieux communs : Atelier Descombes Rampini 2000-2015
In English, translated from French
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 19. Feb 2018)
Subject Atelier Descombes Rampini.
Architecture, Swiss -- 21st century.
Public spaces -- Europe.
Urban landscape architecture -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Ayers, Andrew, translator
Curnier, Sonia, writer of supplementary textual content
Maeder, Thierry, 1989- writer of supplementary textual content
Marchand, Bruno, editor, writer of preface
Marot, Sébastien, 1961- writer of supplementary textual content
Pattaroni, Luca, 1970- writer of supplementary textual content
Strelec, Jessica, translator
Atelier Descombes Rampini. Works. Selections
ISBN 3035606153 (electronic bk.)
9783035606157 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Atelier Descombes Rampini 2000-2015