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Finding Buildings: Chalk Drawings by Marianne Burkhalter

Burkhalter Sumi Architects

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 173

  • Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess

  • Date Published: Jan 2010

  • Stock Code: 71495

  • ISBN: 9783858812971

  • Binding: Hardback

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The work of designing a building - even the largest and most technically advanced structures - begins with the most basic of elements: a sketch. This beautifully produced volume reproduces more than one hundred of such initial sketches, drawn in chalk, by renowned Swiss architect Marianne Burkhalter. A cofounder of Burkhalter Sumi Architects, she has designed a wide range of acclaimed public and private buildings, including hotels, offices, and private homes, as well as large-scale urban redevelopment projects.

Each of these chalk drawings reveals the germ of an idea, their blurred lines and simplicity rendering them more intimate and immediate than technical draftsmanship - closer in feel to the decision-making process of a solitary artist choosing among many options and sorting out problems. In their beauty and tension, they bring the work of architectural design to stunning life.

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