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- DescriptionCan an architect pass through walls? Can the city permeate a house? In The Dissolution of Buildings, architect Angelo Bucci presents projects in his native Sao Paulo and abroad. Advocating an architecture that is the opposite of global action, his work responds to the topography of the city and to its urban environment. In a lecture delivered at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Bucci discusses work designed with his firm SPBR, projects that span from the scale of the house to the city. His built work is here accompanied by an excerpt from his doctoral dissertation, which explores how the devices available to architecture-and the sectional manipulation of groundplanes in particular-can mitigate some of the inequities and exclusions built in to the fabric of the contemporary city. An essay by Kenneth Frampton frames these projects within the rich lineage of Brazilian house design and members of the Paulista school such as Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Joao Batista Vilava Artigas.
- Author BiographyFor over twenty-five years, Angelo Bucci has been dedicated to building design, sharing his time between academic and professional practice. These parallel activities define his specific approach to his projects, in with professional demands serve as a starting point from which to research and propose new architectural directions. Bucci is founder and principal of Sao Paulo-based SPBR Architects. He was also founder and associate of MMBB Architects from 1996 to 2002. He has taught studios at the University of Sao Paulo and also as a visiting professor in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. Kenneth Frampton is a renowned architectural historian and author of many seminal essays and books, including Modern Architecture: A Critical History. He is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
- Author(s)Angelo Bucci,Kenneth Frampton
- PublisherColumbia Books on Architecture and the City
- Date of Publication18/12/2015
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia Books on Architecture and the City
- Content Noteb&w illustrations throughout w/ 32 color plates
- Weight116 g
- Width132 mm
- Height189 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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