'Landscape and Structures' presents civil engineering structures which stand out by virtue of their special relationship with the Swiss landscape, such as bridges, footbridges, tunnels, retaining walls, passageways etc., i.e. structures serving traffic routes. Jurg Conzett, internationally renowned structural engineer, has curated the exhibition at the Swiss pavilion within the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in autumn 2010. Together with photographer Martin Linsi he has focused his interest on works of architectural merit that take account not just of engineering and efficiency, but also of the responses they evoke in the individuals using or looking at them. The book documents also the interplay between the cultural heritage movement and questions of the design of engineering works and highlights the Swiss tradition of relying on local materials and craftsmanship. Conzett's aim is to illustrate the engineer's view on works that have great meaning for him, personally and professionally.Biographie de l'auteur :
Jurg Conzett, born in 1956, graduated as civil engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and Zurich. He has been working at Peter Zumthor's studio from 1981-88 before establishing his own practice as an independent consultant structural engineer in Chur (Switzerland). Their main activities are designing structures for buildings together with architects as well as working on projects for bridges and bridge repairs.Conzett is a familiar name within the professional community internationally and also for specialist booksellers from the large monograph 'Structure as Space: Engineering and Architecture in the Works of Jurg Conzett' (Architectural Association Publications, London, 2003). Martin Linsi, born in 1956 in Zurich. He has been educated as a photographer at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design in the UK, where he took his degree in 1978. He lives and works in Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
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Description du livre Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess, 2011. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 3858813214