E2AArchitecture Piet Eckert & Wim Eckert

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Edited by: Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert Graphic Design: Hans-Peter Kistler, Ellen Leuenberger Texts by: Michèle Bianchi, Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert, Tibor Joanelly, Via Lewandowsky, Niklas Maak, Martino Stierli, Frank Weiner English April 2013, 480 Pages, 483 Ills. Hardcover 253mm x 205mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3613-8

This revised and updated edition is a comprehensive monograph on the Swiss architects E2A. Brothers Piet and Wim Eckert see their work as an interpretation of contemporary living conditions. In today’s context, expectations, experiences, and ambitions characterize places and clash with reality. The incompatible becomes the platform of the discipline of architecture, and in the work by the two architects it becomes a prolonged journey of discovery during which associations and relationships are explored and exposed. Here, one experiences a fine line between dream and reality that could be described as systematic incoherence. Thus, rather than designing the perfect machine for an idealized image of society, E2A integrate different and diametrically opposed conditions that were once mutually exclusive. Projects, ideas, essays, and notes supplement building projects and record positions, assessments, and ongoing questions. In this way the reader becomes a witness to an intense debate on the city and its architecture.

»Les différenst immeubles et réflexions sont illustrés par de multiples dessins, essais et idées. De cette façon, le lecteur est invité à devenir témoin d'un intense débat sur la ville et son architecture.«