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Seeking Structure from Nature

Cook, Jeffrey

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ISBN 10: 3764351780 / ISBN 13: 9783764351786
Published by Birkhäuser Basel, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Seeking Structure from Nature

Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Since the 1960s Hungary has seen the creation of an architecture?of particular charm. Its distinctive, unique formal idiom is fed by a variety of sources. It takes its ideas from a rustic "architecture?without architects".??

Building with natural materials is an essential feature of organic?architecture. Along with bricks, one of the main materials is?wood, which is used not only for the building envelope but also?for structural purposes. Here the architects take recourse to?traditional techniques of the type that have been preserved in?handicrafts. All these elements come together to form an architecture?with a warm and earthy character that encompasses, in addition?to the classic house, technically demanding architectural functions?such as the creation of sports facilities, office buildings, or?churches.?

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