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Author Houben, Francine.

Title Composition, contrast, complexity : Mecanoo architects / Francine Houben ; photography, Christian Richters ; [English translation: Peter Mason]
Published Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, [2001]


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Description 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map, plans ; 28 cm
Summary "In this book Francine Houben presents a personal account of her experiences. Text and image convey her original and authentic attitude, views and feelings about architecture. She has made a selection from her many Mecanoo projects for this publication. A home and a canal house. A garden town and a water town. A secondary school, a polytechnic and a university library. The public space of a historic city, a park and a square in a medieval city. A vision of mobility and infrastructure and an ecological new town. A hotel and an underground office. A ruin, a theatre, a decor for an opera, a museum and an exhibition. And finally a chapel in a cemetery. Each of these projects is exemplary of her vision and illustrates the three core elements of how she conceives architecture: composition, contrast and complexity."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-249)
Subject Mecanoo (Firm)
Architecture -- Netherlands -- 20th century.
Author Richters, Christian.
Mecanoo (Firm)
LC no. 2002275072
ISBN 3764364521 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Compositie, contrast, complexiteit. English
Francine Houben, Mecanoo Architects, composition, contrast complexity