Read Thinking Architecture book reviews & author details and more at . Peter Zumthor, one of the real masters in architecture today talks about his. Thinking Architecture has ratings and 52 reviews. Duc said: Zumthor just won the Pritzker Prize. This book reminds me of ‘Basic Writings’ by Martin. On one hand, Peter Zumthor’s Thinking Architecture is a collection of lectures and essays, written between and

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I would give this to other architects, but I would never give this to any but the most intelligent srchitecture students. Sep 24, Tim rated it liked it Recommended to Tim by: The book was presumably available from specific sellers on Amazon at less than half the price I paid, but when I attempted to order, was informed that the book was out of stock and there would be a delay in shipment.

Customers who bought this item also bought. He writes extremely clear with extremely simple terms.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Similarly troubled and invigorated by the constant memories of the past, Thinking architecture is a melancholic tale of the sensual impressions of materials, observations on personal experiences and the acultural appreciation of commonplace details.

One would think, ‘Zumthor must be a man from Mars to build architecture like that’ and ‘his writings must be a strong sleeping pill. Tired of being told to act like an extrovert?

To view it, click here. From the Pritzker Prize website, http: It has a special physical relationship with life. It’s thniking brief book that can be read in an afternoon about pages. And yet, he is capable of going beyond the capacity of modernist architecture the way we are familiar with.


Thinking Architecture by Peter Zumthor

Frustratingly, he throws really oblique shade. The starry-eyed wonder bits are still new and it’ll give them the qrchitecture. To him, the real presence of architecture doesn’t require any rhetoric or any further explanation. It is unexpectedly refreshing to read his words. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


He explains his understanding of “atmosphere” in architecture in another book. I’ve recently been disappointed by a lot of writing by thinkin non-writer artists who were still interesting thinkers Klee and Cage come to mind. This book gives us some clues about why his buildings exude such extraordinary aura and how they might have been conceived.

Overview Description Architecture that is meant to have thinkung sensuous connection to life calls for thinking that goes far zuthor form and construction. In order to design buildings with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. Read more Read less. I actually laughed with glee at some of the depictions of character and conversation amongst architecture.

Here’s how terms and conditions apply. View or edit your browsing history. This slim book tells us how an architect of such originality thinks and experiences daily life. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Feb 13, Valdimar archietcture it liked it Shelves: This book gives us some clues about why his buildings exude such extraordinary aura and how they might have been conceived.

It is not necessarily about sustainability. Reading this book was like reading a long-lost secret manual of “How to become a 21 century Samurai Dec 21, Khaled rated it really liked it. It has something to do with his focus on “atmosphere”-making. The building itself is never poetic. A concrete form that translates a sensorial experience and beauty.


There are also a series of photographs of his studio and home, which I was all about.

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Sick of small talk? Refresh and try again. Sense emerges when I succeed in bringing out the specific meanings of certain materials in my buildings, meanings that can only be perceived in just this way in this one building. One would think, ‘Zumthor must be a man from Mars to build architecture like that’ and ‘his writings must be a strong sleeping pill. The Eyes of the Skin: This new edition includes three new essays: Very rarely is the architecture itself addressed. The sense that I try to instil into materials is beyond all rules of composition, and their tangibility, smell, and acoustic qualities are merely elements of the language we are obliged to use.

YhinkingExpanded, Second Edition96 pages. In a society that thinkinh the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings, and speak thinklng own architectrue – Peter Zumthor Preconceived images and stylistically prefabricated formal idioms are qualified only to block access to real things – Peter Zumthor. The selections of almost inscrutable photographs, extreme close-ups of sections of Zumthor’s house, act as as another way to explore the intensity of the artist’s and his art’s soul.

From another perspective, it is about “place-making”: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?