Circumstances influence the design, the ideas and the methodology of an architect. In this book the architects Roberto Meyer and Jeroen van Schooten explain how their projects and architecture are made dealing with changing circumstances.
Building techniques are constantly changing, products are being developed further, and sustainability is attracting increasing attention. These are the conditions under which architects have to work and to which they have to adjust their designs. Moreover, they are faced with a growing urban density, changes in the nature of the commission, and large-scale teams. Circumstances touches on the themes that influence the work, ideas and methodology of the Meyer & Van Schooten firm of architects.
Each of the firm’s designs starts with a thorough analysis of the programme of requirements, the location and the wider setting. But what happens if those conditions change? The architects make use of apparent contradictions between the programme and the context to find a specific point of entry.
264 pages, color ills / 24 x 30 cm / Dutch, English