a+u 621 Christian Kerez

ISBN: 9784900212787

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Projects are never linear in architect Christian Kerez’s work, but rather take the form of research and experimentations. This issue is dedicated to Kerez’s ‘Incidental Space’ series, which follows his attempts to gauge the potential of ornamental space as a generative device. He elaborates on concepts such as narrative space, fluid space, and atomised space in one essay, while another text reflects on his experiences in Francesco Borromini’s canonical Baroque buildings. The issue also features six projects by Kerez, both built and unbuilt. Born in Venezuela, Kerez trained at the ETH Zürich before opening his own architectural office in 1993. Since 2021 he operates a second office in Milan.

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2022

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176

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The result of intense investigations, Incidental Space follows Kerez’s attempts to gauge the potential of ornamental space as a generative device, to seek further liberations and precision in thinking about and defining space. Concepts such as narrative space, fluid space, and atomized space are anthologized here in one of Kerez’s 2 essays. In the other essay, Kerez documents and reflects on his experiences in Baroque architect Francesco Borromini’s canonical buildings, translating them “from the medium of architecture into the medium of language.” Unusually for a+u, only 6 projects, 3 built and 3 unbuilt, are featured in this issue. Sketches, drawings, and models exhaustively archive the design process of each project, from the testing of concepts to the final form and spatial experience. Projects are never linear in Kerez’s disciplinary interrogation of architecture but rather take the form of research and experimentations. Together these projects underscore how spaces can be created – not merely found, but made with rigor – in the caprices of incident. (a+u)

Feature: Christian Kerez
Manifesto, Christian Kerez
Pavilion for the Kingdom of Bahrain
Beijing Culture Center
Porto Seguro Social Housing (Paraisópolis Program)
House Okamura
Essay: Francesco Borromini, Descriptions of Space. Christian Kerez
Incidental Space (Pavilion of Switzerland)
Guangzhou Art Museum
Essay: Definitions of Space. Christian Kerez

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