André Poitiers: Objects in the Territory

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Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 - Architecture - 200 pages
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AndrA(c) Poitiers' adventures in design involve experimentation, pushing himself to the limits of what is known. He acquired expertise in the studio of Norman Foster, before invading the territory of architecture, driven by a futuristic, iconoclastic impetus. The most recent milestone on Poitiers journey is Plasma, the liquid, organic and living material, liable to alter in relation to functional and environmental factors. Poitiers unusual and individual approach to designing is reflected in the graphics and presentation of the book. The editor Kristin Feireiss is an architecture critic and curator. She heads the Aedes Architecture Forum and was director of the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam from 1996-2000. The author Andreas Ruby is an architecture critic and theoretician.

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About the author (2002)

Andreas Ruby studied History of Art at University of Cologne/Germany before undertaking post-graduate studies on the Theory and History of Architecture at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture Paris with Paul Virilio and at Columbia University New York with Bernard Tschumi. Prior to their collaboration at textbild, Andreas Ruby made his name as an architectural critic and theorist publishing regularly in international architectural magazines such as Assemblage (USA), A+U (Japan), Archis (Netherlands), DAIDALOS (Germany/USA), Bauwelt (Germany), Architektur Aktuell (Austria), Werk, Bauen + Wohnen (Switzerland) and many others. He also contributes regularly to major general public daily newspapers such as DIE ZEIT.

Ilka Ruby studied Architecture at RWTH Aachen/Germany. After practicing as an architect for some years, she now works as an editor, writer and graphic designer. In 2001, Andreas and Ilka Ruby set up their joint agency as a production facility for both publishing architectural books, magazines, essays, curating exhibitions and consulting architects.

Kristin Feireiss is an architecture critic, editor, and curator. Formerly the Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, her curatorial projects include Paris, Architecture and Utopia and Architectural Visions. Feireiss is the editor of publications on such architects as Daniel Libeskind, Axel Schultes, and Ben van Berkel, and was the Commissioner of the Dutch Pavilion for the 1996 and 2000 Venice Biennales. She is the initiator of and advisor to the first International Architecture Biennale in the Netherlands.

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