Francine Houben, Mecanoo Architects, composition, contrast complexity

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At last -- an in-depth monograph on the celebrated Dutch group of architects, Mecanoo. Since its founding in Delft in 1984, Mecanoo Architects has achieved increasing recognition & appreciation across the globe. With numerous buildings constructed in an inventive & innovative style they have set new standards in modern architecture. More recently their economics faculty at the University of Utrecht & the library at the Technical University of Delft have propelled them into the limelight. In this long-awaited publication 20 of their most significant projects of recent years are documented. In accompanying essays, founding partner Francine Houben, analyses the projects by means of 10 fundamental statements & explores those factors which give Mecanoo's creative process its distinctive quality -- contrast, composition & complexity.

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Ten statements
Urban renewal
Memories of Gerrit Rietveld

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