Schulitz + Partner: Bauten und Projekte
The buildings and projects of Helmut C. Schulitz were the first in the 1970s to be defined by architectural critics as "high tech". In his introduction to the book, Colin Davies writes: "British high-tech is by definition an architecture of light-weight synthetic building materials - metal, glass and plastic; Schulitz on the contrary relies on a broader palette. Most of his buildings, planned and built in California, are wood constructions. For Schulitz the soul of architecture lies to improve not only the product, i.e. the completed building, but also the individual production phases. His designing methods are based on the following assumption: if the construction process is simple, logical, efficient and also evident in the completed building then the work is worthy of building called architecture" With this book, Schulitz makes the case for the renewal of Modernism. The publication shows the buildings and projects of his sixteen "California" years as well as those produced by his firm after his return to Germany. His work shows astonishing continuity from the houses built in the tradition of Case Study Houses to the new large projects. According to Davis, these are buildings "with breathtaking precision of details; buildings which, despite their severity and staidness, do not yield to pomposity and monumentality".
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