Yona Friedman: Structures Serving the Unpredictable
Sabine Lebesque, Helene Fentener van Vlissingen
NAi Publishers, 1999 - Architecture - 131 pages
Since the 1950s, Hungarian-French architect, painter, writer, and decorator Yona Friedman (b, 1923) has worked on conceptual plans for urban housing alternatives and third world building development. He came to prominence in 1958 for his manifesto, l'Architecture Mobile, and later for his Ville Spatiale (Spatial Town) -- a housing system built off the ground based on a three-dimensional grid. His integrated socio-economic conception of architecture addressed both housing solutions for existing metropolitan areas and also for urbanizing third world cities. Friedman was also commissioned by UNESCO to design visual instructions for unskilled laborers to build structures solidly and efficiently with simple materials and techniques. This is the first monograph on his work.
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