Kristian Gullichsen, Erkki Kairamo, Timo Vormala: architecture 1969-2000

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Skira, Sep 1, 2000 - Architecture - 172 pages
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Kristian Gullichsen, Erkki Kairamo and Timo Vormala have created over the years a partnership grounded on individual differences and on a fundamental agreement on what should be and can be, today, the mission of architecture.

Each one of their executions is the description of a small adventure, as well as a familiar place, steeped in recollections and expectations. Whether it be an industrial plant, a town centre or a public housing district, located in a city centre, a suburban district or along the seashore, each design proves that to express an idea what is needed is not rhetorics but clarity.

The book ranges from the first less-known buildings of the seventies, still bound to the prefabrication theme, up to the latest projects for entire city districts having a strong urban drive, transiting through the production of the eighties, in which the classic themes of modern architecture, from Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto to Soviet constructivism, are revisited.

Sebastiano Brandolini graduated at the Architectural Association in London in 1982, and at the Milan Polytechnic in 1986. From 1983 to 1996 he was editor of the Italian magazine Casabella. He is currently architectural correspondent of "D - La Repubblica", the only Italian popular magazine featuring architecture on a regular basis. He acts as juror of the trans-national "Alpine Architecture" competition. He writes for many specialized journals and is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and engineering. Over the years he taught at the Milan Polytechnic, at the IUAV in Venice, and at the London School of Economics.

Since 1994 he has been running his own architectural design practice (with Monica Valdameri). Among his latest projects: the redesign of a number of Hertz position in the Milan area and a major Leisure Centre in the Milan edge-city.
Kristian Gullichsen, Erkki Kairamo and Timo Vormala have created over the years a partnership grounded on individual differences and on a fundamental agreement on what should be and can be, today, the mission of architecture.

Each one of their executions is the description of a small adventure, as well as a familiar place, steeped in recollections and expectations. Whether it be an industrial plant, a town centre or a public housing district, located in a city centre, a suburban district or along the seashore, each design proves that to express an idea what is needed is not rhetorics but clarity.

The book ranges from the first less-known buildings of the seventies, still bound to the prefabrication theme, up to the latest projects for entire city districts having a strong urban drive, transiting through the production of the eighties, in which the classic themes of modern architecture, from Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto to Soviet constructivism, are revisited.

Sebastiano Brandolini graduated at the Architectural Association in London in 1982, and at the Milan Polytechnic in 1986. From 1983 to 1996 he was editor of the Italian magazine Casabella. He is currently architectural correspondent of "D - La Repubblica", the only Italian popular magazine featuring architecture on a regular basis. He acts as juror of the trans-national "Alpine Architecture" competition. He writes for many specialized journals and is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and engineering. Over the years he taught at the Milan Polytechnic, at the IUAV in Venice, and at the London School of Economics.

Since 1994 he has been running his own architectural design practice (with Monica Valdameri). Among his latest projects: the redesign of a number of Hertz position in the Milan area and a major Leisure Centre in the Milan edge-city.

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Contents

Gullichsen Kairamo Vormala A building trio Sebastiano Brandolini
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Houses
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Hanikka Houses Espoo 1970
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Copyright

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Sebastiano Brandolini graduated at the Architectural Association in London in 1982, and at the Milan Polytechnic in 1986. From 1983 to 1996 he was editor of the Italian magazine Casabella. He is currently architectural correspondent of "D - La Repubblica", the only Italian popular magazine featuring architecture on a regular basis. He acts as juror of the trans-national "Alpine Architecture" competition. He writes for many specialized journals and is particularly interested in the relationship between architecture and engineering. Over the years he taught at the Milan Polytechnic, at the IUAV in Venice, and at the London School of Economics.

Since 1994 he has been running his own architectural design practice (with Monica Valdameri). Among his latest projects: the redesign of a number of Hertz position in the Milan area and a major Leisure Centre in the Milan edge-city.

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