Palladio's Children: Essays on Everyday Environment and the Architect

Palladio's Children: Essays on Everyday Environment and the Architect

N.J. Habraken


Based on decades of private observation, Palladio's Children critically examines the function of the architect as a qualified descendent of Palladio, and as an inheritor to his architectural legacy. Seven cutting edge and thoroughly crafted essays discover the widening ideological schism among today’s architects whose middle values, id and schooling stay rooted within the Renaissance legacy of constructing crafty ‘masterpieces’, and the sensible calls for on a occupation which acts inside of an evolving, ubiquitous and self reliant outfitted surroundings or ‘field’.

Clearly written but expressing advanced, evolving principles, this prolonged argument opens a brand new discussion board of dialogue throughout layout thought, specialist perform and educational concerns. relocating the topic on from a historic standpoint, Habraken exhibits how architects are more and more focused on the layout of daily constructions. This needs to result in a reassessment of architects’ identities, values and schooling, and the contribution of the architect within the shaping of the equipped environment.

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