Publisher: Birkhäuser, ISBN: 9783035626063, Edited by: Till Boettger, Ulrike Knauer, Format: Hardcover, 280 x 220 mm, 224pp
In response to climate change, architects have been seeking a contemporary expression for durable, solid and homogeneous wall structures made of clay, wood, brick, concrete and recycled materials. Structured according to specific materials, this book follows 25 projects to analyse construction methods that predominantly involve materials that have a single origin and can be easily dismantled. Also includes specially commissioned drawings, essays, and interviews. The book looks at a variety of the different ways and scales in which architects have dealt with issues of mass and materiality, both in terms of design and construction. Structured according to the specific materials, the book allows direct comparisons, and renders visible solid building typologies and forms. Numerous drawings, developed especially for this book, document the projects. Two essays as well as interviews with Pepe Marquez and Arno Richter examine the strategies and background of monolithic architecture and solid construction methods.