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a+u 621: Christian Kerez

a+u 621: Christian Kerez

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Publisher: Shinkenchiku-sha.  ISBN: 9784900212787.  Format: Paperback, 220 x 290 mm, 190pp.

Projects are never linear in architect Christian Kerez’s work, but rather take the form of research and experimentations. This issue is dedicated to Kerez’s ‘Incidental Space’ series, which follows his attempts to gauge the potential of ornamental space as a generative device. He elaborates on concepts such as narrative space, fluid space, and atomised space in one essay, while another text reflects on his experiences in Francesco Borromini’s canonical Baroque buildings. The issue also features six projects by Kerez, both built and unbuilt. Born in Venezuela, Kerez trained at the ETH Zürich before opening his own architectural office in 1993. Since 2021 he operates a second office in Milan.