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Bjarne Mastenbroek. Dig It! Building Bound To The Ground

Bjarne Mastenbroek. Dig It! Building Bound To The Ground


 Building is one of very few endeavours that are physically connected to the surface of the earth, fixed and enduring. Nevertheless, for centuries, especially in the West, we have considered ourselves separate and above nature, drifting away, defining our own systems and order, and using the ground as a nothing more than a passive foundation. Other times we sought connection, drawing on nature for ritual and religion, fortified protection, and ecological balance.

This global compendium of nearly 1,400 pages brings architecture back in harmony with Earth's surface. For years, Bjarne Mastenbroek and his architectural firm, SeARCH, have delved into the relationship architecture has, had, and will have with its surroundings, seeing buildings as landscapes that fit into their site without dominating or disturbing it. For Dig It!, they have dug deep into the history of building culture and brought to light fascinating examples of this philosophy-some well known, some previously overlooked.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 1390 pages
  •  193 x 271 x 60.96mm | 2,580g
  •  Cologne, Germany
  •  English
  •  3836578174
  •  9783836578172

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