An inventive examination of a crucial but neglected aspect of architecture, by an architect writing to architects.
Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with indifference. The discipline of architecture values the image of the new over the lived-in, the photogenic empty and stark building over a messy and labored one. But the fact is: homes need to be cleaned and buildings and cities need to be maintained, and architecture no matter its form cannot escape from such realities.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 362.87g
- 11 Sep 2018
- MIT Press Ltd
- Mit Press
- Cambridge, United States
- 50 color illus., 36 b&w illus.; 86 Illustrations, unspecified