Vital Architecture: Tools for Durability

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Author Ruurd Roorda, Bas Kegge, Roel Backaert (Photographer)
Publisher NAi010 Publishers
Date 2016
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 6.6 x 9.4 in., 176 pages
From the Pantheon in Rome to the Zollverein in Essen, Vital Architecture   describes buildings with a future value, buildings whose architecture determines and guarantees their lifespan. The book documents and interprets 20 vital buildings with plans, sections, and diagrams. It offers a spatial analysis of both instantly recognizable architectural icons and common, everyday existing buildings from the beginning of the Christian era to the present.

Bilingual edition