This architectural guide is a groundbreaking work: with 130 examples of sacred architecture from 20 European countries, it documents the important buildings of both major Christian denominations since 1950, presenting all major architects from Alvar Aalto to Peter Zumthor. Clearly laid-out maps and precise route descriptions lead to the modern churches and chapels from Poland to Portugal and Finland to Croatia. The selection includes famous sacred buildings as well as lesser-known, albeit equally exemplary, projects.
The most outstanding examples of European church architecture from 1900 to 1950 are included in this illustrated compilation - the first ever to be published on the subject. More than fifty buildings from twelve countries reflect the rich diversity to be found in church architecture on the threshold to Modernity. These churches, which range in style from central European Art Nouveau to the reform architecture of Scandinavia, paved the way for post-war ecclesiastical architecture in Europe. In addition, essays by prominent theologians explore the architectural changes conditioned by the two major Christian faiths. 'European Church Architecture 1900-1950' illustrates important buildings by architects including Gunnar Asplund, Otto Bartning, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dominikus Bohm, Theodor Fischer, Karl Moser, Auguste Perret, Joze Plecnik, Rudolf Schwarz and Otto Wagner.
All the great Finnish Modernist architects have dedicated themselves to designing churches, from Alvar Aalto and Erik Bryggman to Aarno Ruusuvuori and Juha Leiviskä. Their Lutheran churches and chapels rank among the international highlights of modern architecture. At the beginning of the 21st century, Finnish architects have again taken up the challenge of sacred buildings. This book documents 10 exemplary structures built since 2000, most of which were designed by younger architects. Their parish churches in towns between Oulu and Helsinki as well as striking chapels are distinguished by special lighting design and a careful choice of materials. Since Finland is Europe's most wooded country, its most popular building material is wood. Beyond their core function, many sacred buildings serve as venues of everyday cultural life. The text is in German and English.
Koch + Partner recently made the headlines when they won the competition to design the new Terminal 2 at Munich Airport -- nevertheless the architectural community has long been aware of this office. Their architecture does not consist of singular, extravagant constructions but is characterised by buildings which harmonise with the townscape, expertly serving their purpose. Their forms are clear and calm, blending with the existing structures and simultaneously enhancing them.The present book documents the work of this interdisciplinary team over the previous three decades. The full range of their work is considered -- from extensive urban planning projects to the realisation of multi-storey buildings. It also reveal how a sense of team spirit and partnership can be used to the advantage of not only private and public clients but also the user.
Otl Aicher's writings are explorations of the world, a substantive part of his work. In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, he assures us of the possibilities of arranging existence in a humane fashion. As ever he is concerned with the question of the conditions needed to produce a civilised culture. These conditions have to be fought for against apparent factual or material constraints and spiritual and intellectual substitutes on offer. Otl Aicher likes a dispute. For this reason, the volume contains polemical statements on cultural and political subjects as well as practical reports and historical exposition. He fights with productive obstinacy, above all for the renewal of Modernism, which he claims has largely exhausted itself in aesthetic visions; he insists the ordinary working day is still more important than the "cultural Sunday". Wolfgang Jean Stock
Auch wenn häufig das Gegenteil behauptet wird - es werden noch immer sakrale Gebäude errichtet. Allerdings haben sich im Vergleich zum Kirchenbau-Boom der Nachkriegszeit die Aufgaben gewandelt. Statt mächtiger Pfarrkirchen sind im letzten Jahrzehnt eher kleinere Gebäude entstanden, darunter auch Kapellen und »Räume der Stille±. Außerdem wurden historische Kirchen in moderner Formensprache erweitert. Das Buch dokumentiert zu diesen unterschiedlichen Aufgaben 14 beispielhafte Sakralbauten seit dem Jahr 2000 aus Bayern und Österreich. Gerade in diesem baukulturellen Raum haben renommierte Architekten die kunstvolle Beziehung von Raum und Licht gestaltet - eine neue Verbindung von Spiritualität und Sinnlichkeitanstelle von zuvor schlichten Gemeindezentren.0Exhibition: Galerie der DG Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, Munich, Germany (07.06.-02.08.2013).
Leadership has never been more important – and divisive – than it is today. The idea and discourse of the leader remains a critical factor in organizational and societal performance, but there is evident tension between the persistent focus on the critical importance of individual leaders and the increasing emphasis on collective leadership. The Routledge Companion to Leadership provides a survey of the contentious and dynamic discipline of leadership. This collection covers key themes in the field, including advances in leadership theory, leadership in a range of contexts and geographies, leadership failure, leadership process, and leadership development. Topics range from micro studies...
Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State traces the development of transparency in German political and architectural culture, tying this lineage to the relationship between culture and national identity, a connection that began before unification of the German state in the eighteenth century and continues today. The Weimar Republic and Third Reich periods are examined although the focus is on the postwar period, looking at the use of transparency in the three projects for a national parliament - the 1949 Bundestag project by Hans Schwippert, the 1992 Bundestag building by Gunter Behnisch and the 1999 Reichstag renovation by Norman Foster. Transparency is an important issue in contemporary architectural practice; this book will appeal to both the practising architect and the architectural historian.