Wo Architekten arbeiten / Where Architects Work (German Edition)

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Zu ähnlich ist deren Ausstattung, zu to differentiate. The furniture are too comparable, verwandt die Atmosphäre. Als habe sich die the ambience too heavily comparable as if Architektenschaft auf ein foreign gülti- the architects had jointly agreed upon an ges company layout verständigt. Das magazine the world over legitimate company layout. at the einerseits an unserer Auswahl liegen, ande- one hand, this can be as a result of our choice, rerseits dürften berufsspezifische Faktoren, whereas at the different, occupation-specific fac- die gereihte Arbeitstische, Modellbaulager, tors may well require rows of worktables, garage Mustersammlungen oder Hängeflächen ver- depots for types, collections of prototypes, langen, und „moderne“ Codes wie offene and wall surfaces for show reasons, whereas Räume, klare Linien und weiße Oberflächen modernist codes comparable to open areas, transparent zu räumlichen Lösungen geführt haben, die strains, and white surfaces could have resulted in spa- sich oft nur in Nuancen unterscheiden. tial suggestions which are distinguishable basically in Grafisch vereinheitlicht und im Maßstab their nuances. 1:333 abgebildet, ermöglichen die Grundriss- Unified when it comes to presentation and illus- zeichnungen einen direkten Vergleich. Uns trated on a scale of 1:333, the ground plans consistent with- interessierte dabei, wie die Architekturbüros mit direct comparisons. We have been organisiert sind, welcher räumlichen Struk- specifically within the approach within which those archi- tur sie gehorchen und welchen Platz die Inha- tectural workplaces have been geared up, within the spatial ber und Inhaberinnen darin einnehmen. constructions to which they conformed, and within the Hervorragende Bauwerke lassen sich of- areas their clients occupied inside them. fenbar im Wolkenkratzer ebenso erdenken it sounds as if, remarkable structures might be con- wie in einer hergerichteten Scheune. Die ceived in skyscrapers simply as simply as in reno- Außenaufnahmen der Gebäude hätten die vated barns. the images of the exteriors five VORWORT / FOREWORD „ortlosen“ Interieurs und die Zeichnungen of those structures have been really meant eigentlich nur begleiten sollen. Vielleicht sind basically to complement the placeless interiors and sie es aber, die die Unterschiedlichkeit der the drawings. it truly is probably accurately those Büros am besten illustrieren. Die Immobilie, photographs, despite the fact that, that top illustrate the range- in der Architekten arbeiten und Geschäfts- ences among many of the places of work. a different besuch empfangen, hat eine besondere Be- value is loved by means of the constructions inside deutung. Sie ist nicht nur ein Gehäuse, sie which the architects paintings, and the place they con- ist ein assertion. Polyglott, bodenständig, duct company conferences. The development is extra verspielt, nüchtern, trashig, klar, ironisch, than an insignificant enclosure, it makes an announcement. ehrlich, unberechenbar – zahllose weitere Polyglot, down-to-earth, playful, sober, trashy, characteristic magazine der Betrachter aus dem An- lucid, ironic, honest, unpredictable: those and blick dieser Bauten ableiten und womöglich numerous different attributes could be recommended to Rückschlüsse auf das gebaute Werk und auf audience by means of perspectives of the buildings—images that das Selbstverständnis der darin arbeitenden let us make inferences referring to either Architekten ziehen.

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