Item description for Petra Blaisse: Inside Outside Reveiling by Cecil Balmond, Gaston Bekkers, Sylvia Lavin, Helene Lemoine, Tim Ronalds, Renz van Luxemburg, Kayoko Ota & Petra Blaisse...
This first extensive survey of the work of Petra Blaisse, the internationally known Dutch garden and interior designer, comes at the right time. Blaisse, who has been collaborating with Rem Koolhaas's Office for Metropolitan Architecture and other major architectural concerns for many years, just finished her largest and best-known project in the U.S., the much-lauded Seattle Public Librarys gardens and interior. A library of local plant life surrounds the building, and a tiled carpet designed after a garden leads patrons in. Blaisse is passionate about uniting interior and exterior space. She sees them as continuous, and says of her unusual synergy of design roles, that They are totally different professions, yet they are completely connected: open the window and the garden comes in, the curtain comes out. Her work, situated in the margin between design and architecture, indicates new directions and possibilities for each field. A conversation between Blaisse and curator Kayoko Ota runs throughout Inside Outside, while the balance of the book documents 20 projects ranging from contained interior interventions to larger landscape designs, each described in photography, sketches and drawings.
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Studio: NAi Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.7" Height: 1.7" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher NAi Publishers
ISBN 9056624539 ISBN13 9789056624538
Availability 0 units.
More About Cecil Balmond, Gaston Bekkers, Sylvia Lavin, Helene Lemoine, Tim Ronalds, Renz van Luxemburg, Kayoko Ota & Petra Blaisse
CECIL BALMOND collaborates with architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito, and Daniel Libeskind and carries out his own research and design projects through Arup's Advanced Geometry Unit. He has received numerous awards for his work, and has taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and the Yale School of Architecture. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Ove Arup and Partners Limited and Cret Professor of Architecture at PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania.