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Manuel Gallego (born 1936), a disciple of the most important Spanish architect of the post-war period, Alejandro de la Sota, is perhaps the best exponent of radical architecture in Spain today. He is counted among the leading authorities in the field. Gallego's architecture is sensibly integrated into the urban or rural context, as the case may be. His rational buildings -a series of broken up primary forms grounded in the particulars of the place, where the spaces created open up to the outside and the walls act as the connecting elements between architecture and nature -stand out for their striking sculptural expression. The radical nature of his architecutre is solidly rooted in the vernacular, giving rise to innvoative designs in which the unapologetic use of local materials (stone, wood, glass, metal) and the handling of light create an intimate dialogue between man-made and the surrounding environment.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.09" Width: 8.47" Height: 0.49" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
ISBN 3764359161 ISBN13 9783764359164
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More About David Cohn
Cohn, born in Boston, is an archiecture critic based in Madrid. He studied at Yale University and the Columbia University School of Architecture, and practiced architecture for several years in New York. His articles on architecture and urban issues are published widely in international professor journals.
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Excellent review of 14 architectural works Nov 5, 2005
A very solid review of architectural works in photos, hard line presentation drawings, plans, sections, elevations, sketches in color or B&W of excellent quality, short project descriptions, published under ISBN: 3764359161 by Birkhäuser (Basel...) and ISBN: 0817959161 by Birkhäuser (Boston) on 128 pages on the highest possible level, graphically beautiful and with contents up to snuff.
CONTENTS: 10 A Complex Weave of Space 17 Selected Works 18 Family House in Corrubedo 26 Family House in El Carballo 38 Painter's House and Studio in Isla de Arousa 42 Cultural Centre in Valdovino 54 Museum of Sacred Art in La Corunna 66 Housing Development in Paderne 72 Cultural Centre in Chantada 84 Family House in Veigue 96 Museum of Fine Arts in La Corunna 116 Master Plan for Avenida Juan XXIII in Santiago de Compostela 122 Research Centres at the University of Santiago de Compostela 136 Master Plan for Botanical Gardens in Santiago de Compostela 140 Health Centre in Viveiro 154 Farmhouse Reform in Laiosa 159 Works and Projects 170 Biography 174 Bibliography 176 Credits