Item description for Meyer En Van Schooten Architects: Ing Group Headquarters by Roberto Meyer...
The headquarters of the ING Group in Amsterdam is one of the most spectacular buildings of our time. A steel construction with the largest second skin facade in the Netherlands, it had etched itself into public consciousness even before construction began. For obvious associative reasons, the design by Roberto Meyer and Jeroen van Schooten immediately attracted such nicknames as "the shoe," "the handyvac," and "the TGV" (train grande vitesse, or "high-speed train"). More than just an eye- and attention-catching structure, the building is a complex unity of form, space, construction, technique, and detail. This publication takes an in-depth look at the ING Group Headquarters, from its mind-boggling structural framework and perfect detailing to its aura of ambience and spatiality. The architects themselves provide a well-founded and precisely detailed description of how and why their architecture fits together. Plans, sections, and photographic details complete this photographic monograph of a building. One of the most spectacular buidlings by Meyer en Van Schooten Architects.
Edited by Hans Ibelings. Photographs by Georges Fessy.
Paperback, 9.75 x 12.5 in., 96 pages, 45 color illustrations
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Studio: NAi Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.2" Width: 9.66" Height: 0.45" Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Release Date Jul 2, 2003
Publisher NAi Publishers
ISBN 9056622765 ISBN13 9789056622763