Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand was an architect and professor who developed a process of architectural systematization based on a square frame. His theory is augmented by numerous architectural references, organized by typology.
Japan Architect is an international magazine aimed at promoting contemporary Japanese architecture through projects, theoretical drawings and essays.
The funeral tower is the result of an analysis of the hypogea found in the Valley of the Kings in Thebes. The succession of different types of hypogea forms a framework where the full and empty spaces dialogue along a vertical funeral procession.
The Ajanta Caves are a group of 29 rock-cut Buddhist monuments located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, a state in the western peninsular region of India. With more than 1500 examples of rock-cut architecture, India is the country in the world where we can find the most of rock-cut structures.
The study Parliament explores through 5 typologies the relation between architecture and politics. These typologies are often inspired by ancient influences and most of them have not changed since the 19th century. But the question remaining is how could architecture shape political culture ?
Herman Hertzberger is a Dutch architect born in 1932 in Amsterdam. As a disciple of Aldo van Eyck, he was one of the main influences behind the Dutch structuralism movement. The project considered to be one of the most inspiring examples of the movement is the Centraal Beheer office building in Apeldoorn. It was designed as a sixty cubes workspace forming a single articulated unit.
León Ferrari was an Argentine conceptual artist whose practice was often ironic, absurd, and above all anti-institutional. During his period of exile in Brazil he began his Heliografías series. These drawings are composed of urban plans, highways, building typologies, furniture, and many identical inhabitants, in order to form an aggregation without much coherence.
Following his appointment as administrator of the department of the Seine in Paris in 1799, Jacques Cambry discovered the Parisian cemeteries in an appalling state. He then published a report augmented by an urban and architectural proposal. This came in a context favourable to the evolution of the Parisian cemeteries.
Lalibela is a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Bete Giyorgis, like the other 10 churches, was carved out of rock. It is located in a trapezoidal shaft of about 25m by 25m, dug into the pink volcanic tuff of the Lasta plateau. The edifice follows a cruciform plan, known as the Greek cross.