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EARTH, WATER, AIR, FIRE: THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND ARCHITECTURE. Ed. by Josep Lluis Mateo and Florian Sauter. Actar Publishers, New York, 2014. Distributed by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 216 pp. with 238 ills. (124 col.). 23 x 18 cm. ISBN 9781940291468 In English.
Publisher's description: Forced to interact with the natural elements that invigorate a built structure and co-determine a building's experiential reality during construction, one ought to keep in mind their brute powers earth's crushing heaviness, the erratic character of water, air's thermo-dynamic cataclysms, or the dangerous benignity of fire. Affective in a direct way, they act as guiding principles in the process of realization: While the earth targets the foundations, the roof shields from water, the openings control the flow of air, and the walls protect from the gleaming sun.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164384
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