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ICELANDIC LESSONS: INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE -- TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE. {Title from cover.} Park Books, Zurich, 2015. Published in association with Laboratoire Bale (laba), Institut d'Architecture et de la Ville (IA), Faculte de l'Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Basel. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 160 pp. (one foldout) with 132 ills. (109 col.). 31 x 23 cm. ISBN 9783906027807 In English.
Publisher's description: Iceland has fewer than 350,000 inhabitants, with half in Reykjavik, but the beautiful yet sparsely inhabited island in the North Atlantic is rich in natural resources. In particular, its huge hydrothermal and geothermal potential allows for the production of sustainable energy, which can be utilized in various industries. As a result, Iceland has become increasingly attractive for industrial development. Icelandic Lessons presents the findings from recent research efforts undertaken by Laboratory Basel (Laba), founded in 2005 as a satellite studio affiliated with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Swiss architect Harry Gugger established the studio with the aim of offering an all-encompassing education that enables architects to understand the design and building process in its entirety, and thus be proactive participants in the creation of the built environment. The objective of Laba's most recent research was to investigate the potential spatial and ecological impact of industrialization on Iceland by exploring key areas of conflict, including the relationships between landscape and architecture, rural and urban areas, and nature and culture, among others.
Indexing: Western — Iceland, Scandinavia — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171074
Paperbound $49.00    

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