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Gustavo Gili, 2012
172 pages
Fully Illustrated, colour.
ISBN: 9788425223457

With a professional career of more than twenty years behind them, French architects Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, to whom we devoted an issue of our magazine 2G in 2001, continue to pursue their own coherent, personal approach to architecture.

Theirs is a position is based on an ethical conception that upholds the essential idea of the architect's social responsibility. The few, carefully chosen issues that interest them are tantamount, in themselves, to a wish to go beyond paradigms established by the market.

The strategies that shape their work might be summed up as understanding the real needs of the client without formal preconceptions, inventing supplementary extra space through intelligent use of the budget (cost-effectiveness as a planning tool), fomenting freedom of use on the part of users, endowing buildings with flexibility, creating controlled climatic environments by means of technology and simple materials, and the ambition to influence the urban planning of the city through architectural design.


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