Kirsten Schipper
nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
10.6 x 7.9 inches, hardcover, 512 pages
ISBN: 9789064507229

From the Publisher. Schiphol Airport, the Anne Frank House, the Malie Tower - these are all acclaimed works by Benthem Crouwel Architects. Public buildings at crucial, landmark locations where many people come together. BC AD offers a refreshing new look at the substantial body of work and illuminates the firm’s way of working; from the border crossings and the Almere experimental house in the early period to the stations for the high-speed railway line and North-South metro line and the extension to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Included are not only built works but also submissions for often high-profile competitions and various studies, many of them previously unpublished. Drawings, sketches, photographs, scale models - all articulate the architects’ enthusiasm for resolving complicated issues. The strength of Benthem Crouwel lies in finding basic, lucid and enduring solutions for complex briefs. BC AD brings together 30 years of designs by one of the Netherlands’ most successful architectural practices, at the same time giving an update on Dutch design culture.

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