Urban Geometries

Alexandre Labasse 

There is no architecture without hierarchy. LAN asserts the primacy of form “as the primary creative act on which everything built is based.” What has ensued is remarkable: a consistent corpus of explicit geometries, cubes, cylinders, prisms... These precise volumes, often blank and sometimes altered, mark and organize, signal and establish resemblances. Their presence structures a variety of contemporary landscapes. Their stated monumentality renews a dialogue with liquid urban and familiar conditions. The corpus of architectures collected in this volume were designed between 2002 and 2018: each one challenges the very medium as well as its scope...

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