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"On Weathering" illustrates the complex nature of the architectural project by taking into account its temporality, linking technical problems of maintenance and decay with a focused consideration of their philosophical and ethical implications. In a clear and direct account supplemented by many photographs commissioned for this book, Mostafavi and Leatherbarrow examine bu"On Weathering" illustrates the complex nature of the architectural project by taking into account its temporality, linking technical problems of maintenance and decay with a focused consideration of their philosophical and ethical implications. In a clear and direct account supplemented by many photographs commissioned for this book, Mostafavi and Leatherbarrow examine buildings and other projects from Alberti to Le Corbusier to show that the continual refinishing of the building by natural forces adds to, rather than detracts from, architectural meaning. Their central discovery, that weathering makes the "final" state of the construction necessarily indefinite, challenges the conventional notion of a building's completeness.By recognizing the inherent uncertainty and inevitability of weathering and by viewing the concept of weathering as a continuation of the building process rather than as a force antagonistic to it, the authors offer alternative readings of historical constructions and potential beginnings for new architectural projects....

Title : On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time
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ISBN : 9780262631440
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 148 Pages
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On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time Reviews

  • Alex
    2019-03-15 17:34

    A quiet but provocative little argument. Renaissance architects used rustication as an expressive tool and understood how water and wind would age their work. Modernist architects, since the start, since Corbusier, have put forth the fiction of the building's surfaces as hygienic, pure - white - blank slates. Guess who wins?

  • Jay McNair
    2019-02-28 17:14

    I think you more or less get the effect of the book just by reading the its title and seeing the cover photo. The idea that weathering in buildings can be planned for, can be artful, can be a part of their architectural effect. The rest of the text and photos are just dressing--identifications of ways that happens. But well worth reading, one of those great niche books that gives you "good things to think with."

  • Liliana Amundaraín
    2019-03-24 12:13

    Very easy to read! An overview of the role of weathering in architecture by comparing works from the Reinassace period with others of the Modern era. It's a "surface" approach enlightening questions on the inherent transformation of any building by natural causes.

  • Yuen Phuket
    2019-02-25 12:32

    Inevitable natural forces that thoroughly leave its trance on building skins, lessons and comparisons from the past to modern age with explanations on how they react and develop to be meaningfully aged with weathering.