Darwin's Theatre, BABL at Work

Work and vision of remarkable Swiss firm BABL Bakker & Blanc architectes associés, in a unique book concept reflecting BABL's evolutionary approach

 

 

Titelinformation

Edited and with texts by Marco Bakker and Alexandre Blanc and with contributions by Roland Züger and Tim Kammasch

1st edition

, 2019

Text in English

Hardback

612 pages, 154 color and 428 b/w illustrations and plans

22 x 29 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-130-2

Inhalt

Marco Bakker and Alexandre Blanc established their architectural firm, BABL Bakker & Blanc architectes associés, in Switzerland in 1992. At their offices in Lausanne and Zurich, they develop designs that are modest yet reflect the high demands of the built environment.

Darwin’s Theatre, BABL at Work documents more than twenty-five years of the firm’s work and demonstrates their vision and approach through a selection of thirty-four built and unrealized designs. Inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s famous painting of the Tower of Babel, the book is conceived as a chronological spiral stairway to heaven that represents the evolution of eternal questions concerning space and time. This innovative concept reflects BABL’s continuous work on recurring questions and the realization that each of their projects is an iteration of earlier ideas.

Autoren & Herausgeber

Marco Bakker

 gründete mit Alexandre Blanc BABL Bakker & Blanc architectes associés. Sie unterrichten gemeinsam als Assistenzprofessoren an der Architekturabteilung der EPF in Lausanne.

Alexandre Blanc

 führt zusammen mit Marco Bakker das Architekturbüro BABL Bakker & Blanc architectes associés. Zudem lehren sie gemeinsam an der Architekturabteilung der EPF in Lausanne.