Space of Production

Projects and Essays on Rationality, Atmosphere, and Expression in the Industrial Building

Edited by Jeannette Kuo

Space of Production

Edited by Jeannette Kuo

Distributed for Park Books

160 pages | 30 color plates, 120 halftones, 45 line drawings | 8 x 11 | © 2015
Paper $49.00 ISBN: 9783906027883 Published January 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Unhindered by tradition and often out of the purview of public scrutiny, industrial buildings have been fertile sites for architectural experiments following the Industrial Revolution. Driven foremost by pragmatic ambition, it is a typology that generated some of the purest results of integrated design, uniting engineering, expression, and performance in the articulation of constructed space.

This new book investigates spaces of production through projects by engineer-architects such as Robert Maillart, Albert Kahn, Auguste Perret, Pier Luigi Nervi, and many others. The result of research done at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's School of Architecture, it also includes interviews, essays, and student works.
Jeannette Kuo

1.    Menier Chocolate Mill, Jules Saulnier
2.    AEG Turbine Factory, Peter Behrens
3.    Packard Motor Co. Forge Shop, Albert Kahn
4.    Grain Storage of the Swiss Confederation, Robert Maillart
5.    Pirelli & Co. Cable Factory, Robert Maillart
6.    Les Ateliers Esders, Auguste Perret
7.    Les Ateliers Voirin-Marinoni, Auguste Perret
8.    Steinberg Hat Factory, Erich Mendelsohn
9.    Mame Printing Works, Drieu la Rochelle, Bernard Zehrfuss, and Jean Prouvé
10.    Gatti Wool Factory, Pier Luigi Nervi
11.    Bank of England Printing Works, Easton& Robertson
12.    High Life Textile Factory, Félix Candela
13.    Center for Hydrographic Studies, Miguel Fisac
14.    Iron Foundry, Curt Siegel and Rudolf Wonneberg
15.    Olivetti-Underwood Factory, Louis Kahn

Architecture vs. Program
Cédric Libert

“Structural Art” in Nervi & Bartoli’s Industrial Architecture (1949-1971)
Alberto Bologna

Urban Factory: Atelier Kuo EPFL, Spring 2014

In Conversation
With Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron

Constructing Space
Jeannette Kuo

Constructing Logics: Atelier Kuo EPFL, Fall 2012 and 2013

Architecture Space, Structural Hollowness
Juan José Castellón

In Conversation 
With Frank Barkow of Barkow Leibinger Architects 

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