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Reveal, Filter, Evolve, Effect

 

 

FXFOWLE

$40.00

Reveal, Filter, Evolve, Effect is a four-volume set that examines in depth key concepts in architectural thinking and practice for FXFOWLE.

Specifications

SKU:
90305
Size: 
7.5 x 9.5"
Pages: 
320 (total boxset of 4)
Binding: 
Trade Paper - Boxset
Publication date: 
9/1/14
ISBN: 
9781935935636
Rights world: 
Available

Prefaces by Kim Tanzer, Kenneth Schwartz, Thomas Fisher and Kent Kleinman

Overview: 

FXFOWLE has defined a practice in architecture, interior design, planning, and urban development in relation to the precepts of design and the principles of the environment, whether natural or constructed. Urbanism, technology, and sustainable strategies provide the context within which FXFOWLE has operated for more than 35 years.

The works of FXFOWLE adhere to shared bodies of ideas. Emerging from an individual structure or a series of buildings, these concepts sustain the culture, the process, and the design approach of the firm; they likewise organize the works and projects presented in this publication.

REVEAL exposes the territory between architecture and landscape. Buildings and urban plans apply an ecological approach, merging with the larger structures of the environment. Architecture and constructed systems resonate with natural systems, bringing the experience of landscape to designed space.

FILTER refines the association between architecture and context. Vernacular structures and distinctive local customs provide a frame of reference for the generation of form. Incorporating culture and climate infuses buildings with a sense of place and develops a close bond with the natural environment. 

EVOLVE advances the bond between architecture and history. Remaking historic buildings and districts engages culture, heritage, and conservation along with architecture and planning. Materials, methods, and expression foster respect, authenticity, and interconnectivity in buildings new and old.

EFFECT realizes the relationship between architecture and program. The function and use of a building offer a powerful conceptual tool that may be interpreted and inflected. Crafted alongside the tangible components of a building, the intangible aspects of program enhance form and function.

About the author: 

Founded over 35 years ago, the practice of FXFOWLE Architects encompasses architecture, interior design, planning and urban development. With offices in New York and Washington, DC, the firm is committed to innovative design inspired by urbanism, technology and sustainable strategies. The basis of FXFOWLE's work is a collective, rigorous exploration of fit and form, driven by ideas about function, place, the form-making process and the role of design in human settlement. Knowledge and understanding of larger community and environmental issues intensifies projects' meaningfulness. Members of the firm routinely provide leadership in civic, sociological and sustainability initiatives. This commitment allows the firm to bring a unique perspective to every project, resulting in work that is innovative, relevant and timeless.