Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Publisher: Fundación Arquia

Size: 24 x 22 x 2 cms

Pages: 278

Illustrations: Color & B&W

Cover: Softcover

Publication date: 2007

ISBN: Spanish 9788493592936

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Hilberseimer and Mies

Xavier Llobet's thesis undertakes a global analysis of the joint work of Mies van der Rohe and Ludwig Hilberseimer and raises a deep debate on the theories of the latter. It presents an innovative and exceptionally stimulating approach, pushing the limits of historical analysis and moving into the debate on the current applicability of the urban ideas of Hilberseimer and Mies.

The value of this volume lies in several aspects, such as its success in integrating the ideas of Mies and Hilberseimer, often divided into the separate fields of architecture and urban planning. However, Llobet observes that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and provides the keys to understand it. Analyzing Mies and Hilberseimer's work from a broad perspective, encompassing the historical, the economic and the cultural, makes their projects in the field of urban planning and transformation even more intelligible. Martha Thorne

Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

He was born in Barcelona in 1963. He began his Architecture studies at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Vallés and finished them at the ETSA in Barcelona in 1992. He began his professional activity associated with Xavier Ballarín Rubio, participating in architecture competitions and attending courses Graduate. He is a master with the program La Gran Escala. The Architecture of New Environments since 2000, and a PhD architect with the Sense of Modern Architecture program since 2005, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

To carry out this work, he received two CIRIT scholarships for research outside Catalonia, awarded by the Interdepartmental Commission for Research and Technological Innovation of the Generalitat de Catalunya. These two scholarships allowed him to travel to Chicago, Detroit, and New York in 2000 and 2002 respectively, where he was able to access the original sources and interview those who personally knew Hilberseimer, Mies, Caldwell, Heald, and Greenwald.

Currently he has practiced the profession of architect associated with Eva Jiménez Gómez since 1997, and since 2002 he represents the College of Architects of Catalonia on the Registration Commission of the DOCOMOMO Ibérico Foundation. He has also published his own work in different specialized magazines on architecture and has co-authored several publications. He has obtained the Prize of the Fifth Architecture Thesis Contest of the Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, 2005; the Prize of the Doctoral Thesis Contest of the Cátedra Victoriano Muñoz Oms for theses related to Human Values in Engineering, UPC-FECSA-ENDESA, 2005, and the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize corresponding to the 2004/2005 academic year of UPC, 2007.

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