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Author: Marta Rodríguez

Publisher: Diseño Editorial

Size: 14,5 x 20,5 x 1,5 cms

Pages: 270

Illustrations: B&W

Cover: Softcover

Publication date: 2021

ISBN: Spanish 9781643603025


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Chalotte Perriand y Kazuyo Sejima: Una Revolución Sutil places Kazuyo Sejima and Charlotte Perriand as the protagonists of a paradigm shift in Japanese and French architecture that continues to resonate in current architectural practice. Like Perriand half a century earlier, Sejima was a pioneer in blurring the boundaries between building (immeuble) and furniture (meuble), and in introducing the human body as the generator of her projects. The two architects were able to transcend the prevailing architectural dogma, moving away from an innovation determined by technology, and questioning the autonomous implications of the monumental in the urban context.

This book reveals the relevance of Perriand and Sejima as harbingers of a subtle revolution connecting France in the 1920s with Japan in the 1980s. Through sensitive approaches between architecture and furniture, they advanced design solutions extraordinarily well. innovative, across multiple scales, without sacrificing the wearer's body awareness. Both architects began their careers designing houses as if they were chairs, with the same dimensional precision and careful attention to detail, preserving spatial fluidity and material specificity. They were prototypes of precise limits, intended for the hedonistic enjoyment of the urban nomad; that fit into what I call Petite Architecture: habitable furniture with the potential for urban transformation.

In the architecture of Perriand and Sejima, the slogans of their predecessors no longer make sense: the individual is the context. His work reminds us that the house is not "a machine for living" or "a work of art", but rather an open stage for life to happen. The two have created from and for the present. Free of conventions, they have integrated a playful and experimental component into the space, which incorporates the everyday, and from which an intrinsic elegance emerges. His work has transcended borders and times, and ultimately inspires and challenges us to introduce the present time as a fourth dimension, opening the possibility of considering the bodily experience as the engine of dynamic evolution - from the chair to the city.

With Foreword by Dana Buntrock.

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