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A2o-architecten : Statie Stuifduin /
authors, Philippe Breels [and three others] ; editor, Jo Berben [and three others] ; translation, Nancy Matis, Paul Nekeman.
imprint
Rotterdam : Nai010 Publishers, [2018]
description
73 pages, 63 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), plans, facsimiles ; 29 cm
ISBN
9462084955, 9789462084957
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Rotterdam : Nai010 Publishers, [2018]
isbn
9462084955
9789462084957
abstract
In this book, Belgian architecture office a2o presents an investigative and connecting approach to architecture through an evocative reading of their latest project, crematorium Statie Stuifduin in Lommel, Belgium. This thoughtful yet radical design blends architecture and landscape in a succession of spaces that reveals a deep understanding of both the fundamental aspects of and changing attitudes towards death, burial and the journey of life. Rather than through explicit religious symbols, the sacral is represented by the universal power of nature and by Romantic notions of finding meaning in rediscovered nature. In doing so, Statie Stuifduin goes beyond the specifics of the building to explore new visions of what contemporary funeral architecture can be. (2019 Mies van der Rohe Award nominee.).
language note
In English, Dutch and French.
catalogue key
12996266

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