Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781466976030
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781466976047

About the Book

There are eleven different architectural design processes assembled in the book, most of them in the conceptual phase. They are done in different times, for different clients, but with the same method. The verbal text is minimal; interested persons are asked to “read” the drawings, as they progressed “as a first degree differentiation from spirit to matter.” Intuition and rational thinking are attempted to be both active throughout the whole process. The depicted surfaces (the “Spaceprints”) provide the opportunity to simultaneously explore, analyze, and articulate the shape of space and nonspace. Both urban (macro) and building (micro) scales are developed in tandem, which is the most important observation, and the actual reason, of the book. All ink drawings are made by the author.

About the Author

Between 1989 and 2011, Dr. Peter Magyar, RIBA, CAHA, served at three universities in the position of the head of the architecture department, or as in Florida Atlantic, as a founding director. His strong belief is that teaching has to have a constantly tested and renewed source of direct participation in the actual practice of architecture, hence his many projects, the results of consulting with noted firms or entering competitions. Some of these activities didn’t reach conclusion, but collected in this book, may provide applicable insights. Both his practice and his academic activities are conducted on the international level. His master and doctor of architecture degrees are from the Technical University of Budapest.