a+u 2017:11 European Architecture 1945–1970 Synthesis of Modernism and Context

a+u 2017:11

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Now widely-recognized, the mass production of lightweight and pre-fabricated building materials through industrial processes dramatically affected how we use and understand the built environment. In the period following the Second World War in Europe, a time of devastating loss for the region’s social, economic, and built fabrics, architects and planners across the continent worked with these processes to rebuild the region’s cities, supply desperately needed housing, and address complex systems of cultural heritage.

This special issue, a companion to American Architecture 1945–1970 Beginning of the Modern Architecture, features works to highlight the synthesis between Modernism and varying types of architectural contexts and traditions that preceded it, using Europe’s Mid-century internalization of the movement as a complex, historical case study.

a+u European Architecture 1945–1970 Synthesis of Modernism and Context includes: Essay West European Architecture, 1945–1970 Laurent Stalder, with Elke Beyer and Anke Hagemann Works Casa del Girasole Luigi Moretti Pirelli Tower Gio Ponti + Pier Luigi Nervi Torre Velasca BBPR Baranzate’s Glass Church Angelo Mangiarotti Church for San Carlo Hospital Gio Ponti Church of San Francesco Gio Ponti Montedoria Building Gio Ponti Palazzo dello Sport Pier Luigi Nervi Castelvecchio Museum Carlo Scarpa Pedestrian Promenade on Philopappos Hill Dimitris Pikionis Unité d’Habitation Marseille Le Corbusier Halensiedlung Atelier 5 Nortre-Dome-du-Haut Chapel Le Corbusier Couvent de La Tourette Le Corbusier House in Nancy Jean Prouve Hunstanton Secondary School Alison and Peter Smithson Leicester University, Faculty of Engineering James Stirling and James Gowan Snowdon Aviary Cedric Price The Economist Building Alison and Peter Smithson Catholic Church Franz Fueg New National Gallery Mies van der Rohe German Pavilion at the Brussels Expo Egon Eiermann Church of Sainte-Bernardette Claude Parent and Paul Virilio Research Center of IBM – France Marcel Breuer Aula TU Delft Jacob Bakema Roman Catholic Church Aldo Van Eyck Bensberg City Hall Gottfried Böhm La Grande Borne à Grigny Émile Aillaud Retti Candle Shop Hans Hollein SAS Royal Hotel Arne Jacobsen Town Hall, Såynåtsalo Alvar Aalto Experimental House Alvar Aalto Chapel of the Technical College, Otaniemi Heikki and Kaija Siren Church, Vuoksenniska Alvar Aalto The Louisiana Museum Jørgen Bo with Vilhelm Wohlert St. Petri Church Sigurd Lewerentz St. Mark’s Church Sigurd Lewerentz St. Hallvard Church Kjell Lund & Nils Slaatto Temppeliaukio Church Timo & Tuomo Suomalainen Aalto University (former: Helsinki University of Technology), Main Auditorium Alvar Aalto