Architecture as Material Culture: The Work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Publisher: Oro Editions Author: Kenneth Frampton ISBN: 9781935935148 Format: Hardcover, 400pp, 269x266mm
A place acquires meaning through human intervention and transformation. Raised to the level of architecture these transformations interpret and represent society’s values and aspirations. FJMT has a reputation as an ideas-driven practice with an agenda for strong public engagement and resolution of tectonics. Architecture as Material Culture documents this ability to uncover the real and often contradictory issues and potentials of a project through a very careful analysis of purpose and place.
Architecture as Material Culture documents the first ten years of FJMT's practice. Through both realised and unrealised projects and essays, this body of work explores the evolution of architectural form, the synthesis of site and programme, and the spatial and organic interconnection of built form and site to embody human values and aspirations.