"Dwelling in the Middle Landscape", published in: Re-Humanizing Architecture New Forms of Community, 1950-1970
My essay "Dwelling in the Middle Landscape: Rethinking the Architecture of Rural Communities at CIAM 10" was recently included in Re-Humanizing Architecture: New Forms of Community, 1950-1970, a book edited by Ákos Moravánszky and Judith Hopfengärtner, published by Birkhauser in December 2016.
This is the first volume of a series dedicated to investigate architectural production in the aftermath of the Second World War.
From the publisher:
A divided Europe was much affected by a period of reconstruction. This was influenced by the different political systems – in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, the focus was on cohesion in society and its cultural and architectural expression. In parallel to the rapidly progressing industrialization of the building industry, debates on the humanization of the built environment were led on both sides with great intensity. The volume shows how, on the back of existentialism, new monumentality, and socialist realism, quite similar concepts and strategies were developed in order to find answers to questions relating to adequate structures for new forms of community and identity.