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The architecture of Rasem Badran : narratives on people and place : with over 360 illustrations, 348 in colour

By: Publication details: Thames and Hudson 2005. New York Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cmISBN:
  • 9780500342060
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Contents:
Introduction: Representing a Diverse Reality with a Single Identity A Narrative on People, Place and Culture Creative Heritage and the Return to the East Houses and Housing The Fourth Dimension is the Spirit Preserving a Living History An Earthly Paradise Rediscovering the Islamic City Index
Summary: A complete overview of the work of the most important architect in the Middle East today. Rasem Badran's influence is rapidly spreading throughout the developing world. His work involves the full spectrum of the built environment, from urban planning to individual residences. He concentrates on making architecture that meets the social and cultural requirements of the people who use it, as well as being place-specific in response to environmental conditions. Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Badran was educated in Ramallah and then in Germany, which had a profound impact on his approach to design. His well-balanced education, beginning with a traveling apprenticeship with his father and continuing through a fertile and exciting time of experimental architecture in Europe, has allowed him to weave a systematically rational, Western methodology with the intuitive traditions inherent in his own cultural background. Badran designs buildings and environments that stand in stark contrast to self-conscious, anonymous architecture devoid of any reference to people, place, or culture. He offers a humane option to the deliberately commodified, blatantly branded, aesthetically objectified, and environmentally inarticulate architecture that is becoming the norm in the developed world today.
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Introduction: Representing a Diverse Reality with a Single Identity
A Narrative on People, Place and Culture
Creative Heritage and the Return to the East
Houses and Housing
The Fourth Dimension is the Spirit
Preserving a Living History
An Earthly Paradise
Rediscovering the Islamic City
Index

A complete overview of the work of the most important architect in the Middle East today. Rasem Badran's influence is rapidly spreading throughout the developing world. His work involves the full spectrum of the built environment, from urban planning to individual residences. He concentrates on making architecture that meets the social and cultural requirements of the people who use it, as well as being place-specific in response to environmental conditions. Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Badran was educated in Ramallah and then in Germany, which had a profound impact on his approach to design. His well-balanced education, beginning with a traveling apprenticeship with his father and continuing through a fertile and exciting time of experimental architecture in Europe, has allowed him to weave a systematically rational, Western methodology with the intuitive traditions inherent in his own cultural background. Badran designs buildings and environments that stand in stark contrast to self-conscious, anonymous architecture devoid of any reference to people, place, or culture. He offers a humane option to the deliberately commodified, blatantly branded, aesthetically objectified, and environmentally inarticulate architecture that is becoming the norm in the developed world today.

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