Higher Knowledge: SANAA'S Rolex Learning Center at EPFL Since 2010 (Paperback)

Higher Knowledge: SANAA'S Rolex Learning Center at EPFL Since 2010 By Christophe Van Gerrewey Cover Image

Higher Knowledge: SANAA'S Rolex Learning Center at EPFL Since 2010 (Paperback)

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A unique book about one of the most famous buildings in Switzerland.
 
The Rolex Learning Center at EPFL Lausanne opened in 2010. Designed by Pritzker Prize laureates SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa) from Japan, it soon became one of the more well-known buildings of recent times. In this book, akin to an architectural novella,  Christophe Van Gerrewey tells the variegated story of this piece of architecture—from many points of view, with some unexpected twists, and accompanied by unusual images. Through Higher Knowledge, the Rolex Learning Center emerges not only as a remarkable architectural achievement, but also as a building that contains knowledge, and that can speak to us in different ways.
 
Christophe Van Gerrewey is assistant professor of architectural theory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He is a member of the editorial teams of the art criticism magazine De Witte Raaf and the architecture magazine OASE. He is the author of critical essays on contemporary European architecture published in AA Files, Log, The Journal of Architecture, Architectural Theory Review, The Architectural Review, San Rocco, A+U, and L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, among others. He has compiled a collection of critical essays on the work of OMA/Rem Koolhaas entitled OMA/Rem Koolhaas: A Critical Reader from Delirious New York to S,M,L,XL. Since 2012, he has also published, in Dutch, three novels and a collection of literary essays.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9782889154227
ISBN-10: 288915422X
Publisher: EPFL Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2022
Pages: 96