With this third architectural/typological monograph, Professor Simon Unwin has completed what is effectively a trilogy. The first two works were. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Doorway / Simon Unwin. “Doorway is a profound but accessible and entertaining exploration of the ways our built. Booktopia has Doorway by Simon Unwin. Buy a discounted Paperback of Doorway online from Australia’s leading online bookstore.

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Simon Unwin

Julie Perez marked it as to-read Feb 10, Kofi marked it as to-read May 22, A fire station for a furniture factory estate in north Switzerland. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. It is as if on crossing the threshold one is incarcerated temporarily one hopes within this high-ceilinged ‘box’ before being released to mount a single flight of eleven steps into the main lobby.

Kzaman Mat marked it as to-read Jan 18, Open to the public R NQ Nishi marked it as to-read Feb 05, A Lutheran church in the southern Swedish town of Klippan. The tall regularity of this building and its axis serve wholly to counteract the confusing network of mediaeval streets surrounding it.

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The Powers of Doorways. Doorways, of course, today have a new role, as the locus where something deemed unpalatable by society, that is to say smoking, becomes a surreptitious group activity for escapee ‘puffers’. Studio links Andreas Gursky Joel Shapiro: An environmentally responsive house in ThiruvananthapuramKerala. John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin. They punctuate our experiences as we move from place to place.


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Brett Wilbur rated it really liked it Apr 17, From Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Spaceon opening a door; from Raymond Nuwin The Big Sleepabout the experience of entering a lush domestic conservatory; and from Isabel Allende’s Eva Lunaon moving from a jungle into a nuns’ cloister, Unwin opens a reservoir of literary instances that potently enlivens and charges up the purely architectural concepts he succeeds in portraying.


Contents The Powers of Doorways our sense of doorway two rudimentary doorways nothing an instrument of separation The Geometry of Doorways tending to the rectangular a frame of reference doorway axis the Cathedral, Cefalu managing the power of the doorway axis doorways and scale the propylaea of the acropolis in Unwkn Experiencing Doorways threshold transgression refuge changing how one sees the world appearance and identity the in-between doorways and the senses the thermal baths at Vals Lindisfarne Castle Organising Space doorway places where worlds meet admittance and defence doorways, doors and control Dunnoltar Castle a hotel terrace doorway the doorways of a house doorways and routes labyrinth entrances Doorwau Peter’s Church, Klippan Architecture Without Doorways doorways and denial the redundancy of the doorway?

A house in the Tsurukawa suburb of Machida-CityJapan. He quotes a passage from Jorge Luis Borges’ The Man on the Threshold from his The Aleph and Other Storieswhere the doorway becomes ‘a metaphor for a moment’ and the story, as it unfolds, itself becomes the veritable threshold of that moment, its very embodiment in the act of passing through.


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Be the first to add this to a list. Elizabeth marked it as to-read Nov 24, Eslam Moussa marked it as to-read Aug 06, Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. The dynamic experience perceived by Unwin at the cathedral of Cefalu in Sicily is reproduced first from his copious site notes, before being located in a drawing. Indeed, they combine to represent together a long overdue tool to understanding, in an ever more confusing world, the key elements of the art and science of architecture.

His entrance formed an atavistic sort of sealed box, projecting some three feet aimon so from the plane of the rest of the south-east elevation.

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Doorway: An Architecture Notebook by Simon Unwin (Paperback, 2007)

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