Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

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Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

Bruno Marchand, "Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann"
2008 | ISBN-10: 3764388358 | 144 pages | PDF | 38 MB

A pursuit in continuity. Graeme Mann and Patricia Capua Mann belong to those architects who share a same interest for teaching and practice, two activities that mutually enhance each other. They have taught at the EPFL in workshops with Mangeat, Chipperfield, Fretton, Campo Baeza, Zenghelis and were visiting Professors in 2006 - 2007. In their architecture, despite the fact that every project has its own characteristics and responds to a precise context, one can note a continuous and progressive research around the same themes: the use of strict geometrical principles, a creation of spatial movement enhanced by appropriate structural study, a sensitive assembly of materials and great attention towards the surrounding environment. Several of their projects therefore have a similarity, although expressing different features and characteristics: a new and original position in the eclectic ambiance which characterises the contemporary architectural scene and is the strength of significant buildings such as the sports hall in Villaz-St-Pierre and the college in Gland.