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The indispensable method handbook

9 x 9 – A Method of Design

From City to House Continued

Ed. by Eberle, Dietmar / Aicher, Florian


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    July 2018
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    A seemingly light-hearted method handbook for ascertaining complex conditions for the design Used as a textbook at ETH Zurich With contributions by Dietmar Eberle, Marcello Nasso, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Adam Caruso, Miroslav Šik, and more

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    An ideal design is site-specific, which is the only way architecture can create or connect with a specific sense of identity. This requires addressing the structural and local circumstances. This method handbook offers a playful way in which to systematically ascertain a complex framework and use it for your own design. The "9 x 9 method" takes all relevant factors and their alternate interaction into consideration: location, structure, shell, program, and materiality, all which, in a matrix with various intersections, produce exactly 9 "fields of action" for the design. The individual "fields" are not only illustrated visually with meaningful and eidetic pictures, but are also discussed in texts by leading specialists. For this book, the "9 x 9 method" was completely re-worked and redesigned. Authors: Florian Aicher, Jia Beisi, Adam Caruso, Dietmar Eberle, Franziska Hauser, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Michele Lanza, Arno Lederer, Silvain Malfroy, Adrian Meyer, Marcello Nasso, Fritz Neumeyer, András Pálffy, Miroslav Šik, Laurent Stalder, Eberhard Tröger.


    28.0 x 19.0 cm
    544 pages
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    Specialist Text

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    Dietmar Eberle, Professor of Architectural Design, ETH Zurich

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