|aAnd now the ensemble!!! /|cedited by Miroslav Šik and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia ; [translations, Jennifer Taylor].
|aZürich :|bLars Müller,|cc2012.
|a71 p. (some folded) :|bill., plans ;|c24 cm.
|aTranslated from the German.
|a"This publication accompanies Miroslav Šik's official contribution for the Swiss Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition--La Biennale di Venezia in 2012." page.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aWhy ensemble? / Miroslav Šik -- Prerequisites : a legend / Hans Kollhoff -- The individual, society, and the architecture of the city / Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani -- City thinking and collective memory / Quintus Miller -- Designing an ensemble / Miroslav Šik -- The alchemy of the everyday / Adam Caruso.
|a"And Now the Ensemble!!! is intended as a challenge to architects, their clients, and commissioning authorities to understand and create urban development as a dynamic and collective work of art and to make dialogue central to architectural design"--Page  of cover.
內容簡介top Miroslav Sik 簡介 And Now the Ensemble! is intended as a challenge to architects, their clients, and commissioning authorities to understand and create urban development as a dynamic and collective work of art; in short, to make dialogue central to design. Design, atmosphere, and use can make every new building relate to its local surroundings. As a design process, this contextual expansion does not simply imitate the urban pattern, but interprets what is already there, to some extent modernizes it, makes the familiar alien by employing unusual atmospheric imagery, and ultimately transforms the accumulated chaos of soloists into an orchestrated whole. Miros lav Sik, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1953, is a Swiss architect, architectural theorist, and professor in the architecture department at the ETH in Zich.