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Ouvertures – The First Six Years : Architecture Studio in Netherlands + Denmark

21 Nov 2011

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New Release : ‘Ouvertures – The First Six Years of Powerhouse Company’

English text (scroll down for Dutch):

First monograph on the multifaceted works by the young architectural office

Six years ago Charles Bessard (*1970 in Paris) and Nanne de Ru (*1976 in Wageningen, Netherlands) founded the Powerhouse Company for Architecture, Design, and Research, with offices in Rotterdam and Copenhagen. Featuring selected projects, from designs to finished buildings, this publication shows the architects’ special, so-called integrated approach. Through key concepts such as context, collaboration, design, or detail, Bessard and de Ru elucidate their understanding of contemporary architecture, which can fulfill the requirements of urban life in terms of aesthetics and function alike. In order to do this, the range of architectural possibilities does not always have to be exhausted; sometimes simple, high-quality solutions are preferable. This goal manifests in the Powerhouse Company’s buildings and can be seen in the photographs taken by Bas Princen and visualizations by MIR.

‘Ouvertures – The First Six Years of Powerhouse Company’
Published by Hatje Cantz Berlin
Texts by Charles Bessard, Hans Ibelings, Boris Brorman Jensen, Nanne de Ru
Graphic design by Margarethe Hausstätter
English
144 pp., ca. 130 color ills.
27.00 x 24.00 cm
Clothbound
ISBN 978-3-7757-3270-3

Dutch text:

NIEUW VERSCHENEN: ‘Ouvertures – The First Six Years of Powerhouse Company’

Eerste monografie over het werk en de brede visie van dit jonge architectenbureau

Zes jaar geleden richtten Nanne de Ru (Wageningen, 1976) en Charles Bessard (Parijs, 1970) ‘Powerhouse Company, voor architectuur, design en research’ op met kantoren in Rotterdam en Kopenhagen. Een selectie van 14 projecten, van ontwerp tot voltooid gebouw, toont in dit boek de bijzondere integrale aanpak van de architecten. Door middel van sleutelbegrippen als context, samenwerking, design of detail, verklaren De Ru en Bessard hun verhouding tot de hedendaagse architectuur, die nieuwe functionele en esthetische kwaliteiten kan introduceren in het moderne stadsleven. Hiervoor hoeft niet altijd uit de gehele reikwijdte van architectonische mogelijkheden te worden geput. Soms hebben simpele, hoogwaardige oplossingen de voorkeur. Dit streven wordt in de gebouwen van Powerhouse Company manifest en is zichtbaar op de foto’s van Bas Princen en visualisaties van MIR.

‘Ouvertures – The First Six Years of Powerhouse Company’
Uitgever: Hatje Cantz Berlijn
Met teksten van: Charles Bessard, Hans Ibelings, Boris Brorman Jensen, Nanne de Ru
Grafisch ontwerp: Margarethe Hausstätter
Taal: Engels
144 pagina’s, ca. 130 kleurenfoto’s
27 x 24 cm
In linnen band gebonden
ISBN 978-3-7757-3270-3

Powerhouse Company – Design Selection

Villa 1, The Netherlands
Villa 1
photograph : Bas Princen
Villa 1

Villa L, The Netherlands
Villa L
picture from architect
Villa L

XXLong Summerhouse, Schou, Denmark
XXLong Summerhouse
picture from architect
Danish Summerhouse


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