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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Lars Müller (31 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3037782986
  • ISBN-13: 978-3037782989
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17.2 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ALFREDO BRILLEMBOURG was born in New York in 1961. In 1993 he founded Urban-Think Tank in Caracas, Venezuela. Since May 2010, Brillembourg holds a chair in architecture and urban design at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich. HUBERT KLUMPNER was born in Salzburg in 1965. In 1998 he joined Alfredo Brillembourg as director of Urban-Think Tank in Caracas. Since 2010, Klumpner holds a chair in architecture and urban design at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Andrew. S. Pearce on 2 Feb. 2013
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Bought this as a present for the missus at Christmas after getting many hints about it. I haven't read it, but she loves it and it sounds very intriguing from what she has explained to me. Not just one for the coffee table either, its apparently very interesting to read.
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I bought the book for it's photography (fellow countyman Iwan Baan) but was pleasantly surprized by the coverage and analysis of how the community originated and developed. Homegrown infrastructure and all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A very rich approach to a modern phenomena. 10 April 2013
By onon77 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was expecting a Photo book with some information on the circumstances that let a building like this to happen.
Instead I a detailed report about the building, the city, similar structures and the whole architectural concept of informal living.

The paper is not a fancy glossy one, so if you're like i was, expecting a book of nice photos you might go a little disappointed by the print. Otherwise there are some really nice pictures in it.

I have only browse through the book, and I'm going to give a detailed read later, but it seems to develop a lot in the current situation of this building and in city planning and re-thinking as well.

I recommend it more from an architectural/urbanist view then from an art/photo one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A great read for all planner nerds! 25 Nov. 2013
By Matteo - Published on Amazon.com
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Incredible narratives, photos, ideas, and a very good explanation of how the Torre David came to be, and what it might become. If you watch Homeland, this is the building that plays a role in season three. I stayed up almost all night reading this book. Really one of the most interesting books I've read in years.
Excellent analysis and images. 12 April 2014
By Maria Cristina Rojas - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent analysis and images. The book shows you by the excelllent pictures the real way of living of the community and question the architects role in the actual society.
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A victory of naturalness in the city. 23 Jan. 2013
By kim jae-kyeong - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a great work and good book. It is a victory of naturalness in the city. How inspirational work it is!
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