Under One Roof EPFL ArtLab in Lausanne by Kengo Kuma - Philip Jodidio

Under One Roof EPFL ArtLab in Lausanne by Kengo Kuma

Philip Jodidio

ISBN: 9783791358055
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: 2019


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This book looks at the architecture of ArtLab, an innovative facility in Lausanne, Switzerland intended to bridge the gap between science and the humanities on a university campus.

This superbly illustrated volume presents the ArtLab project, which highlights the intersection of science, art, and the public at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland. Designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, ArtLab is a symbolic place of art, culture, and technology. The project combines three structures: the first is a welcome area to learn about the university's research, the second structure is an exhibition space that hosts art installations, while the third pavilion houses the newly digitised Montreux Jazz Festival archives and a cafe. The three pavilions are connected, constituting a single building with a folded roof, a topographical flow, and a hybrid steel and wood frame. ArtLab is located near buildings by SANAA and Dominique Perrault, forming a new heart for the EPFL campus. Kuma's building, originally entitled "Under One Roof," is an example of how innovative, problem-solving, and adaptive architecture is transforming the world.

Book Features:

  • Located on the campus of Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Kengo Kuma's ArtLab is an elegant, low sliver of a building, overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond. Its linear form slices across the landscape, asserting the humanities' newfound role at this historically technical university.
  • The winning architect of the ArtLab competition was Kengo Kuma, a Japanese architect and professor at Tokyo University. He has his own architectural research lab called Kuma Lab. His architecture is known for the manipulation of light using different materials.
  • 200 colour images

About the Author

Philip Jodidio is the author of more than 100 books on art and architecture, including The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme and Afghanistan: Preserving Historic Heritage (both by Prestel). He lives in Switzerland.

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