Powerhouse Company: Ouvertures

We are excited to share with you Powerhouse Company’s monograph of their work. We have featured their work before including the innovative Spiral House. Among the usual powerful rendering the book has sketches that express a sense of playfulness and fun. The essays in this book should not be missed. Interesting to us here at ArchDaily, Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard briefly discuss the impact the internet has had on their firm and the profession as a whole, both the good and the bad. A theme that jumps out at me from their text is the role speed has to do with architecture. Architecture is slow while the world is increasingly moving faster. We found much of the text fascinating and received permission to publish an expert from the book; it will be posted Monday so keep your eyes out for it. It should generate quite a bit of discussion.


007 The Sum of All Constraints: The Early Work of / Hans Ibelings

011 Bridging into New Territories / Boris Brorman Jensen

015 Ouvertures: The First Six Years of Powerhouse Company / Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard

036 Office Profile
038 Project Credits

042 Villa I

060 Spiral House
070 Denmark for All
078 Villa L
086 Moscow Penthouse
092 H2Otel

098 Villa V

106 Olympia Quarter Almere
110 Village House
116 Villa Neo
122 Dance and Music Center The Hague
130 The Fan Bridge
138 EUR Student Center
146 Victoire

Publisher: Hatje Cantz (March 31, 2012)
ISBN-10: 3775732705
ISBN-13: 978-3775732703

Cite: P, Amber. "Powerhouse Company: Ouvertures" 11 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=206546>