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  3. Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture

Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture

  • 03:30 - 28 September, 2016
Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture
Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture, Courtesy of Unknown
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This highly anticipated monograph focuses on the architectural output of Enrique Browne, a talented and prolific Chilean architect and co-founder of Browne & Swett Arquitectos, based in Santiago. Over the last 40 years, this South American architect has been trying to reconcile natural and artificial worlds through architecture. They are one indissoluble unity. This book showcases in rich photographic detail how his innovative projects incorporate multiple environmental aspects that result in a complex, layered response to the challenges of place, form and identity in Chile.

Browne's practice has developed architectural designs in a diverse range of scales, with emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency. This volume delves into Browne's processes, such as developing variations of the "grapevine-structure typology" to create a "double green skin" as a green wall (or roof), to protect dwellings from the region's strong westerly sun; or combining vegetation and its oxygenation benefits with building to counter pollution; or using both artificial and natural light as a material for illuminating spaces or volume. This book also includes commentary on the new zeitgeist surrounding modernity and the impacts of the digital and globalized world on architecture today. Highly regarded, and a prolific writer and designer, Enrique Browne has a unique way of looking at the world. Showcasing the wide range of his design, this title is sure to impress.

  • ISBN

    9781864705713
  • Title

    Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture
  • Author

    Enrique Browne
  • Publisher

    Images Publishing Dist Ac
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Binding

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English

Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture

Cite: "Enrique Browne: Bringing Nature Back to Architecture" 28 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796013/enrique-browne-bringing-nature-back-to-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884