Torre David

Alfredo Brillembourg

Published by Lars Müller Publishers Aug 2012, 2012
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Neuware - Torre David ist ein 45-stöckiger Wolkenkratzer in Caracas, der aufgrund der Wirtschaftskrise in Venezuela 1994 nie zu Ende gebaut wurde. Heute ist er das improvisierte Zuhause von mehr als 750 Familien, die ohne offizielle Genehmigung in diesembesetzten Raum leben, der von manchen als 'vertikaler Slum' bezeichnet wird.Urban-Think Tank, die Autoren von 'Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities', haben ein Jahr lang die räumliche und soziale Organisation des Ortes untersucht. Anhand zahlreicher Fotografien von Iwan Baan dokumentiert dieses Buch, wie dieMenschen hier leben und ihre Infrastruktur selbst organisieren, von Friseursalons und einem Fitnessstudio zu Lebensmittelläden und weiteren Einrichtungen des täglichen Bedarfs. Dieses zum Nachdenken anregende Buch zeigt die informellen Gemeinschaften des Hochhauses und die Architektur, in der sie leben. Die Autoren möchten Denkanstösse bieten, informelle Gemeinschaften als Orte zu sehen, die Innovationen und neueIdeen generieren - im Dienst einer gerechteren und nachhaltigeren Zukunft. 415 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Torre David is an incomplete skyscraper in the center of the Venezuelan capital Caracas that has been occupied and reconstructed by local residents. Work on the building, named after the financial investor David Brillembourg, who died in 1993, was suspended during the Venezuelan financial crisis of 1994. After the office tower - the third highest in Venezuela - had stood empty for many years, it was taken over by the local population in 2008. The occupants made the building their own with improvisation and skill - it is a "vertical favela," now containing not just housing but also other everyday facilities such as an improvised doctor's office, shops, and more. Photographer Iwan Baan has documented Torre David and its occupants, creating a portrait that captures the contradictions of the place while at the same time revealing urban structures that have emerged dynamically and without planning.

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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Title: Torre David
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers Aug 2012
Publication Date: 2012
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