Thanks to our friends at Actes Sud publishers, we’re giving away four free copies of ‘Simon Vélez Architect. Mastering Bamboo’, a strikingly illustrated monograph on the work of the free-thinking and highly respected Colombian architect, with photography by renowned architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen.
Outspoken in his opposition to the destruction of Bogata’s old Spanish quarters, as well as to corruption, Vélez, the son and grandson of architects, has developed a remarkable and specific knowledge (collaborating closely with engineer Marcello Villegas) of working with bamboo, designing a series of vernacular constructions in diverse locations, all requiring remarkably simple tools for their building.
Authored by Pierre Frey, this book is a rare insight into the processes of an architect who has ploughed his own creative furrow.
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Editors: Pierre Frey, Deidi von Schaewen
Format: 19.6 × 25.5 cm
Features: 256 pages, 180 full color, paperback
Price: € 39.00 (D)