Abris, kiosques, snack bars, stands de vente, arrêts de bus… Nous rencontrons ces petites structures tout au long de nos parcours quotidiens mais, tout comme l’architecture, bien que présents et indispensables, ils n’attirent que rarement notre attention. Ce volume de la série IN DETAIL étudie, entre architecture et design, les réalisations récentes les plus abouties et leurs détails de construction.
Shelters, kiosks, snack bars, market stalls, bus stops, telephone
booths, toilets, advertising columns, ticket booths, mobile tents or
housing units, emergency shelters, tourist information booths—this list
of small, autonomously functioning buildings could be expanded almost
infinitely. Small buildings shape our daily lives; they are found at
the nearest street corner; they are present and indispensable, but as
architecture they attract our attention only rarely. Yet these small
structures occupy a definite place in the infrastructure of the city.
Rather than focusing on the large attractions of architecture,
architects find many potential ways to ensure the quality of everyday
design hidden in these small, sometimes charming necessities. This
volume in the DETAIL series spans the arc between architecture and
product design, since not infrequently small buildings are located
precisely in the area of tension between these two professions, and
their successful realization is evident in the details of their