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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Introduction

‘A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through the measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable’ – Louis Kahn

Generally speaking, architecture books fall into three categories. They are historical, theoretical or, most often, they concentrate on providing an analysis and criticism of completed buildings. In this selection of projects, however, I have sought to highlight the process involved in taking an architectural commission from concept through all the stages of design, development and construction to the end result.

The most obvious way to chart this progression was to consult the architects concerned, and the pages that follow are informed by direct interviews with lead ...

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