There is growing interest in the work of Frank Havermans (1967). He constructs complex spatial structures using simple means, without the intervention of an engineer or building contractor. His work stems from a combined fascination with architectonic space and architectural structure. Besides this fascination, materiality and the production process play prominent roles in his work. His sphere of activity embraces the whole spectrum of architecture, from furniture and interior to installations, buildings and large-scale urbanism.
This monograph contains both a comprehensive documentation of all the imporant works created by Frank Havermans since 1998 and a discussion of the surprising approaches that make his work intriguing to so many architects. The book presents the maquettes and scale models as well as the final outcome, together with photos of the work’s materialization, a reflection of the pivotal nature of the production process. Intriguing project texts by Havermans himself explain how each work came about.
Published by Eelco van Welie, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam
192 p, ills colour & bw, 23,5 x 28,5 cm, hb, Dutch/English
Text by: Aaron Betsky, Jos Bosman, Charles Esche, Linda Vlassenrood, Frank Havermans
Coordination: Linda Schaefer
Graphic design: Strange Attractors Design
Image editing: Karin van Pinxteren
Photography: René de Wit, Peter Cox, e.a.
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