As innovation and new developments in technology now follow each other faster and faster, making yesterday’s architectural fantasies today’s construction realities, there’s already a movement to return to the essential things in life: be it a quest for sustainability, which implies basic principles such as incorporating a region’s typologies and materials, or for reasons of expense, which often prompt a search for efficient designs or manufacturing technology, or even aesthetic requirements that allow people to step out of our increasingly noisy and heterogeneous environment. However, achieving simplicity in design belies the enormous amount of effort required to plan and realise these types of architectural designs.
In their essay “Simply Affordable”, Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz delve in to the definition of “affordable construction”. For them, affordable doesn’t necessarily mean reduced or lower costs in general. Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz define cost-effective construction as good architecture at a reasonable cost.
Building Simply Two
Hardcover, 23 x 29,7 cm
176 pages with photos and drawings