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Once a Surface for symbolic expression – defining the way spaces are used, the “rules of the game”- floors in the 20th century tended towards a purely Cartesian surface, rational, undecorated, unloved, always perfectly flat, ideally soundless. Simultaneously with our neglect of their programmatic, s...

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Main Authors: Easterling, Keller, Koolhaas, Rem, 1944-, Boom, Irma, 1960-
Format: Otro (Other)
Language:Inglés (English)
Published: Venecia : Marsilio, 2014
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Online Access:https://biblioteca.usat.edu.pe/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=28335
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Summary:Once a Surface for symbolic expression – defining the way spaces are used, the “rules of the game”- floors in the 20th century tended towards a purely Cartesian surface, rational, undecorated, unloved, always perfectly flat, ideally soundless. Simultaneously with our neglect of their programmatic, symbolic, and haptic potential, floorspace became the dominant economic metaphor for architectural space: call it square meterism. But the square meter, in the parlance of real estate, is really a three-dimencional volume through the entire space. And the floor itself is actually a thick slab, sometimes a “false floor” containing mysteries similar to those of the ceiling.