Barents Lessons

Book Series on Architectural Research


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The book presents the two semester-works of the architecture master course of Harry Gugger at the EPFL. The three-part structure of Barents Lessons reflects laba’s methodology:

Part one [Analysis] presents a detailed, inter-disciplinary analysis of the region under five research themes and resulting in five “Territorial Constitutions” for the Barents Sea. 

Part two [Trip] documents a ten-day field trip in the region in February 2012. 

In part three [Projects] thirteen architectural projects are presented as a synthesis of the knowledge and experience gained.

Maps and graphics conceived and designed especially for this book — some of them on large-size fold-out pages — visualize the analysis, striking photographs document the field trip, and numerous plans and images show the architectural projects.