A Cube in Architecture, Nuclear Physics, and Astronomy

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A Cube in Architecture, Nuclear Physics, and Astronomy
by Rune Jakobsen

The book contains different architectural projects and theories and also studies in the production of energy and transport based on statistics and dynamics. The book is shaped like a cube, and its faces represent the six perspectiveslines, form, structure, forces, rotation, and balancethrough which architecture, nuclear physics, and astronomy can be observed, explored, and analyzed constructively. In this way, the morphological content of natural sciences can inspire the creative process and form the style and expression of architecture.

The political perspective in a development like this will affect mainly departments of town planning and environmental changes and will result in industrial projects in energy and transport. In this day and age, when global warming is a growing problem and more and more CO 2 is discharged into the atmosphere, those projects in energy and transport that do not use liquid fuel may have political meaning and effect. The ambition with this book, however, is limited to hopefully be a part of the debate in architecture about style, where functionalism and postmodernism seem to be a thing of the past in many ways.

About the Author

Rune Jakobsen is a writer and architect. From 1977 to 1980, he studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. From 1981 to 1986, he studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen. From 1987 to 1996, he studied nuclear physics and astronomy. From 1997 to 2007, the author traveled and studied architecture.

(2011, paperback, 310 pages)