Grundkurs: What is Architecture About? Pier Paolo Tamburelli
In this collection of idiosyncratic lessons, architect and teacher Pier Paolo Tamburelli engages with the very foundations of architecture, proposing a series of new and open-ended perspectives on how we build the world. Developed for the ‘Grundkurs’, or ‘basic course’, at Vienna Technical University, Tamburelli’s lessons are presented through the annotated sketches that form the basis of his lectures – variously rough and precise, sarcastic and sincere, and always uniquely expressive. This volume is a rich visual sourcebook of architectural ideas that form an accessible and discursive introduction to the discipline – one which pauses on the road to grand theories to learn from the intuitive processes of notetaking, drawing, and association.