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Justus Dahinden

Justus Dahinden

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Justus Dahinden in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

) is a notable Swiss
Switzerland
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 architect
Architect
An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

, teacher and writer about architecture
Architecture
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

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From 1945 to 1949, he studied architecture at ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich or ETH Zürich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the City of Zurich, Switzerland....

 (ETHZ), graduating in 1956 with his Ph.D.
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Per definition, architecture is a service for the whole human being. As such, architecture includes a material and an immaterial aspect; ist has to meet rational and irrational requirements. (Architektur versteht sich als Dienstleistung für den ganzen Menschen. Als solche hat sie eine materielle und eine immaterielle Komponente; es sind rationale und irrationale bedürfnisse zu befriedigen.)

Justus Dahinden Man and Space - Mensch und Raum (Krämer Publ. 2005), ISBN 3-7828-1614-5

Spaces that trigger emotions alter the behaviour of people. Architecture aims at influencing human behaviour by space creations. (Räume, die Empfindungen auslösen, verändern das Verhalten des Menschen. Die Verhaltensbeeinflussung des Menschen durch die gestaltete Umwelt ist eine qualitative Zielsetzung des architektonischen Entwurfs.)

Justus Dahinden Man and Space - Mensch und Raum (Krämer Publ. 2005), ISBN 3-7828-1614-5
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Justus Dahinden in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

) is a notable Swiss
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 architect
Architect
An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

, teacher and writer about architecture
Architecture
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art...

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Life



From 1945 to 1949, he studied architecture at ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich or ETH Zürich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the City of Zurich, Switzerland....

 (ETHZ), graduating in 1956 with his Ph.D. In 1955 he started his own architecture office in Zürich. 1974 Justus Dahinden became Professor of Architecture at TU Wien
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute" , it currently has about 26,200 students , 8 faculties and about 4,000 staff members...

 School of Architecture, Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Founded in 1815 as the "Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute" , it currently has about 26,200 students , 8 faculties and about 4,000 staff members...

. He was Director of the Institute of Space and Interior Design in Vienna
Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, from 1974 to 1995. He was appointed Life Professor at the International Academy of Architects (IAA) of Sofia
Sofia
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 12th largest city in the European Union with a population of 1.27 million people. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.Prehistoric settlements were excavated...

 in 1988, helping establish its reputation as one of the leading architecture schools.

Justus Dahinden influenced the field of architecture with ideas which have resulted in numerous suggestions and impulses. The centre of Dahinden's phliosophy of the holistic nature of architecture is that it is a service to the human being. It is equally important to man as a physical and as a mental reality. In architecture the rational fulfilling of needs has to be complemented by taking into consideration the emotional world of the human being, whose state of mind and behavior are fundamentally influenced by architectural design. To Justus Dahinden architecture as a language is of equal importance to architecture as a function. From this he has developed a very individual theory about contextualism in architecture.

Dahinden has seen architecture as creation and evolution in the "law of the three" ("Das Gesetz der Drei"), and in doing so he provides a basis for regaining quality in architecture. His architectural architecture for non-integrated leisure time is contrasted with handlinh architecture for integrated leisure time. This contrast results in town-planning utopias. International relevance was given by the 1984 "International Conference "Man and Space" at Vienna University of Technology with Bruno Zevi
Bruno Zevi
Bruno Zevi was an Italian architect, historian, professor, curator, author and editor. Zevi was a vocal critic of 'classicising' modern architecture and postmodernism.-University years:...

, Dennis Sharp
Dennis Sharp
Dennis Sharp was a British architect, professor, curator, historian, author and editor.Dennis Sharp studied at Bedford Modern School and at Luton School of Art...

, Pierre Vago
Pierre Vago
Pierre Vago was a notable French architect who worked on the Hansaviertel in Berlin. Known Internationally as the publisher of L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui and General Secretary of the UIA...

, Jorge Glusberg
Jorge Glusberg
Jorge Glusberg is an author, publisher and curator as well as professor.Glusberg is longtime director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes MNBA in Buenos Aires and co-director of Comité Internacional de Críticos de Arquitectura CICA. In 2002 he was leader of the Buenos Aires Biennale...

, Otto Kapfinger, Frei Otto
Frei Otto
Frei Paul Otto is a German architect and structural engineer.- Life :Otto was born in Siegmar . He studied architecture in Berlin before being drafted into the Luftwaffe as a fighter pilot in the last years of World War II...

, Paolo Soleri
Paolo Soleri
Paolo Soleri is an Italian-American architect. He established Arcosanti and the educational Cosanti Foundation. Soleri is a lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University and a National Design Award recipient in 2006.-Early life:Soleri was born in Turin, Italy...

, Ernst Gisel, Ionel Schein and others.

Justus Dahinden created buildings all other the world so as Residential, Houses, Housing, Hospitaly (Holiday Villages, Hotels and Resorts and Multipurpose Buildings as well as a comprehensive portrayal of the church centres built in Europe and Africa. Planning and architectural systems developed by Dahinden himself have resulted in interesting solutions both in Europe and in the Middle East.

Justus Dahinden has received a number of international awards for his buildings and projects. The most prestigious of these ist the "Grand Prix d'Architecture" which was awarded in 1981 in Paris
Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

 for the holiday village Twannberg built by the Swiss Social Foundation. This prize has previously been awarded, for example, to the City of Amsterdam, to Le Corbusier and to the Government of the Punjab in India for the buildings in Chandigarh. In 2003 he was nominated from Slovakia for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture for the "Church of St. Francis Minorites" (in cooperation with -STUDIO FOR, Slovakia).

Dahinden hold several Honorary Doctors e.g. from FAU/ Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent...

, Comenius University Bratislava and CAYC
Art and Communication Centre
The Art and Communication Centre in Buenos Aires was initially established as a multidisciplinary workshop in August 1968 by Víctor Grippo, Jacques Bedel, Luis Fernando Benedit, Alfredo Portillos, Clorindo Testa, Jorge Glusberg and Jorge González. Since 1968 Jorge Glusberg is Director of the...

/ Buenos Aires.

Awards

  • 1981 Grand Prix d'Architecture 1981, CEA Cercle d'Ètudes Architecturales, Paris
  • 1981 INTERARCH 81, World Triennial of Architecture, Sofia, Medal and Prize of the City of Nates for Habitat in Iran
  • 1983 INTERARCH 83,World Triennial of Architecture, Competition HUMA 2000, Sofia, Medal and Prize of the National Committee of Peace of Bulgaria for the Project "Stadthügel" ("Urban Mound")
  • 1985 INTERARCH 85, World Triennial of Architecture, Sofia, Award for competition of projects and realizations, personal work
  • 1989 INTERARCH 89, World Triennial of Architecture, Sofia, Award for the Biography "Justus Dahinden-Architektur-Architecture"

Publications

  • 1972 "Urban Structures for the Future" Pall Mall Press, New York
  • 1974 "Akro-Polis . Frei-Zeit-Stadt / Leisure City" Karl Krämer Publ. Bern/Stuttgart, ISBN 3-7828-1018-X
  • 1988 "Justus Dahinden - Architektur - Architecture" Biography, Karl Krämer Publ. Stuttgart, ISBN 3-7828-1601-3
  • 1991 "M... anders /autrement /different. Migros-Zentrum Ostermundigen", Karl Krämer Publ. Stuttgart, ISBN 3-7828-1608-0
  • 2005 "Mensch und Raum / Men and Space", Karl Krämer Publ. Stuttgart, ISBN 3-7828-1614-5

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