The architecture of Jacques Ferrier
Influenced by the critic Rayner Banham, by the work of French architect/engineer Jean Prouvé, and by his early experience of working with Norman Foster, Jacques Ferrier has developed a highly individual approach to architecture that seeks to harness technology in order to create buildings and urban environments that fully engage with the practical and emotional needs of people. By Dimitris Lempesis
Ferrier's work: a deep interest in technology; the encouragement of social interaction through the use of courtyards, walkways and loggias, and the use of an external perforated "Second Skin" that provides a filter for direct sunlight and an informal zone for social gathering while softening the transition from the building's internal space and the outside world.
This complete study of Ferrier's work to date in Europe and Asia includes cultural buildings, "Showcase" headquarters, public buildings, offices, colleges, research centers and flagship stores. It also explores the idea of the "Sensual City" that is central to Ferrier's philosophy, that all buildings should thoroughly engage with the cities they inhabit.
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