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Thomas Yarrow

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501738494

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501738494.001.0001

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Spaces Between

Spaces Between

(p.19) Spaces Between

Thomas Yarrow

Cornell University Press

During an audio diary, Tomas reflects on the difficulties of occupying, in his words, “the space between.” He is talking specifically about the space between a plan and a building, the endless decisions, negotiations, problems, and reconciliations that emerge in the effort to translate a plan into a physical structure. In his account it is an anxious space but also one where profound enjoyment and reward can be found. His reflections can be generalized to a larger truth about the nature of architects’ working lives. Much of what this book explores involves architects’ efforts to occupy spaces that are, literally and conceptually, “between.”...

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