Home  |  Sign in  |  Register  
Cart
 
 

SEARCH

 

BROWSE BY CATEGORY

Archaelogy
Architecture
Art
Artist Monographs
Biography
Children's Books
Contemporary Art
Crafts
Culture
Design
Environment
Fiction
Heritage
Literature
Museum / Gallery and Exhibition Catalogues
Painting
Photography
Poetry
Reference
Sculpture
Textiles
Women's Studies

BROWSE ALPHABETICALLY

Out of Print Titles

Mapin Anytime Stationery

Please note that some books from our list are not available on the website just now. We will have them online shortly.
 
Browse Category > Architecture > POPPO PINGEL
View image
POPPO PINGEL
Auroville Architects Monograph Series

by Mona Doctor-Pingel

Part of a series on the pioneering architects of Auroville, this monograph documents the work of Poppo Pingel.
More

Category: Architecture, Biography
Tags: architecture, Auroville, Germany, rustic
 
IN STOCK
229 x 229 mm | 9 x 9 in
Hardcover | 204 pages
229 colour photographs
113 black & white drawings
ISBN:
978-81-89995-51-5 (Mapin)
978-1-935677-11-6 (Grantha)?
 
PRICE:
Rs.1,950.00  | $50.00  | £35.00  | €38.00
 
SPECIAL OFFER:
Discount on online purchase
 
   Add to cart        
   
 
-
Table of contents  |  Sample Pages  |  Reviews
Table of contents

Foreword  Balkrishna V. Doshi   8
Author’s Note    10
The Context: Auroville—Unfolding of a Vision   14

I  From Germany to India 
Cacatum non est aedificatum  22
Formative years and early influences  26
As a carpenter apprentice  27
Studying and working  28
Coming to India   32
Architect-artisan  36
Archaeology  37

II Selected Works
Village Houses in Rammed Earth  44
Fraternity Workshops and Kindergarten   52
Miraonevi Nivas   64
Mukuduvidu and Studio Naqshbandi  Durganand Balsavar    80
Udavi School  Durganand Balsavar   100
Quiet Healing Centre and Apartments   112
Afsanah Guest House  Poonam Verma Mascerenhas  128
Suryamandalam: Tamil Heritage Centre and Museum    150

III  Personal Perspectives 
Poppo: The development worker  Franz-Joseph Vollmer    162
From part to the whole  Preeti Chopra   165
Poppo: The anecdotal man  Suhasini Ayer–Guigan    169
‘My Material Guru’: Poppo and Hugo Kuekelhaus  Elmar Schenkel    171
Unfamiliar messages—Architecture between Intuition and Craftsmanship   Brigitte Jacob & Wolfgang Schaeche  177


Chronology of Works  187
Contributing Writers and Image Credits   200
Bibliography   201
Acknowledgements  202

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
 
Selected Images
 

Description

Every year several hundred architects visit Auroville, in southeast India, searching for inspiration. This unique international township founded in 1968 based on the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother aims to be a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.

Part of a series on the pioneering architects of Auroville, this monograph is a comprehensive documentation of the work of Poppo Pingel (b.1942), an architect of German origin, who arrived in India in the 1960’s and stayed. Highly personal in his approach, his architecture challenges the senses with its rustic quality while responding to the climate, landscape and culture of the place. His architecture lies between the plastic and the elemental, the sensorial and the rational. His background in carpentry gives him a strong base in the materiality and at the same time his aspirations and nature lead him to go beyond the purely rational processes. There is a sense of playfulness, poetry and an element of surprise. His work is an amalgam of two cultures.

The monograph provides a bio-sketch of the architect and profiles select projects. Personal perspectives from former students and associates give insight into the multiple layers that define his characteristic architecture. The book contains archival photographs, contemporary images and architectural drawings.

The foreword by B.V. Doshi highlights the importance of Poppo Pingel’s architectural work in our times.

The book contains contributions by well knwon architects: Suhasini Ayer–Guigan, Durganand Balsavar, Preeti Chopra, Dr. Brigitte Jacob, Dr. Wolfgang Schäche, Dr. Elmar Schenkel, Poonam Verma Mascarenhas, and Dr. Franz-Josef Vollmer.
 

About the Author

Mona Doctor–Pingel studied architecture at the School of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad and later obtained a Master’s degree on Appropriate Technology at the University of Flensburg, Germany. She has an independent practice in Auroville since 1995, where she designs and constructs buildings, interiors and landscapes, while aiming to find the right balance between Man–Nature–Economy. From 1990–92, as a fresh graduate, she worked with Poppo Pingel on two projects—the Mukuduvidu house and Udavi School—both featured in this monograph.

 
 

Praise

"...his well-documented architectural buildings and complexes express a connection between earth, water and sky, between craft and technology and between within and without."
—Balkrishna Doshi in his Foreword

 

 

THIS BOOK

Imprint: Mapin

Rights Available

 

OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST

by Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Informs the general public about the discipline of conservation and rationale behind the successful conservation initiative.
by Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Catalogues the systems, tools, techniques, process and benefits of hand-crafting stone elements for conservation purposes.
by William J.R. Curtis
Doshi bridges the gap between modern architecture and the age-old lessons of India’s peasant villages and ancient buildings.
 
 
مدونة السفير دعم فني العاب واي