Dirk Jan Postel has achieved a consistent and inventive body of work that has allowed him to stand apart from his contemporaries. This enlightening monograph explores some of Postels best-known work to date and demonstrates his affinity
with building materials, his passion for technology, his commitment to precision and the pursuit of perfection in architectural detailing. In collaboration with contractors, manufacturers and material suppliers, his experiments with new and unusual applications of traditional materials
, particularly glass, have resulted in a deeper understanding of the relationships between transparency and opacity, lightness and weight. These complex relationships characterise his buildings, from larger works such as the City Hall in 's-Hertogenbosch and the Castellum
Theatre in Alphen aan den Rijn, to the Dutch Ambassador's Residence in Beijing and even to his own home, which features a single, monumental pane of glass, and his office, where a glass...