Post #7: EDGZ – Gesamtkonzept
Eric Tse
November 28, 2021

Inspired by the German aesthetic term, Gesamtkunstwerk (meaning "total artwork"), the G in EDGZ stands for 'Gesamtkonzept', or "total concept". Conceptual kernels come in different flavours: formal, narrative, materiality, and tectonics. The strongest projects address them all, usually in varying degrees, striking a balance between the theoretical and the experiential.

The most conceptually complete example I've personally experienced is the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel by Peter Zumthor.
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