DOSTĘPNOŚĆ: NA ZAMÓWIENIE Vinoly has designed a lightweight steel-framed column-free building with a wrap-around roof that also forms the walls. The structure floats on a concrete raft foundation over Roman ruins. The building's walls follow the landscape along a curving stretch of trees. At the entrance, huge windows invite the outdoors in and a massive canopy creates the illusion that the building entrance vaults unsupported overhead. Following a narrative beginning with the client's first wild idea and ending when the architect hands over the keys on opening day, this book features an eye-catching design that matches the drama of the building and includes personal contributions from the Uruguayan-born architect, as well as hundreds of sketches, plans and photographs.
DOSTĘPNOŚĆ: NA ZAMÓWIENIE Entirely self-educated, Tadao Ando is considered Japan's leading architect and his sublime buildings are located all over the world. This book profiles ninety of Ando's projects across the globe from the mid 1990s to today, including museums, convention centres, factories, shrines, residences, and corporate headquarters. Each building is beautifully photographed and is accompanied by drawings, sketches, plans, materials from the architect's own studio, and in-depth commentary. In addition, Ando has written an enlightening essay on his work. An up-to-date collection of Ando's works from the past fifteen years, this elegant book will please all fans of modern architecture.