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This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment. Fifty projects are featured in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities on the buildings. Henry Plummer treats his subject from a uniquely authoritative perspective in which his words resonate directly with his artfully taken images.
New in paperback, "The New Mathematics of Architecture" is a survey of the most advanced contemporary architectural projects in the world that utilize new applications of mathematics for the digital age. From chaos to topology, from optimization to datascapes, architects have been designing and constructing complex, sublime and beautiful buildings that change the way we perceive major structures. This one-of-a-kind survey of 46 international projects, compiled and written by leading experts on architectural mathematics, offers a thorough overview of how recent developments in maths and physics are being applied to architecture through accessible illustrations, lucid text and hands-on experience.
The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Awarded annually to a living architect by an independent jury of experts, its purpose is ‘to honour a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.’ Architect is the first book to document what the Pritzker Prize laureates have said and written about their field, with a selection of their major built works, seen in more than 700 images.
Featuring 50 cutting-edge projects from around the world, this international survey of workplace design is the ultimate resource for anyone creating the workplace of today or tomorrow. Abundantly illustrated with plans and photographs throughout, the book is divided into three colour-coded sections. Part 1 showcases low-cost workplaces created for small companies. Part 2 is a collection of medium-sized projects, all of which place a strong emphasis on environmental sensitivity and getting the most from a restricted budget. Part 3 is a selection of offices designed for large companies; here too the aim is to be as eco-friendly as possible, as well as to provide spaces that promote productivity, creativity and enhanced interaction between employees.
For over twenty years, Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-born, English-educated architect, has symbolized the vanguard of contemporary architecture. Although only a handful of her projects have been built - all to great acclaim - her continually new ideas stun the world of design with their commitment to revolutionary forms. As a result she is one of the most respected architects in the world, with an enormous following of students and practitioners, visionaries and designers. In this book - the first record of her entire career - Hadid’s vision of architecture is revealed: at once thrillingly dynamic and intensely thoughtful. She has been asked to countless international competitions, and won many, the most controversial being that for the Cardiff Opera House.
An indispensable resource for professionals seeking to understand how colorful buildings can animate their environs and engage their users. One of the most appealing trends to emerge in contemporary design is the use of bold colors and patterns inside and outside buildings. Nineteen of the most exciting examples from around the world are presented in detail in this book, which focuses on the dramatic effect of color when used in facades, interior surfaces, and elements. Projects from leading architects include Alsop Architects’ The Public in West Bromwich, Jean Nouvel’s Agbar Tower in Barcelona, and Richard Rogers’s Terminal 4 in Madrid.
Sophisticated and enchanting, artful and eclectic, Paris is a city filled with high-class glamour and old-world charm, combining to create a unique style of interiors. From a heritage rich in the decorative arts, Parisians have an acute appreciation of objets and the ways in which they can enrich life. They have also a fondness for nostalgic items, from personal treasures discovered in the famous Paris flea markets, to pricey curios found in local antiquaires.
From chaos and complexity theory to topology, from optimization to datascapes: the design and construction of complex, sublime buildings that will change the way we perceive major structures. Ever since building began, architecture has relied on mathematics to achieve visual harmony, structural integrity, and logical construction. For most of the history of building, architects have applied the principles of Euclidean geometry, the description of points, lines, and volumes according to the three axes of space.
This is the remarkable story of one of the masterpieces of Islamic art. Made in the middle of the 12th century, this wooden pulpit, perhaps the finest ever seen, stood in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for some eight hundred years until it was burned down in 1969 by a tourist claiming to be acting on orders from God. Its loss to the Muslim world was immense and so the decision was taken by the mosque's guardians, the Jordanian royal family to rebuild it. Nobody, however, could have guessed just how complicated the process would be, nor how long it would take.
Modern Mexico is an exotic, sensual mix of cultural influences and a fantastically fertile breeding ground for contemporary architecture and design. Featuring the most striking work of architects and designers such as José de Yturbe and Manuel Mestre, Mexican Contemporary explores both the boldness of the new in Mexico and the vibrant and diverse roots to which it remains true. Mexico’s pre-Columbian civilizations, the baroque, tile-clad cathedrals of the Catholic conquistadors, and the rugged and massive proportions of the colonial hacienda are all visible in the work of Mexico’s modern masters.