Individual Architects & Architectural Firms

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    The evolution of Jo Nagasaka's design process is unveiled in a unique publication about his studio's work. The wide - ranging portfolio of th e Japanese firm Schemata Architects demonstrate s its strengths and inspirational vision . P inpointing the founder's creative spark is what this book is all about. Nagasaka's focus is often drawn to tired, found objects or unused spaces . Th rough investigations to seek modern solutions and pio neering re - purposing techniques , he manages to transform interiors and breath life back into objects . His projects range from large - scale installations and interactive interior environments to smaller - scale products. Revealing insights into his way of work ing, the book highlights new findings about how the designer is able to capture the essence of his thoughts and relate the key aspects of a project in creative and innovative ways. The articles emphasi z e the designer's concepts, giving unique insight into the firm's process from the designer's perspective.
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    The shopping mall is both the most visible and the most contentious symbol of American prosperity. Despite their convenience, malls are routinely criticized for representing much that is wrong in America-sprawl, conspicuous consumption, the loss of regional character, and the decline of Mom and Pop stores. So ubiquitous are malls that most people would be suprised to learn that they are the brainchild of a single person, architect Victor Gruen. An immigrant from Austria who fled the Nazis in 1938, Gruen based his idea for the mall on an idealized America: the dream of concentrated shops that would benefit the businessperson as well as the consumer and that would foster a sense of shared community. Modernist Philip Johnson applauded Gruen for creating a true civic art and architecture that enriched Americans' daily lives, and for decades he received praise from luminaries such as Lewis Mumford, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Lady Bird Johnson. Yet, in the end, Gruen returned to Europe, thoroughly disillusioned with his American dream. In Mall Maker, the first biography of this visionary spirit, M. Jeffrey Hardwick relates Gruen's successes and failures-his work at the 1939 World's Fair, his makeover of New York's Fifth Avenue boutiques, his rejected plans for reworking entire communities, such as Fort Worth, Texas, and his crowning achievement, the enclosed shopping mall. Throughout Hardwick illuminates the dramatic shifts in American culture during the mid-twentieth century, notably the rise of suburbia and automobiles, the death of downtown, and the effect these changes had on American life. Gruen championed the redesign of suburbs and cities through giant shopping malls, earnestly believing that he was promoting an American ideal, the ability to build a community. Yet, as malls began covering the landscape and downtowns became more depressed, Gruen became painfully aware that his dream of overcoming social problems through architecture and commerce was slipping away. By the tumultuous year of 1968, it had disappeared. Victor Gruen made America depend upon its shopping malls. While they did not provide an invigorated sense of community as he had hoped, they are enduring monuments to the lure of consumer culture.
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    Cool Contemporary Classic highlights 26 high-profile, highly-crafted and elegantly detailed projects from sectors including luxury hotels, private residential, and restaurants, bars and cafes by award-winning, London-based practice, Archer Humphryes Architects.An opening design manifesto by practice Directors David Archer and Julie Humphryes and an introduction by Pamela Buxton (London-based architecture and design journalist) are followed by texts by Edwin Heathcote (architecture and design critic of The Financial Times), Jan-Carlos Kucharek (senior editor of the RIBA Journal and editor of its sister title Products in Practice).A highly illustrated, 448 page title with beautiful photography, Cool Contemporary Classic illustrates the practice's approach to each project, the historical research carried out to inform each design as well as the attention to detail employed by Archer Humphryes Architects for each bespoke design. Through these images we learn how each of these projects, all produced over the last eleven years, have come together, and which elements drove their overall design. From designing projects to sit within public spaces to interior design, Cool Contemporary Classic examines a wide range of subjects and will be of interest to students, professionals and anyone with an interest in contemporary architecture, interior design and lifestyle aesthetics.
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    In this book, architectural specialist Bart Verschaffel explores numerous realised and unrealised projects of Charles Vandenhove. Not only does he investigate the way in which Vandenhove unites his modern and functional architecture with the historical city but Verschaffel also focuses on his cooperation with artists and his iconic postmodernism. For the first time we get an insight in Vandenhove's unique working methods by means of sketches that have never been published before, plans and photos.
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    The architectural use of fair faced concrete and the technology of concrete is analysed and explained in a clear, in-depth way using the examples of four buildings by the renowned Swiss architects Miller & Maranta. A special focus lies in the specific implementation conditions and the architectural results. The Volta school building and the Schwarzpark residential building, both in Basel, are presented along with the new construction of the "Villa Garbald" seminar centre in Castasegna and the Spirgarten home for the elderly in Zurich-Altstetten."
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    The clear and fundamental train of thought that forms the basis for every design by the London architects leads to projects that are characterized to an equal extent by the utilization and the location-specific, constructive requirements. A semi-detached house in London is thus transformed into a complex organism that is incorporated respectfully into the housing development. Text in English and German.
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    Preservation is Overtaking Us brings together two lectures given by Rem Koolhaas at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, along with a response (framed as a supplement to the original lectures) by Jorge Otero-Pailos. In the first essay Koolhaas describes alternative strategies for preserving Beijing, China. The second talk marks the inaugural Paul Spencer Byard lecture, named in celebration of the longtime professor of Historic Preservation at GSAPP. These two lectures trace key moments of Koolhaas' thinking on preservation, including his practice's entry into China and the commission to redevelop the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In a format well known to Koolhaas' readers, Otero-Pailos reworks the lectures into a working manifesto, using it to interrogate OMA's work from within the discipline of preservation.
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    French architect and designer Jean Prouve (1901-1984) was one of the most important constructors of the 20th century. Prouve's design innovations included cleverly-shaped metal parts for building prefabricated structures; he designed buildings and furniture that could be produced with economy of labor and material and efficiency in use, while maintaining high technical standards and quality materials. His simple and elegant style, while born from the desire for inexpensive production, has become an imitable aesthetic and has earned him a position as one of the century's most influential designers.This introduction to Prouve's work gives a profound insight into the variety of his oeuvre and the progressiveness of his inspirational vision.
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    For his entire professional life, British architect Cedric Price (1934-2003) reflected on the mechanisation of society and its effect on people's lives. In the 1960s and 1970s Price searched for a new language in modern architecture. His multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach and his sense of humour and self-irony, also with regard to his own profession, lead him into the fields of art and of social and natural sciences. Tanja Herdt's new book on the work and life of Cedric Price for the first time offers a comprehensive demonstration of his architectural concepts and social visions. Herdt focuses on his view of the city as a socio-technical system, the influence of product and everyday culture on architecture, and the role of science and technology in architectural design. Based on extensive research and drawing from rich and largely unpublished material, she features some of Price's well-known projects, such as Fun Palace (1961) or Potteries Thinkbelt (1964), in context with her new findings. Herdt's thorough analysis of his lesser-known works from the 1970s, including McAppy (1973-1975) and The Generator (1976), also questions the common perception of Cedric Price as an "anti-architect".
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    While A. Quincy Jones is most recognized as an architect of glamorous homes owned by Los Angeles' cultural elite, he was equally dedicated to less prosperous clients - middle-class families who were quickly populating the postwar Southern California landscape. As this fascinating book reveals, Jones and his collaborators were truly ahead of their time. Their vision of creating affordable, sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing structures prefigured the advent of several important architectural trends such as innovative and sustainable building designs, maximization of available space, careful detailing, and sensitive site planning. Filled with images from noted photographer Jason Schmidt, as well as with period photographs by Julius Shulman and others, this volume looks at every aspect of Jones' career. Original drawings, models, and furniture designs from the architect's personal archives illustrate a wide variety of projects featuring the hallmarks of Jones' style: soaring interior spaces, the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces, laminated timber construction, angled walls, and innovate use of concrete, redwood, and glass. Essays explore Jones' quintessentially collaborative nature as he consulted with other noted architects, landscapers, interior designers, developers and city planners to create buildings of lasting beauty and importance.
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    It can be said that those who know he works of Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), Ludwig Persius (1803-1845) and Friedrich August Stuler (1800-1865) in Berlin and Potsdam also know the architects' work as a whole in each case. The truly gigantic lifework of Schinkel extends from Aachen to St. Petersburg; Berlin and Potsdam have about a third of his work. During his short life Persius worked almost exclusively in Potsdam and its intimate vicinity; he was the King's architect. Stuler's work is found in a region extending from Cologne on the Rhine to Masuria, with some important buildings in Stockholm and Budapest as well. About a quarter of his work can be found in Potsdam and Berlin where Stuler too was the King's architect.
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    Material Operations investigates how the qualities of commonly available construction materials and modest but unconventional techniques may produce buildable, expressive forms with inherent structural capacity and evocative identities.
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    An artfully - designed book which tells O+A's design story in a series of twelve true tales - plus a bonus comic book in the middle of it all - that accentuate the company's spirit of innovation. Each story feature s a specific O+A project or series of projects and illustrate s aspects of the O+A aesthe tic and approach to workplace design. Using project photos, process photos, conceptual drawings, 3D renders and technical plans, the book gives a wide - angle picture of the design studio and a deep - dive look at its efforts to revolutionis e what work environments can be.
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    Published in association with the Architecture Foundation, NEW ARCHITECTS 3 showcases the wealth of emerging architectural talent in the UK. It provides a unique guide to over 85 of the most innovative and talented young architectural practices, many of which are destined to become the leading practices tomorrow. With this publication, the third in a groundbreaking series that began in 1998, the Architecture Foundation continues its tradition of championing new generations of architects and helping the development of many young practices. The first edition of NEW ARCHITECTS was cited by architects and clients alike as the one key reference source for the commissioning of public and private projects, offering a critical outlook on the buoyant UK architectural scene. The Observer newspaper said of NEW ARCHITECTS 2, published in 2001 by Merrell, 'In terms of providing an insight into future trends in architecture, it is hard to beat.' Today the UK scene remains lively and diverse with London marked out as arguably the pre-eminent international city for ambitious and innovative design. Yet it is still difficult for young practices to gain commissions. This brand new book, featuring practices selected by a jury of architectural professionals, represents the next generation of talent, and will be invaluable for all those interested in the best new additions to our built environment.The book arranges the featured practices in alphabetical order, and provides a comprehensive, independent expert assessment of each practice, along with contact details and a total of 450 colour illustrations of recent projects. Offering both practical information on how to get the most out of the client/architect relationship and an overview of the architecture scene in the UK, this book will not only serve as a reference for clients, advisers and urban planners, but also as resource to inspire readers and celebrate the value of high-quality contemporary architecture.
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    Building virtuoso: The exploration and iconoclasm of an Italian masterWhile some architects have a signature style, Renzo Piano seeks to apply coherent ideas to extraordinarily different projects. His buildings impress as much for their individual impact as for their diversity of scale, material, and form.Piano rose to international prominence with his codesign of the Pompidou Center in Paris, described by The New York Times as a building that turned the architecture world upside down. Since then, he has continued to craft many high-profile cultural spaces, including the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Morgan Library Renovation and Expansion in New York; and, most recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art, an asymmetric nine-story structure in Manhattan s Meatpacking District with both indoor and outdoor galleries. In New York and London, the Renzo touch has also transformed the skyline with the towers of the New York Times Building and the Shard, the tallest building in the European Union.This essential introduction travels from Osaka, Japan, to Bern, Switzerland, and through many cities, structures, and islands in between, to explore the staggering scope of the Renzo Piano repertoire. From the inside-out Pompidou to the airy shells of the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, this is a thrilling journey through the beauty of architecture, where, in Piano s own words, each time, it is like life starting all over again. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Architecture series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)"
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    Josef Frank is seen as an important visionary at the early stages of the Martynne movement, as well as an outspoken critic of its dogmatism. He not only left his mark on Viennese culture at the beginning of the previous century, but also on Swedish Modernism. The emphasis of this bibliophilic book is on Frank's later work - it introduces his late, unbuilt building projects, as well as his timeless furniture and fabric designs.
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    In this monograph, the firm's recent work is showcased, highlighting new residential, cultural, academic, and religious projects. Throughout the work, what stands out is the architectural virtuosity that marries the very best of classical architecture and modern design.
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    The buildings by this South Tyrolean architect, Walter Angonese, share a uniquely sophisticated structure. This stems from their close relationship with pre-existing components of their location; they grow organically within these specific parameters. The new building interweaves with topography, perimeter walls, and neighbouring structures to create new and powerful landscapes.
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    The Zurich architects Oliver Menzi and Philippe Burgler demonstrate their ability to balance function with their signature reserved style. They skilfully play these attributes off each other, creating attractive public buildings such as the school and sports hall in Matzendorf, and the parish hall in Wurenlos. Similarly, the recently completed new wing at the Felsberg school, Lucerne, is a small masterpiece that shows their mastery of interior space, exterior structure, and precision in detail. This small book showcases some of Menzi and Burgler's greatest accomplishments to date.
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    Chandigarh, built in the 1950s to a scheme by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret with their team of international and Indianarchitects, until the present day is regarded an icon of modernist urban design. Austrian artist Werner Feiersinger has recentlytravelled to the legendary capital of India's federal state Punjab. Inspired by Ernst Scheidegger's book Chandigarh 1956,he has put together a vast pictorial account of the city's famous architecture today.This new book features some 300 of Feiersinger's photographs. With the artist's view and based on his own creative experience as a sculptor, he shows the expressive sculptural qualities of the buildings. He captures the vivid atmosphere andvirtuosity of the place, and illustrates its continuous topicality. This artistic approach clearly distinguishes this book from previous publications on Chandigarh, most of which are of merely documentary character.The essay by Austrian architect Andreas Vass reflects on Chandigarh's history, its architectural qualities, and its futuredevelopment.
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    Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew's Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and published what is still the seminal work on medieval gothic art in England in 1900. Highly regarded by critics such as Ian Nairn, Prior is sometimes considered to have narrowly missed out on a place in the architectural pantheon of his age, alongside contemporaries such as Charles Voysey and William Lethaby. The result of extensive archival and field research, Edward Prior - Arts and Crafts Architect sheds new light on Prior's architecture, life and scolarship. Extensively illustrated, it showcases Prior's work in colour, including many of his architectural drawings and photographs of most of his extant buildings. Prior is the missing link of the Arts and Crafts Movement, in both a theoretical and a practical sense, as he was possibly the only practitioner who genuinely translated the artistic theories of Ruskin and Morris into architectural reality. He went on to found the School of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in 1912.
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    Le Corbusier (1887-1965) - visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, and also an accomplished painter and sculptor - made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. This new book, coinciding with a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, shows the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition. Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man offers a fresh journey through his work. While the modernist Le Corbusier who created Purist architecture is often pitted against the post-war Le Corbusier, exponent of a concrete Brutalism and more organic forms, the book demonstrates how his entire approach in fact was perfectly seamless. The essays are arranged in five chapters: The Constants of Eurythmia, The Housed Body, The Dimensions of Anthropometry, The Inexpressible Space, and The Universal Man. They are complemented by five visual sections featuring a wealth of illustrations, showing the entire range of Le Corbusier's unceasing creativity, and include much previously unpublished or little-known material.
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    Designing Spaces showcases the finest work from DP Design. This comprehensive book is packed with inspiration, ideas and details on designing spaces and infusing soul and character into vast spaces. This unique and engaging book illustrated how designing for an interior space can be a direct, strategic response to a building's intrinsic architectural form, functionality and user experience. Over 20 unconventional examples illustrate how, rather than treating interiors as isolated design projects, they are seen as extensions of the building architecture.
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    Renzo Piano has created some of the most emblematic buildings of our age, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London, the Parco della Musica in Rome, and the New York Times Building in New York City. Here, Renzo Piano himself - whose many international awards include the prestigious Pritzker Prize - presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a span of fifty years. Over one hundred works are described (almost twice as many as featured in the original edition that this volume supersedes), accompanied by over one thousand images, including new photographs, drawings and sketches, both intimate and authoritative, all with commentaries by the architect that combine personal anecdote and technical description with original insights. This is an unmatched introduction to the work of one of the world's most influential and inspiring architects.