Author: Boris Brorman Jensen,Geoff Manaugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788996450818

Category: Architecture

Page: 353

View: 4080


Citizens of No Place

An Architectural Graphic Novel

Author: Jimenez Lai

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616890629

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 4294

Citizens of No Place is a collection of short stories on architecture and urbanism, graphically represented using manga-style storyboards. Fiction is used as a strategy to unpack thoughts about architecture. Modeled as a proto-manifesto, it is a candid chronicle of a highly critical thought process in the tradition of paper architecture (especially that of architect John Hejduk and Bernard Tschumi's Manhattan Transcript). The short stories explore many architectural problems through the unique language of the graphic novel, helping usher the next generation of architectural theory and criticism.

Doctor of Horror

and Other Stories

Author: Graham Ingels,Al Feldstein,Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683961382

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 1589

This volume features Graham Ingels’s earliest EC crime and horror work. Highlights include Ingels’s very first EC story, a clever twist on “The Cask of Amontillado” that you won’t see coming, and more.

Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468302760

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 1302

Norman Foster is a phenomenon - as an architect, but also as an individual. He is responsible for a dozen or more of the most recognizable buildings of the last 30 years. Amongst many other buildings, Norman Foster is responsible for the design of Beijing's new airport, one of the world's largest, for the Rossiya tower in Moscow, in contention to be the tallest skyscraper in Europe until the credit crunch killed it, for one of the towers at Ground Zero in Manhattan, and for a crop of new towers in London. He designed the Reichstag, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banks headquarters in London and China, the new Wembley stadium and the British Museum's new court. Deyan Sudjic's insightful and elegantly written biography charts the remarkable life of one of the world's most influential architectural figures.

Architecture Concepts

Red is Not a Color

Author: Bernard Tschumi

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Architecture

Page: 776

View: 8809

Philosophy and architecture by Bernard Tschumi.

Hot to Cold

An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

Author: Bjarke Ingels

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836557399

Category: Architecture

Page: 712

View: 7600

Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have come to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) grand mission is to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity, but the kind of world we wish to inhabit. This book examines BIG's odyssey of architectural adaptation


1001 Building Forms

Author: François Blanciak

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262026307

Category: Architecture

Page: 114

View: 5728

Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down anew way to think about architecture. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, forit provides a discursive container for ideas that would otherwise be lost. Whatever genre it belongsto, SITELESS is a new kind of architecture book that seems to have come out of nowhere. Its author,a young French architect practicing in Tokyo, admits he "didn't do this out of reverence towardarchitecture, but rather out of a profound boredom with the discipline, as a sort of compulsivereaction." What would happen if architects liberated their minds from the constraints of site,program, and budget? he asks. The result is a book that is saturated with forms, and as free ofwords as any architecture book the MIT Press has ever published.The 1001 building forms in SITELESSinclude structural parasites, chain link towers, ball bearing floors, corrugated corners,exponential balconies, radial facades, crawling frames, forensic housing--and other architecturalideas that may require construction techniques not yet developed and a relation to gravity not yetachieved. SITELESS presents an open-ended compendium of visual ideas for the architecturalimagination to draw from. The forms, drawn freehand (to avoid software-specific shapes) but from aconstant viewing angle, are presented twelve to a page, with no scale, order, or end to the series.After setting down 1001 forms in siteless conditions and embryonic stages, Blanciak takes one of theforms and performs a "scale test," showing what happens when one of these fantastic ideasis subjected to the actual constraints of a site in central Tokyo. The book ends by illustrating thepotential of these shapes to morph into actual building proportions. François Blanciak is anarchitect and Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has worked for architectural firms inLos Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with architects including Frank Gehry and PeterEisenman.


Scenes, Actors, and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities

Author: Davide Ponzini,Michele Nastasi

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934684

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 3934

In recent decades, attention has been lavished on the role of famous designers and their spectacular architecture, not only in their profound effects on the urban fabric, but also in the growing concept of a city's brand. The narrative of the oBilbao Effecto has spread globally, leading to an environment in which cities compete for the highest-profile cultural facilities, skyscrapers, and amenities designed by star architects whom even casual readers know by first name- Frank, Bjarke, Jean, Zaha, Norman, Rem. Yet in many cases, these developments occur with little regard for their urban context, size, and functions in the global market. The spectacular, visually seductive proposals are intended to generate public interest and tacit approval, while attention to the rationales involved in such decision-making processes are constrained, or even tacitly or deliberately misleading. This fascinating study by urbanism scholars Davide Ponzini and Michele Nastasi seeks to explain and critique this growing global condition by revealing how starchitecture has been deployed in several key cities- Abu Dhabi, Paris, Bilbao, New York City, and the architectural microcosm of the Vitra campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. In all, Starchitectureseeks to answer important questions- how do architectural works get commissioned and procured, and what can politicians, city planners, architects, and engineers learn from the past and apply to successful city-making today?

The Fundamentals of Architecture

Author: Lorraine Farrelly

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373485

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 1634

Now students of architecture and interior design can get a full introduction to interior architecture and its history in one authoritative volume. The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture, the first in a series on the subject, is also the only book on the market that approaches the topic in a detailed, educationally focused way. Whether "home" is the simplest railroad flat or the halls of Versailles, interior architecture reflects our times. Discover the intriguing past and the exhilarating present of architectural interiors and furnishings, drafting and presentation skills, space planning, materials, lighting design, professional practices, 2D design, color theory, 3D design, drawing and illustration skills, and the use of CAD. A great price and handy paper binding make this book a must-have for everyone interested in how we live and work today.

The Eyes of the Skin

Architecture and the Senses

Author: Juhani Pallasmaa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119941288

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 2932

First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa's classic text, The Eyes of the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights.


An Infographic Look at Architecture

Author: Frank Jacobus

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676197

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 8316

This informative and engaging book uses a variety of inventive infographics to take an unusual look at architecture in a way that would not be possible with words and images alone. Through a variety of different infographics it compares, for example, the range of materials and colours used by different architects, the relative locations of their buildings, who influenced who, and which architects are the most discussed. It also approaches architecture from more unconventional angles with spreads that show the kinds of architecture favoured by dictators, the networks of love affairs that architects got entangled in; the defining facial features of famous architects and so on. Irreverent and entertaining, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in architecture or infographics.

Thomas Heatherwick


Author: Thomas Heatherwick,Maisie Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1580934501

Category: Architecture

Page: 640

View: 5904

"This is the definitive publication on one of the world's most exceptional designers."--Front cover flap.

Abstract City

Author: Christoph Niemann

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123205

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 6587

In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann’s hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night’s sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated collection of reflections on modern life includes all 16 of the original blog posts as well as a new chapter created exclusively for the book. Praise for Abstract City: “Everyday experiences—from looking at leaves to riding city subways—are funny and fresh and often a source of wonder when depicted by this brilliant graphic designer.” —Readers Digest “I will call Christoph when anything awful happens to me. And he will make me laugh like crazy about the whole thing. Because he is insanely funny and completely tenderly true. I love every column he did and will do.” —Maira Kalman, author/illustrator of And the Pursuit of Happiness “Christoph Niemann is the best illustrator alive. Every single time I come across a piece of his work, which is often as he either works all the time, or worse, draws incredibly fast, it is wonderful. While the rest of us are lucky to get a proper piece out here and there, Christoph produces hit after hit after hit. If he wasn’t such a genuinely sweet man, we’d surely hate his ass a lot.” —Stefan Sagmeister, author of Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far “Few books have more probingly and humorously gotten inside the mind and day-to-day experience of an artist.” — "What’s terrifying (to me, certainly, and possibly to many of his peers) is that nearly every idea he has seems to be equally well formed . . . once again, performing neat, virtuosic circles around the rest of us, to our delight." —PRINT magazine "Irresistible." —Very Short List “A masterpiece of sophisticated humor, this is a brilliant one-of-a-kind work.” —Library Journal, starred review

Verb Natures

Author: Irene Hwang

Publisher: Actarbirkhauser

ISBN: 9788496540217

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

View: 371

A series of projects, investigations and essays that explores the fusion of the artificial and organic, which produces new architectures, new possibilities, and new natures.

Delirious New York

A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Author: Rem Koolhaas

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934102

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 3301

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

Working in Architecture

Jamie Fobert Architects

Author: Jamie Fobert

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN: 9781908967305

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 4908

Jamie Fobert Architects (JFA) has gained a reputation for innovative and inspiring architectural design for houses, retail and the arts. Working in Architecture sets out to convey not only the finished product of an architecture practice but also to make plain the process of design inherent in the work. With introductory texts by Joseph Rykwert and George Baird, the book is divided into four parts, each of which documents a set of projects by JFA, following the sequence of the design process from sketches to development to completed work. The practice s residential projects are celebrated for their sensitivity to the historic context, which they sympathetically partner with contemporary design concerns. Retail projects, for clients including Selfridges, Givenchy and Versace, have offered the opportunity to explore new ideas and experiment with materiality. The firm has also worked with a number of artists and key arts institutions such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Frieze Art Fair, the V&A and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The practice has won three major public commissions for extensions to Tate St Ives, Charleston Farmhouse and Kettle s Yard Gallery. Following his graduation from the University of Toronto, Fobert went on to head David Chipperfield Architects Berlin office before teaching at European schools including the Architectural Association, London, and University of Lausanne, and establishing his own practice in London in 1996. JFA has garnered several awards including the Manser Medal; and the RIBA and English Heritage Award for Building in an Historic Context."

Architecture Éphémère D'aujourd'hui!

Author: Philip Jodidio

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836523288

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 1579

Here today, gone tomorrow: Architecture on the move As economic problems make some shy away from grandiose, long-lasting buildings, a wave of new temporary buildings and architectural is sweeping over the planet. These can have uses from emergency relief to concert or performance venues. Another fascinating area that is covered here is exhibition and fair design, a veritable treasure trove of exciting designs that come and go in the space of a week or less, to show fashion, jewelry or design. Fashion shows or art displays are all part of this dynamic trend that includes some of the great names in contemporary architecture like Zaha Hadid or Rem Koolhaas, but also many architects that you have never heard of until now! Featured architects and practices include: Werner Aisslinger, Atelier Bow Wow, Aybar Mateos, Cecil Balmond, Shigeru Ban, Bernardes Jacobsen, BIG, Alberto Campo Baeza, Carmody Groarke, Santiago Cirugeda, Coop Himmelblau, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ecosistema Urbano, Olafur Eliasson, Ammar Eloueini, Essentia, Established & Sons, Fantastic Norway, Mark Fisher, Massimiliano Fuksas, Laurent Grasso & Pascal Grasso, Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick, Institute of Computational Design, Toyo Ito, Adam Kalkin, Ken Min Architects, Koers Mulder, Adolf Krischanitz, Liu Jiakun, LOT-EK, MAPT, Miralles Tagliabue, MOS, Eric Owen Moss, NASA, Ivan Navarro, Jean Nouvel, OBRA Architects, OMA, OMD, John Pawson, Philippe Rahm, Raumlabor Berlin, Francesc Rifé, Michael Rojkind, Rotor, Tomas Saraceno, SO-IL, Tamassociati, Javier Terrados Cepeda, UNStudio, Helena Willemeit, Tokujin Yoshioka Text in English, French, and German