Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand features an inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by more than 40 talented architects from Asia, Europe, the UK and North America. The powerful yet intimate drawings carry larger propositions about materials, space, and construction, and each one stands on its own as a work of art.
When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country--but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion. Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster's The Man in the Glass House lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man.
From the first European settlement in the seventeenth century through the skyscrapers and large-scale urban planning schemes of the late twentieth century, this book presents a broad historical survey, illustrated with images drawn largely from the rich archival resources of the Durst Collection at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Edge of Order offers a stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist's creative process. Libeskind opens the door to his unique creative process, guiding us through a selection of his projects never before collected - both built and unrealized, major commissions and unexpected favorites - and revealing how he arrived at their designs through text and a rich array of visuals, including drawings, plans, and photographs. With a voracious appetite for culture and history, and an encyclopedic memory, Libeskind draws on everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers to explain the way he thinks about buildings and cities.
Living in the Desert is a carefully curated and beautifully photographed selection of 50 architect-designed houses that reflects contemporary concerns about the unique challenges presented by life in the desert's sensitive environment. Each building, designed by established and well-known contemporary stars as well as emerging architects, includes a short text and several exterior & interior images of its structure and surroundings.
For six years, the AIA New York Architecture Dialogue Committee's "Cocktails and Conversations" series has hosted some of the most interesting and provocative practitioners we know to discuss what informs their designs. They shared insights about how to create form, how to relate new to old, what they learned from their built projects and ones unrealized. They talked about designing at all scales, from the macro to the micro, the role of drawing, and that of the client, politics, and the economy. They discussed aesthetics, color, and form. This book intends to inspire and delight while distilling the ideas presented.
'Naturally Animated Architecture' by Kevin Nute explains how the natural movements of the sun, wind, and rain can be used to improve the well-being of people in buildings and raise awareness of sustainable living practices. In demonstrating how buildings can be designed to reconcile their traditional role as shelter from the elements with the active inclusion of their movement, the book shows how, in the process of separating us from the extremes of the natural world, architecture can also be a means of reconnecting us with nature.
With the evolution of agriculture from a family-run, artisanal economy to an industrial scale activity, wine production was mainly concentrated in industrial style buildings lacking in any architectural inspiration, since it was limited to a purely functional role. Thanks to a series of social, economic, and also cultural factors, this trend was even completely inverted. The challenge now lies in creating wineries that are industrial buildings suitable for production, but at the same time evocative and engaging spaces, perfectly integrated with the landscape, so that they will not alter the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Showing a selection of twenty-eight wineries spread throughout Italy, this book is aimed at investigating the characteristics of every single construction, establishing and underlining the connection between the architectural structure and its role within the agricultural fabric.
Bauhaus Architecture contains an outstanding collection of photographs by the renowned architectural photographer Hans Engels and provides a detailed survey of surviving Bauhaus architecture in Europe. Focusing on buildings designed by Bauhaus members from 1919 to 1933, this book features some 65 famous and lesser-known building projects in Germany, Vienna, Barcelona, Prague, and Budapest by architects including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Arranged chronologically, Bauhaus Architecture offers informative commentary and site plans along with photographs, taken especially for this book.
Unboxing New York is a collaborative testimony to the realities architecture faces in the evolving landscape of New York City. In a collection of 50 short texts, richly illustrated with detailed diagrams and photo essays, ODA weaves together the stories, inspirations, and methodologies it has developed over the last 10 years to challenge the city's architectural conventions with an optimistic outlook.
Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture. By examining design principles that relate to both architecture and structural engineering, Andrew Charleson provides new insights into the relationship between both the technical and aesthetic aspects of architecture.
Combining a fascinating, thought-provoking and - above all - readable text with over 800 photographs, plans, and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike. Organized largely as a chronology, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, movements, and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences.
The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public's imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared.
Zaha Hadid (1950- 2016) was one of the most innovative and celebrated architects of our time. This comprehensive survey of over two hundred projects―from her earliest experimentations to product design, from speculative follies to large-scale built works―is a testament to the depth, range, and inventiveness of her vision.
The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.
This book explores Landry Design Group's recent work, defined by an eclectic range of references and styles. Emphasizing the unique stories that inform the projects, the monograph's 15 chapters-each dedicated to a single completed residence and opening with a conceptual sketch by principal Richard Landry-demystify the process behind creating the grand estates for which the firm has become known. From a modern steel and glass aerie perched above L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard to a lakeside stone villa in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, the houses selected embody the spirit of those who inhabit them.
Half design journal and half cookbook, An Architect's Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Through Design peeks behind the curtain into the process of creating magical culinary experiences both inside and outside the kitchen. In his first book, New York-based architect and designer Glen Coben brings us on a journey throughout New York City and beyond, delving into his architectural process and collaboration with some of the world's greatest chefs, including Mario Batali, Mary Dumont, Alex Stupak, Gabriel Kreuther, and more.
Hudson Modern showcases the stunning new houses in the Hudson River Valley that embrace their dramatic settings in this popular and culturally bountiful region. In this book the author has chosen 17 homes that exemplify a uniquely contemporary aesthetic unlike other New York area second home enclaves like the Hamptons and Connecticut. The book also looks to art and architectural experts such as Barlis & Wedlick, Drew Lang and Andrew Zuckerman for commentary on such far flung topics as affordable housing, subdivisions uneasy reconciliation with ecology and the area's expansiveness of nature juxtaposed with its proximity to New York City.
The Design-Build Studio examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. Together these projects serve as a field guide to the current trends in academic design-build studios, a window into the different processes and methodologies being taught and realized today.
Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings.
This book presents a series of contemporary, diverse and innovative design strategies that vary in form, function and design intent. The common denominator of all projects is the alternative and/or experimental approach of combining both private and public spaces.
Many who now age in place often experience greater social isolation and loss of purpose than residents of nursing homes. What is the shape of housing that accommodates retirement lifestyles for the 85 percent who do not live in the nation's top 50 urban cores yet desire greater cooperative structures of living in low-density housing? The book reworks components of the familiar single-family home to promote new levels of connectivity in neighborhoods once resistant to sharing. The traditional individual porch is rescaled to serve multiple units as a hyper-porch; garage galleries hydridize car parking to become mixed-use neighborhood work and maker spaces; and patio mats o er live-work venues within a compact footprint. All three strategies revitalize neighborhoods through return of informal economies and social networks.
Canada's BC Binning House is arguably the first significant piece of modern residential architecture in Western Canada. Still standing in Western Vancouver as National Historic Site, the house has influenced generations of architects and continues to do so today. While the house is beloved by a select group of architects, academics, and local heritage buffs, its subtle splendours remain largely hidden in wider audience. This book, devoted to this exceptional house, sheds new light on Binning's ingenuity. Orignial photographs and drawings are presented along with writing that analyzes in detail, the architectural character of the house that makes it so special.
Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.
After the Second World War, a divided Europe was much affected by a period of reconstruction. This was influenced by the different political systems in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, the focus was on cohesion in society and its cultural and architectural expression. In parallel to the rapidly progressing industrialization of the building industry, debates on the humanization of the built environment were led on both sides with great intensity. The volume shows how, on the back of existentialism, new monumentality, and socialist realism, quite similar concepts and strategies were developed in order to find answers to questions relating to adequate structures for new forms of community and identity.
Evoking Through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture is visually stunning, featuring built work and speculative projects, which highlight how contemporary practices are using devices such as spatial compositing, surface articulation and novel manipulations of materials in order to constitute spatial conditions radiating in delicate and sophisticated atmospheres.
Architects have been intrigued by prefabricated construction since the early twentieth century. Recent advances in design, engineering and manufacturing processes have led to a significant expansion in the use of pre-assembled components, which are fitted to finished structures on site. Collectively, such processes are becoming known as "offsite construction." A ground-breaking text, Offsite Architecture establishes the current - and future - state of thinking in this field. A range of the most highly regarded thinkers and practitioners from around the globe share their ideas and practical findings on offsite prefabrication, examining theory and practice, opportunities and challenges, successes and failures.
The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.
Cities around the world are growing at unprecedented speed. From Los Angeles to Shanghai, an ever greater proportion of people live in apartments, enjoying the benefits of urban density, superior services, public transportation, and easy access to the city center and countryside. Unfortunately, many apartment buildings lack quality and character, or are ill-suited to today's needs and lifestyles. This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance.
Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the practice, Craft Material Detail commemorates the innovative architectural firm Knox Bhavan. Included within the publication is an overview of projects that highlight the practice's considered approach to form, sensitivity to the environment, construction expertise, innovative use of materials and high quality of detail and workmanship.