Bracket at Extremes] includes critical articles and unpublished design projects that investigate architecture, infrastructure and technology as they operate in conditions of imbalance, negotiate tipping points and test limit states. We are conditioned, as designers of the built environment, towards the organization of people, programs and movement. Indeed the history of modern urbanism, architecture and building science has been predicated on an anti-entropic notion of programmatic and social order. But are there scenarios in which a state of extremity or imbalance is productive? Bracket at Extremes] seeks to understand what new spatial orders emerge in this liminal space. How might it be leveraged as an opportunity for invention? What are the limits of wilderness and control, of the natural and artificial, the real and the virtual? What new landscapes, networks, and urban models might emerge in the wake of destabilized economic, social and environmental conditions?
- A contemporary guide to the architecture of Florence, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works - The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit - Includes general information about Florence, and useful tips for travelers - Each entry includes a photo of the whole building, architectural drawings, a short description, and facts including architect, year of construction, address, website, and how to visit Florence is aimed at showing how one of the Italian cities most strongly linked with its past, the quintessential symbol of the Renaissance period, conceals a myriad of innovative architecture. Florence is not a static city. It has often been guilty of long delays and a certain lack of courage in assimilating new approaches, but its way of introducing contemporary architecture into a consolidated context, is unique. Changes with great impact began in Florence at the end of the 19th century with the urban planning transformations designed by Giuseppe Poggi. The strongly defined limits of the historic center became blurred with the demolition of the fortifications and the city was opened up to permit expansion. In the 1930s, the Rationalist design of the Santa Maria Novella Station introduced a new form of architectural expression into the historic center and outskirts of the city. This is the building that begins the itinerary proposed in this guide; a chronological, but also a physical beginning: a starting point for visitors to begin their architectural excursion.
Showcases IMAGES' strong talent for mining design information from around the globeProvides a informative statements on contemporary wayfinding design principlesCovers projects that range from exterior public spaces, such as gardens and parklands, to the exteriors and interiors of offices, medical facilities, shopping malls and museums, among many othersShowcases a graphic and highly visual collection that is inspirational and is a strong reference for architects, graphic designers, landscape and interior designers, and all who are directly involved in the built environmentsFeatures rich, full-color photography of contemporary wayfinding systems designed by an eclectic international group of designersModern public space requires wayfinding information that can help users familiarize or adapt themselves in new building environments. Wayfinding systems designed to fulfill the essential functions of direction, notice or explanation often absorb creative designing elements. This book is an informative and systematic compilation of many updated design works for wayfinding by international designing studios, ranging across shopping malls, gardens, hospitals, schools, office buildings, museums, libraries, among others. And the wayfinding design works represented in this book originate from their application in various public spaces. This book is a great reference for graphic designers, architects, scholars, or students majored in the design disciplines.
Envisioning what we need, when it doesn't yet exist: this, Thomas Fisher tells us, is what design does. And if what we need now is a better world--functioning schools, working infrastructure, thriving cities--why not design one? Fisher shows how the principles of design apply to services and systems that seem to evolve naturally, systems whose failures sometimes seem as arbitrary and inevitable as the weather. But the "invisible" systems we depend on for our daily lives (in education, politics, economics, and public health) are designed every bit as much as the products we buy and the environments we inhabit--and are just as susceptible to creative reimagining.
Designing Our Way to a Better World challenges the assumptions that have led to so much poor performance in the public and private realms: that our schools cannot teach creativity, that our governments cannot predict the disasters that befall us, that our health system will protect us from pandemics, that our politics will remain polarized, that our economy cannot avoid inequality, and that our industry cannot help but pollute the environment. Targeting these assumptions, Fisher's approach reveals the power of design to synthesize our knowledge about the world into greater wholes. In doing so, this book opens up possible futures--and better futures--than the unsustainable and inequitable one we now face.
Vision of recent buildings and projects from one of the most outstanding European architectural practices, also presented from a multilayered critic panel. to 2015, divided in types and thoroughly explained.Presenting architectural works at the time when they were been done is a critical question to understand, by specific practices, trends into our contemporarity. This book presents a full description of the projects by reelaborated materials (plans, texts, photos) producing a network able to transmit the qualities of the real architecture. Di erent contributions are theoretical. Coming from preeminent academicians, expand the arguments passing from the single cases to a category. With contributions of Erwin Viray, Manel Colominas, Richard Sco er and Laurent Stalder.
This book presents the work and the advanced studios of Gregg Pasquarelli in "Versioning 6.0," Galia Solomonoff in "Brooklyn Civic Space," and Mario Gooden in "Global Typologies. It features interviews and the work of the architects along with their studio projects.
How consciously do we experience color, light and space? Does a room seem too wide or long because of its color? Does the outside color scheme of a building anticipate the inside? When do certain colors oppress and when do they aerate or energize? Does a room improve with less or more light? How do colors influence our perception, alter the overall effect of a built environment and thereby shift the relations of space to our bodies? Friederike Tebbe examines the physical manifestations of color, their perceptions and interpretations. Tebbe is concerned with color perception as a primary proprioceptive experience, and integrates the insights gleaned from active research into her practical work in concrete architecture. This selection from both realms of her work provides a colorful range of imagery that is full of surprising transformations and ideas.
From the ancient Lighthouse at Alexandria to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, from the Empire State Building to the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the 50 buildings represented in this magnificent book leap off the page in words and more than 200 rich, duotone images. This unique volume includes facts-at-a-glance for each building, visual comparisons of heights, and quotes from a variety of architects and experts--all accompanying stunning full-page photos of each structure.
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Since the late 1800s, a surprising number of the most celebrated architects, along with their artisan-builder counterparts, have transformed the popular notion of the simple pioneer log cabin into a supremely crafted work of high-art architecture. Examples can be found everywhere from the skyscraping mountain ranges of New York's Adirondacks to the sparkling fjords of Norway, and well beyond. Despite the pedigree that comes with having been designed by a famous architect, not to mention their typically spectacular locations and profound sense of warmth and overall comfort, these houses have yet to receive the popular recognition, critical and otherwise, that they deserve. Many of the world's most renowned Modern-era architects have designed log houses, including Eliel Saarinen, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, R. M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, and John Lautner, among others. These examples, most never before published, are gathered here along with log homes by other world-famous figures of the design world, past and present, such as Gustav Stickley, Lars Wahlman, Robert A. M. Stern, and Peter Zumthor.