Commercial and Public Buildings
Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz
The Book of the Museum
Hardcover ISBN: 8496540375
More than the document of a remarkable project: Buy Me A Mercedes-Benz shows how various forms of expert knowledge have been combined and interwoven to finally generate an unconventional, breakthrough museum design. Providing insight into the various ideas, experiences and ambitions behind the project, this book allows visitors to take the museum home. Through photographs, diagrams, text, and drawings, this book explains the unique Mercedes museum design model, developed by UN Studio: the digitally programmed, three-dimensional, cross-connected trefoil. Implementing this model has resulted in a building that radically breaks with many of today's architectural conventions, a building that is highly complex, but still maintains a strongly directional structure, which provides many surprising perceptual experiences.
Hardcover ISBN: 0811866114
The renowed architect's unique, inspiring, breathtaking portrait of more than four hundred famous buildings from seventy different countries is published here in fold-out format, revealing a panoramic view of a seamless skyline that includes the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many other landmark structures. 15,000 first printing.
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
Hardcover ISBN: 1580932703
Anthony Vidler, an internationally recognized scholar, theorist, and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, is widely known for his essays on the most pressing issues and debates in the field. This volume brings together a collection of such writings—including the iconic, long unavailable “Scenes of the Street”—into one volume. Scenes of the Street and Other Essays showcases Vidler’s engaging and accessible expertise on both contemporary and historic subjects that are relevant to today's concerns. “Scenes of the Street,” a multi-faceted analysis of city planning is one such example; other essays in this volume include “Unknown Lands: Guy Debord and the Cartographies of a Landscape to be Invented,” “Transparency and Utopia: Constructing the Void from Pascal to Foucault,” and “The Modern Acropolis: Tony Garnier from La Cité Antique to the Cité Industrielle.” Vidler writes in his introduction: In the following essays, I have interrogated the struggle for an urban architecture in the modern period, its critiques and aspirations, in the belief that understanding the historical dimensions of the debate will lead to a renewal of interest in an architecture calculated to redeem, if only partially, our “planet of slums” and its deteriorating environment; an interest that will not simply reject “utopia” out of hand or fall back into the complacencies of nostalgia. Written during a period in which the debates themselves were actively engaged by critics and supporters of modernism, they reflect contemporary issues as they search for their prehistory. As historical inquiries, they inevitably also engage the transformations in history writing itself since 1970, intellectual responses to the social and political conditions of postwar modernity. This fascinating series of essays on issues and figures is an invaluable resource for architects and art historians and enthusiasts of structure and substance alike.
West Beach Promenade / Paseo maritimo playa de poniente
Hardcover ISBN: 8492861770
For years, the Benidorm urban development model has been criticized for encouraging high-rise buildings, overcrowding and land speculation. Yet, in contrast with different tourist resorts, where the coastline is systematically being destroyed by invasive residential complexes, and where immense ghost towns are empty most of the year, fifty years after its inception, the Benidorm model might in fact turn out to be the most sustainable one on the Spanish coast. It occupies very little land and there is virtually no use of private transport as every point in town is only a 10-minute walk away from the beach.
Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship
Paperback ISBN: 097981071x
Starting with the basics and progressing through the details of advanced lighting design, this guide covers everything from lighting metrics (the measurement of light) to the classic approach to lighting and the all-important "jewel" lighting method commonly used where video is an important aspect of the production. It also addresses the study of aesthetics of lighting, including the use of diffusion and a detailed analysis of color theory and how it applies to lighting design.