The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture

The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture


  • Author : Manuel Gausa
  • Publisher : Actarbirkhauser
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 8495951223


The Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture Book Description :

Seeking to identify a new architectural will and a new social and cultural panorama, this volume aims to contribute to forming a vision that is global - but not necessarily absolute - of what is already showing itself to be a new architectural action, related to that coined as "advanced culture".

Gropius
Score: 5
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Gropius


  • Author : Gilbert Lupfer
  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 3822835315


Gropius Book Description :

Born and educated in Germany, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) belongs to the select group of architects that massively influenced the international development of modern architecture. As the founding director of the Bauhaus, Gropius made inestimable contributions to his field, to the point that knowing his work is crucial to understanding Modernism. His early buildings, such Fagus Boot-Last Factory and the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, with their use of glass and industrial features, are still indispensable points of reference. After his emigration to the United States, he influenced the education of architects there and became, along with Mies van der Rohe, a leading proponent of the International Style.

Total Housing

Total Housing


  • Author : Albert Ferré
  • Publisher : ACTAR Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9788496540880


Total Housing Book Description :

A unique inquiry into 60 contemporary housing projects, 'Total Housing' looks at projects that advance efficient urban living.

Placing Architecture

Placing Architecture


  • Author : Patti O'Neill
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : 0954791533


Placing Architecture Book Description :

This book is useful to students, architects, landscape architects, designers and artists in stimulating a dialogue about nature, design process, art and architecture. It applies an artistic methodology to architecture, works it through 3 examples, resulting in buildings connecting us to our natural landscapes and inspiring environmental awareness.

ORTLOS

ORTLOS


  • Author : ORTLOS Architects
  • Publisher : Hatje Cantz Pub
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062607737


ORTLOS Book Description :

Founded in 1998, Ortlos is a virtual office which deals with architectural topics, urban planning issues and interface design in general. This book looks at a dozen projects, dating from 2000 to 2003, which come from the virtual office.

Gran Mediterraneo

Gran Mediterraneo


  • Author : David Tajchman
  • Publisher : Actar
  • Release Date : 2019-03
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1948765012


Gran Mediterraneo Book Description :

In 2016, architect David Tajchman made public a self-initiated high-rise proposal on which he worked in secret during a few months. He decided to propose a new typology of skyscraper, more city-specific for Tel Aviv. Based on his previous observations that a new skyline is appearing in the White City, which according to his experience of the city and his knowledge of the local architectural history, does not take enough into account the 1930s and later Brutalist legacies. His yet unbuilt (but surely to get built) skyscraper is a spontaneous proposal from a foreign architect to the local decisionmakers, to open their eyes and their minds to other visions, for a more Tel Aviv-specific vertical architecture. The 'Gran Mediterraneo' has been widely published as an architectural innovation and has won several awards gaining international recognition, with the recent Architizer A+ Awards 2017 received in New York.

Large Parks
Score: 4.5
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Large Parks


  • Author : John Beardsley
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-26
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 1568986246


Large Parks Book Description :

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds to urban designs and state parks. Most critical studies of the discipline tend to approach it from a historical or contemporary perspective organized around criteria such as built versus unbuilt, urban versus peripheral, or competition-sponsored versus commission-based. Very few analyses have been undertaken from the seemingly obvious jumping-off point of size. In Large Parks, Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves present eight essays by leading scholars and practitioners that engage large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues oflandscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making are writ large. From historic parks such as New York's Central Park and Paris's Bois de Boulogne to contemporary projects such as Toronto's Downsview Park and Staten Island's Fresh Kills, to newly unveiled and yet-to-be-built projects such as Ken Smith's ambitious plans for the Orange County Great Park, Large Parks highlights the complexities and unique considerations that go into designing these massive and culturally significant works.

Architecture Depends
Score: 4
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Architecture Depends


  • Author : Jeremy Till
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262012539


Architecture Depends Book Description :

Polemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be.

This is Hybrid

This is Hybrid


  • Author : Aurora Fernández Per
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Architecture, Modern
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 8461464524


This is Hybrid Book Description :

This is Hybrid is a selection of the articles and projects published in the Hybrids series of the magazine a+t running over four issues, during 2008 and 2009. The prologue, written by Steven Holl specially for this compilation, puts forward the potential of hybrid buildings in the 21st Century.

The Elements of Modern Architecture

The Elements of Modern Architecture


  • Author : Antony Radford
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 050002362X


The Elements of Modern Architecture Book Description :

This book presents some of the world's greatest modern buildings, from 1950 to the present, dissected and analyzed through specially commissioned freehand drawings.