More than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, and art - architectural concepts become veritable things unto themselves in the present tense. As astoundingly diverse as coMore than ever before, architecture at the beginning of the 21st century is changing and evolving at lightning speed. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, contemplated, and contorted - gathering up along the way fashion, ecology, politics, and art - architectural concepts become veritable things unto themselves in the present tense. As astoundingly diverse as contemporary architecture is, most importantly it is a reflection of what's happening right now all over the world, in people's minds and in the global collective consciousness. The many faces of world architecture today make for a mind-expanding book. Here you'll find the most recent work of over 60 architects and firms, including familiar names such as O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, as well as a host of newcomers sure to be the architecture-celebrities of future generations. Highlights include Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological Restaurant at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" proposal for the International Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular structure suspended over a lake, encapsulated by a fine mist of water, creating the look of a cloud hovering over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's remarkable Tate Modern. Proving that contemporary architecture is not limited to physical building design, New York firm Asymptote's Guggenheim Virtual Museum is also included, a place where visitors can take a cyber-stroll through rooms that are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." Presented alphabetically by architect or firm, Architecture Now! can be used like a reference guide, with extensive photographs and illustrations, biographical and contact information for designers, and a careful selection of today's most influential architects....
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Architecture Now! Reviews
an inspiring picture in a full page with the text only in the caption . That why i like architecture books . A time savvy .
True Taschen: big, colorful pictures; short, crafted text. Overall, I enjoyed the broad selection, even more so since I've seen many of these in person. Wonderful: Berger + Parkkinen, the Nordic Embassies; Santiago Calatrava, all; Alberto Campo Baeza, the plaza at the upper floor of the Center for Innovative Technologies BIT; Gehry's EMP; Jose Rafael Moneo, all; Neutelings Riedijk's building at the Utrecht University; and Williams and Tsien's Rifkind House. On the negatives, the selection for the Netherlands could have been better; I could have lived without the selection purely on interior design and transient architecture (hint: temporary expos); and the idea of virtual architectures seems to defeat the purpose of this collection.
How can to read this book? Help me!...