Books - Engineered Transparency: The Technical, Visual, and Spatial Effects of Glass Print E-mail
Monday, 06 July 2009 12:59

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Engineered Transparency :
The Technical, Visual,
and Spatial Effects of Glass

Michael Bell , Jeannie Kim

ISBN 9781568987989
8.5 x 10.75 inches (21.6 x 27.3 cm),
Hardcover , 272 pages
300 color illustrations
In print (publication date 03/01/2009)
A PAPress publication


While being praised by some and criticized by others, glass is undeniably one of the most used building material in modern architecture.

Glass is one of the most ubiquitous and extensively researched building materials. Despite the critical role it has played in modern architecture in the last century, we have yet to fully comprehend the cultural and technological effects of this complex and sophisticated building material. Engineered Transparency brings together an extraordinary, multi-disciplinary group of international architects, engineers, manufacturers, and critics to collectively reconsider glass within the context of recent engineering and structural achievements. In light of these advancements, glass has reemerged as a novel architectural material, offering new and previously unimaginable modes of visual pleasure and spatial experience.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 09:41
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Books: MUSEION KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 06:24

 

MuseionMUSEION

KSV Krüger Schuberth Vandreike
With texts by Mike Meiré, Michael Horsham, Dieter Bogner, Dan Graham

Softcover with flaps
30 x 24 cm broadsheet
144 pages with 150 col.
and 30 b/w
Englisch/Italiano/German
ISBN 978-3-939633-61-7

MUSEION, the name of the new museum building in Bolzano opened in 2008, comes from the ancient Greek. It also represents a program for the presentation and mediation of art in all its expressive forms. The resulting architecture is a convincing ensemble of museum, studio building and bridge as a public setting for art.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 19:24
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Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:06


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In his new book Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape, Peter Gisolfi asserts that the most successful architecture relates clearly to setting – to landscape. Landscape can be “natural,” “vernacular,” or “designed,” but it is the basis for all architectural and landscape architectural endeavors.

The book examines 40 of the firm’s projects, large and small, with site plans, building plans, renderings, and photographs. Unlike traditional monographs which are organized by project types, Mr. Gisolfi has chosen to organize the book by settings, based on the types of landscapes encountered: • Townscape is the landscape of cities, towns, and villages.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 08:46
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Books - Spacecraft2 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 10:08

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More Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts

Editors: R. Klanten, L. Feireiss
Language: English

Release: February 2009 
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 280 pages, full colour, hardcover

Like its successful predecessor, Spacecraft 2 showcases international projects by architects, artists and designers that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture. This sumptuous volume further documents a dynamic range of ephemeral structures such as pavilions, art projects and exhibition spaces as well as transient architecture including mobile habitats, and vacations homes that inconspicuously adapt to their natural or urban environments.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 10:34
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Books - Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture Print E-mail
Friday, 12 December 2008 02:10

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Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

By Kiel Moe
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Hardcover, 208 pages
A PAPress publication

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify current approaches to this exciting new field.

From museums to residences, from office buildings to universities and yoga centers, this book showcases twenty-eight examples of integrated design that cut across building types, budgets, climates, and locales. This is a well-written book with illustrated explanations of projects that have adopted sustainability at the core of their design. It features impressive range of diversified projects like the US Federal Building from Morphosis, Steven Holl’s Residence at the Swiss Embassy and Lehrer + Gangi ‘s Water + Life Museums.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 02:14
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Books - Weiss/Manfredi Surface Subsurface Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 05:59

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Weiss/Manfredi Surface Subsurface
by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi (Authors,) Introduction by David Leatherbarrow, Foreword by Mohsen Mostafavi, and interviews conducted by Detlef Mertins
11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.9 cm),
Hardcover, 208 pages
300 color illustrations



Since being founded in 1987, WEISS/MANFREDI has been dealing with a wide variety of projects in the fields Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. The firm judiciously transcends the virtual barriers that separate these disciplines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 09:08
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Eco Skyscrapers Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 February 2008 02:52

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 Eco Skyscrapers

 

Author/Editor:    Ken Yeang
Publication Date:    Published
Size:    266mmx156mm
Binding:    Casebound with jacket
Pages:    160
Illustrations:    Full Colour

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:49
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