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More Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts
Editors: R. Klanten, L. Feireiss
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.
The design community’s preoccupation with space and building beyond the
limits of classical architecture is more fascinating than ever before.
Like its successful predecessor, Spacecraft 2 presents
projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles
and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of
This book showcases international projects by architects, artists
and designers all distinguished by the unconventional use and creation
of space. The dynamic range of work presented in this sumptuous volume
stretches the existing concepts of temporary architecture, thus
unhinging conventional definitions of spatial design.
Spacecraft 2 features modular ephemeral structures that
exist only for a limited time, such as pavilions, art projects and
exhibition spaces. They exemplify innovative interventions often found
in public spaces and urban environments. It also presents projects that
deal with the transient use of space such as studios, mobile habitats
and pop-up stores that either adapt to their surrounding environments
or are strikingly conspicuous.
This unprecedented compendium brings together an extraordinary
collection of projects by young and little-yet-known talents and
mirrors the exchange, communication and development that are engaging
contemporary building practices today.
Text and extracted pages courtesy of editors at www.gestalten.com
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