The quadrennial contest for Swedish architecture in wood is one of the
greatest honors for that nation's architects; the latest competition drew
more than 200 entries. This profusely illustrated book, shot by
photographer Lindman, features the eleven top nominees.
Tadao Ando's sunken constructions are respectfully compiled and presented here by eminent architectural historian Werner Blaser, in a book from a continuing series of specific projects by noted architects. Illustrated with photographs, plans, and sketches of Ando's underground creations, Sunken Courts reveals an architect firmly rooted in the tradition of northwest Chinese earth dwellings.
Team 10, 1953-1981 brings together the complete history of this influential European architectural fellowship for the first time, delving into hitherto closed collections and archives, and bringing readers formerly unavailable documents and the insights that come with them. From the mid-1950s well into the 1970s, the ongoing debate on Modern architecture and the city found new life in this crowd of young architects spun off from Le Corbusier's influential Congres Internationaux díArchitecture Moderne (CIAM).
As economic problems make some shy away from grandiose, long-lasting buildings, a wave of new temporary buildings and architectural is sweeping over the planet. These can have uses from emergency relief to concert or performance venues.
Contemporary buildings, like contemporary forms of urban development, are major contributors to the environmental crisis. In this book documenting a major traveling exhibition organized by the Architectural League, curator and critic Peter Buchanan uses ten buildings that combine environmental responsibility and design excellence to argue that sustainability is not just good for the planet, but offers architects new opportunities for creativity and innovation.
This book introduces terraces and balconies from all over the world that have been created by well-known architects and designers and that are particularly original or successfully unite aesthetics and functionality.
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The American House covers houses and domestic dwellings in the United States from 1000 to the present day. This illustrated reference book features examples ranging from the Blackfoot Indians' iconic Tipi dwelling to contemporary buildings which mark the latest developments in American design and construction.