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Internationally renowned, Peter Rich's career represents a lifelong attempt to find a contemporary, yet uniquely African mode of design. This book follows the chronology of his work which emerges from a fascination with African tribal settlements, including his documentation, publication and exhibition of Ndebele art and architecture, and his friendship with sculptor Jackson Hlungwani. It explores what Rich calls African Space Making and its forms of complex symmetry; various collaborative community oriented designs of the Apartheid and post-Apartheid period, especially Mandela's Yard in Alexandra township; and finally, his more recent timbrel vaulted structures, constructed from low-tech hand-pressed soil tiles derived from his highly innovative and award winning work at Mapungubwe. The book shows how Rich combines these rich African influences, his sensitivity to the local context and his environmental awareness with Modernist principles.
A celebration of renowned sculptor and educator Kent Bloomer's work, examining the role of ornament in contemporary architecture and society Best known for New York's Central Park luminaires (1982), the ornamentation at Rice University's Baker Hall in Houston (1997), and his work on Yale University's Bass Library entrance pavilion and Sterling Memorial Library stairwell entrance (2007), the sculptor Kent Bloomer (b. 1935) has not only influenced the discussion around ornament in contemporary architectural practice, but has inspired developments in a range of disciplines that include history, music, art, philosophy, and biology. With a retrospective look at Bloomer's work as a point of departure, scholars from a variety of different fields explore his contributions to the history of ornament as both a social and an artistic phenomenon. Through the lens of Bloomer's groundbreaking oeuvre, this volume reorients the discourse of ornament from a contentious vestige of modernity toward its active relationship to architecture, landscape, urbanism, and a sense of place.
Over the course of twenty years, acclaimed studio Miro Rivera Architects has produced an innovative, refined, and imaginative body of work-both modern and respectful of time-honored building traditions-that embodies the particularities of place and blurs the line between art and architecture. The firm's diverse practice weaves together a commitment to craftsmanship with a honed sense of materiality and space to create structures at once elegant, controlled, and pleasant to inhabit. In all, Miro Rivera Architects has won more than one hundred design awards and represented American architecture at exhibitions worldwide. The first from the firm, this volume provides critical insight into the studio's creative process through texts, 95 drawings, and 231 photographs, exploring two decades of work that has helped bring Texas architecture onto the international stage. Featuring essays by Michael Sorkin, Nina Rappaport, Juan Luis de las Rivas Sanz, and Carlos Jimenez-prominent thinkers in urban design and architecture-and new images by renowned photographers Iwan Baan and Sebastian Schutyser, this book examines Miro Rivera's approach to Austin as a landscape city and situates the firm's work in a global context related to concepts of nature, urbanism, sustainability, and history.
Interior designer Isabelle Onraet's starting points are always the desires and wishes of the customer, from where a clear vision starts to take shape for the entire atmosphere, because a room is never a closed off space but is always part of a larger whole. That is why Isabelle very consciously designs with clear and sober lines. Her passion for noble materials, her attention to colours and the interaction and tactility of textures result in individual projects that not only meet the wishes of the clients, but are also very personal, creative and unique. No two projects will ever be the same. Every project - from residential housing to office and retail spaces - is given shape with the greatest attention and enthusiasm. This book is a cross-section of the best interiors and a magnificent inspiration book for anyone who loves beautifully designed spaces. Text in English, French and Dutch.
Point William is a place in Ontario Canada that has been occupied by First Nations for thousands of years. It is land that is part of the ancient pre-Cambrian shield scraped clean by the last ice age and adjacent to the shimmering waters of Lake Muskoka. Shim-Sutcliffe's masterful work at Point William intertwines landscape and architecture with ancient rock and water reshaping and reimagining a site on the Canadian Shield over two decades. Found conditions and new buildings are interwoven and choreographed to create a rich spatial experience moving between inside and out. Kenneth Frampton provides an insightful introduction with selected images and his own sketches framing a way of seeing Point William for the reader. Michael Webb's provocative interview with Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe describes their evolving vision for Point William and their two-decade journey towards its realisation. Acclaimed photographers Ed Burtynsky, James Dow and Scott Norsworthy contribute through their powerful images capturing the spirit of Point William through the seasons and over time.
First-ever monograph on Carlo Mollino as an architect. Demonstrates Mollino's prowess in architectural design. Based on extensive new research and drawing on rich archival material. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished images, plans, drawings, and documents. Today, Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino (1905-73) is known chiefly for his furniture designs. He is famous also for his erotic polaroid photography of the 1960s, which has been subject of many exhibitions and has lost nothing of its great appeal to the fashion world today. Much less attention has so far been given to Mollino's architecture, and a comprehensive critical study of his work in this field has been lacking. Yet his built work, although relatively small, constitutes a seminal contribution to modernism that is uniquely marked by a strong relationship with Surrealism. Based on years of research and drawing on rich archival material as well as on Mollino's own writings, this new book is the overdue tribute to an extraordinary personality in 20th-century architecture. It features an exemplary selection of his key designs, both built and unrealised, lavishly illustrated with images and reproductions of previously unpublished plans, drawings, and documents. Rounded out with scholarly essays by expert authors, this is a long-awaited addition to the library of architecture lovers, professionals, and scholars.
The fourth volume in the book series The Architect's Studio presents the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo. Kundoo is a much appraised architect, whose work aims to shed light on a scarce resource in our life: time. She sees time as a forgotten resource in architecture. Architecture is a process that embraces the present, the past and the future. Constructed as a journey through time, the publication explores how traditional Indian building customs, crafts and materials are integrated into Kundoo's current works. In general, Kundoo is concerned with using as few resources as possible in her architecture, and is attentive to traditional building methods.
The book revisits the history of the Modern Movement through the legacy of one of its protagonists, Gabriel Guevrekian (c. 1900-1970). Born in Istanbul, Guevrekian grew up in Tehran and then moved to Vienna to study architecture at the Kunstgewerbeschule; he later worked with Oskar Strnad, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, Henri Sauvage, and Robert Mallet-Stevens and among his famous designs are the Cubist garden for Villa Noailles in France and two houses for the Vienna Werkbund exhibition. Not yet 30, Guevrekian was recognized as one of the protagonists of the European Avant-garde in Paris. During the 1930s, he spent a few years in Iran to design public buildings and later, after the Second World War, he took teaching responsibilities in Europe and America. All his various pursuits, and the homes and nationalities he held in Asia, Europe and then America, led to a serial adoption of personae. He made every discipline meaningful, every city central, every period epochal simply by his own very tangible engagement with it.
Terry Farrell is one of Britain's most influential architects of the twenty-first century. Offering a compelling personal account of his life in architecture as an influential postmodern designer, architect-planner and principal of a leading global practice, this autobiography includes anecdotes and invaluable insights into Terry's life and work from the 1940s to the present day. An inside view of what it's like to be an architect at the top of his profession, this book also highlights what it takes to develop a successful international practice. - Offers the inside view of what it is like to be an architect at the top of his profession, including insights into the defining projects and watershed moments of Sir Terry Farrell's career - Provides the inside story on some of Terry Farrell's most significant buildings and projects, including Charing Cross Station, The MI6 Building, Alban Gate and Beijing South Railway Station. - Abundantly illustrated with over 80 images, including personal photos and images of key buildings
The pioneering British modernist architect Richard Seifert was one of the most successful and influential architects of his generation. During the 1960s and '70s he changed the face and fabric of London with a powerful series of highly visible and uncompromising brutalist buildings, including - most famously - Centre Point, the Nat West Tower and King's Reach Tower. Seifert is often described as a modernist version of Christopher Wren in terms of his impact upon the capital, building hundreds of towers, office buildings and hotels in London but also working in other parts of the UK and internationally. An enigmatic and determined figure, Seifert achieved much in his lifetime yet has remained a controversial and divisive figure due to his unwavering commitment to modernism. Both Seifert and his buildings have been attacked, with his work described as 'notorious' for its brutalist aesthetic and an arguable lack of contextuality. Yet in recent years there has been a noticeable upsurge of interest in brutalist architecture in general along with the beginnings of a re-evaluation of Seifert's extraordinary contribution to mid-century architecture and design: a number of buildings by Seifert and his associates have been listed in recognition of their architectural importance. Beautifully illustrated, this book records, analyses and celebrates a considered selection of Seifert's buildings, including Centre Point, the Nat West and King's Reach Towers, Space House, the Euston Station Buildings, the Park Lane Tower Hotel, Drapers Gardens, the International Press Centre, all in London, Wembley Conference Centre and Sussex Heights in Brighton, within the most extensive survey of his work to date.