Exploring Boundaries: The Architecture of Wilkinson Eyre

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 - Architecture - 176 pages
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London-based Wilkinson Eyre have been drawing attention since the 1990s with a series of innovative and imaginative designs. This monograph covers the practice's work since 2000. During this period, their architecture has evolved significantly, but it continues to be distinguished by a willingness to adapt, exploring the boundaries between creative and scientific territories yet remaining specific to site and context.
This book offers detailed documentation of some fifteen buildings and structures, with special attention paid to the context of each design. Starting with the highly acclaimed Magne Centre and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2001 and 2002, it traces the practice's increasing international reach with projects such as the Tensegrity Bridge in Washington DC and the Guangzhou West Tower in China. Two essays, by Peter Davey and Kurt W. Forster, give a detailed analyses of Wilkinson Eyre's approach.
 

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Contents

The Magic Carpet by Peter Davey
25
Gateshead Millennium Bridge Gateshead UK 2001
37
Magna Rotherham UK 2001
59
Crystal Palace London UK unrealised
69
National Waterfront Museum Swansea UK 2005
77
Kings Waterfront Liverpool UK 2007
91
Bridge of Aspiration London UK 2003
103
Tensegrity Bridge Washington DC USA unrealised
113
Kings Cross Gas Holders London UK concept stage
127
Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth UK concept stage
133
Nesciobrug Amsterdam The Netherlands 2006
141
Brighton Marina Brighton UK due for completion 2012
147
Gatwick Airbridge London UK 2005
161
Illustration credits
173
List of staff
174
Acknowledgements
176

Schools for the Future various locations 2003
119

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Peter Davey ist Architekt und war lange Jahre Chefredakteur der Architectural Review. Er hat zahlreiche Bücher über Architektur verfaßt.

Kurt W. Forster ist Kunsthistoriker und lehrt an der Yale School of Architecture.

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