Morphosis, Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, California: Thomas Blurock Architects, Executive Architects

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Monacelli Press, 2001 - Architecture - 204 pages
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Morphosis/Diamond Ranch High School presents a detailed story of the design and construction of a single building, Diamond Ranch High School by avant-garde California architecture firm Morphosis. The volume opens with an interview with Thom Mayne, founder and principal of Morphosis and winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize. The interview outlines Mayne's working methods and chronicles his development as an architect from his years as a student through the realization of such influential projects as the widely published Crawford House.

The presentation of Diamond Ranch High School, a state-of-the-art public school in Pomona, California, offers a level of detail not normally found in architectural monographs. Here every crucial architectural decision is extensively illustrated with conceptual sketches, key working drawings, and photographs of the project under construction and after completion.

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Contents

A CONVERSATION WITH THOM MAYNE
9
COMPETITION SKETCHES
30
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
45
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

\Jeffrey Kipnis, professor of architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University and curator of architecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts, was formerly director of the graduate design program at the Architectural Association in London. He is co-editor of Chora L Works and a contributor to Autonomy and Ideology: Positioning an Avant-Garde in America.

Todd Gannon is a lecturer in architectural theory and design at the Knowlton School of Architecture and a project designer at Acock Associates Architects in Columbus, Ohio. He is co-editor, with Jeffrey Kipnis, of The Light Construction Reader, the second in the Source Books series.

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