Tate & Snyder Architects: Architecture in a Sprawling Landscape

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l'Arca Edizioni, 2000 - Architecture - 99 pages
How does one create architecture in Las Vegas? This is the central question Tate & Snyders Architects have been asking themselves for the last four decades, concentrating more and more on the design of civic, educational and public buildings. They have used the design to make a civic language in a territory that is only just now reaching density of inhabitation sufficient to allow a particular identity to emerge. By fragmenting their building, by amplifying the rich desert colors present in the valley in which they work, and by articulating public spaces within structural webs, they are beginning to develop a built civic form in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Civic Architecture in a Landscape of Sprawl by Aaron Betsky
UNLV Architecture School Competition Las Vegas NV 1991

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Aaron Betsky has been Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam since 2001. Previously, he was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of a dozen books, including "Landscrapers" published in 2002 and "Three California Houses", 2003.

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