The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture

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Harper Collins, Apr 26, 2011 - Architecture - 464 pages

The abriged paperback edition of The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture presents sixty noteworthy case studies that showcase a complete and diverse range of structures worldwide--now in a more portable format. The case studies incorporate every type of architectural project possible-private, commercial and public-making this lushly illustrated, information-rich book a more widely accessible resource that architects and architectural students will turn to again and again.

Each case study includes a succinct description of the project at hand, listing its name, client, and location and presenting its unique objectives, challenges, and solutions. Every case study also features numerous full-color photographs and detailed renderings of site and floor plans. Finally, each case study provides a full listing of those involved in the project: the architectural firm and its participating architects; engineers; consultants; and contractors. The book features the work of world-renowned architects such as Gehry Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Daniele Claudio Taddei, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Philippe Starck, Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates, Daniel Claudio Taddei, Diller Scofidio, and others. Well-known projects include New York’s Modern Museum of Art redesign and Time Warner Center, England’s Selfridges Birmingham, and the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, MA.

This incredible volume is organized into the following categories:

Public buildings: Offices, banks, corporate buildings, convention and exhibition centers, research centers, factories, skyscrapers

Urban planning and transportation: Airports, train stations, urban transportation centers, bridges, communications towers, urban parks, peripheral parks, urban monuments and land art

Cultural facilities: Museums, art galleries, cultural centers and foundations, schools and universities, libraries, houses of worship

Public buildings: Auditoriums; theaters and cinemas; sports facilities; theme parks and attractions; bars, clubs, and game rooms; shopping malls; stores and showrooms; and restaurants

Private homes: Multifamily urban homes, multifamily suburban homes, hotels and residences, semidetached and row houses, single family suburban homes, single family country homes, single family seaside homes.

Future architecture: Art galleries, theaters and cinemas, and others.

 

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Contents

Cultural Facilities
93
Leisure Facilities
165
Public Buildings Institutions Offices
261
Homes
303
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About the author (2011)

Ŕlex SÁnchez Vidiella has worked as an art and architecture editor for more than five years for a number of art, architecture, atlas, and scientific publishers. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Sourcebook of Contemporary Landscape Design (Collins Design, 2008). He is presently the architecture editor for Loft Publications.

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