Redefining Brutalism

Author: Simon Henley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859465776


Page: 224

View: 7240


There is a genuine resurgence of interest in this period of architecture. Brutalism is a highly debated topic in the architectural press and amongst architectural critics and institutions who promote the preservation of these buildings. This book is unique in combining beautiful, highly illustrated design with description of both British and International brutalist buildings and architects, alongside analysis of the present and future of brutalism. Not just be a historical tome, this book discusses brutalism as a living and evolving entity.

This Brutal World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871080

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 9315


A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.

RIBA Book of British Housing

Author: Ian Colquhoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136368256

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 2799


RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as well as special sections on housing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The photographs and plans of historic and contemporary projects can be used to show design approaches to clients, committees and, in the case of regeneration, with local communities. Looking back into history will indicate which design approaches have been successful. This fully updated 2nd edition includes a new chapter on the development of design concepts and projects built since 1999. It illustrates current trends that have been developing since the turn of the new century, and emphasises the concept of creating sustainable communities. The use of colour photographs adds a new dimension to the first edition in making it possible to appreciate more readily the materials used in the design of the housing and its environment.


Concrete Architecture and the New Boston

Author: Mark Pasnik,Michael Kubo,Chris Grimley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1580934242

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 7318


"As a worldwide phenomenon, building with concrete was one of the major architectural movements of the postwar years, but in Boston it was deployed in more civic, cultural, and academic projects than in any other major city. From the founding of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in 1957 to the reopening of Quincy Market in 1976, concrete was used by some of the world's most influential architects in the transformation of Bostonucreating what was eventually referred to as the oNew Boston.o Heroic- Concrete Architecture and the New Bostonpresents the concrete structures that defined Boston during this remarkable period, showing the city as a laboratory for brutalism as well as more refined experiments in concrete structure. Concrete provided an important set of architectural opportunities and challenges for the design community, which fully explored the material's structural and sculptural qualities. Boston was at the forefront of architectural thinking, embracing this new material in a mission to expand and transform the city. With the vast amount and high quality of concrete architecture produced during the heroic era of modernity, Boston has become as significantly a con

Stirling writings on architecture

Author: Robert Maxwell

Publisher: Skira - Berenice


Category: Architecture

Page: 286

View: 8869


This series provides a survey of the vast body of theoretical work produced by modern and contemporary architects and examines the major projects and themes of international architecture. The written word thus becomes a useful means of studying and analysing planning processes and questions relating to the modern city and urban and spatial design. These publications are not just systematic collections of writings or transcripts of conferences and public statements but are also attempts by the architects themselves to reformulate their "oeuvre" and to produce new, unpublished work. The texts are accompanied by original illustrations, often produced specifically for these publications, and by critiques and bibliographies of the architects' work. Born in 1923, graduating from the School of Architecture at Liverpool University in 1950, James Stirling ranks as one of the most interesting figures to emerge in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. His activity lasted from 1950 until 1992, the year of his death. His work exemplified a continuous and undogmatic research, in which modern architecture is constantly redefined through the attention given to its social content and its physical context. In 1955 he founded with James Gowan the practice known as Stirling and Gowan, and at once, with their flats at Ham Common, they gave a new twist to the term "Brutalism," while with their Engineering Laboratories at Leicester University they reinterpreted modern architecture in Britain. Between 1964 and 1970 Stirling, working on his own, made fresh impact with designs for Cambridge and Oxford Universities, at St. Andrew's in Scotland, and for Olivetti at Haslemere. In 1971 heformed a partnership with Michael Wilford, who inherited the practice after his untimely death. Their projects for museums at Dusseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart (the Neue Staatsgalerie) initiated a post-modern architecture that never ceased to be functional and forward-looking. James Stirling was awarded the Alvar Aalto Award in 1978, the Royal Gold Medal in 1980, and the Pritzker Prize in 1981. Robert Maxwell was educated at the Liverpool School of Architecture, where he was a contemporary of James Stirling. After qualifying in 1950 he worked as an architect, and there are some six buildings in London that can point to as his work, including the river facade of the Royal Festival Hall. From 1958 he taught architecture, first at the Architectural Association, then at the Bartlett School, University College, London. In 1982 he was appointed Dean of Architecture at Princeton University, where he is now Professor of Architecture Emeritus. Among his many books and publications are "New British Architecture," 1972, and "The Two-Way Stretch: Modernism, Tradition and Innovation," 1996.

The Architecture of Parking

Author: Simon Henley,Sue Barr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287965

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6805


Showcases the forefront car-housing designs of contemporary architects, from the classic circular Marina City tower in Chicago to the Parcheggio Nuovo Salario under construction in Rome, in a visual survey that documents the influence of aesthetic parking garage design.

The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276133

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 694


"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily " the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal "For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

Narrative Architecture

A Designer's Story

Author: Sylvain De Bleeckere,Sebastiaan Gerards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317481194

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 7314


Narrative Architecture explores the postmodern concept of narrative architecture from four perspectives: thinking, imagining, educating, and designing, to give you an original view on our postmodern era and architectural culture. Authors Sylvain De Bleeckere and Sebastiaan Gerards outline the ideas of thinkers, such as Edmund Husserl, Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, and Peter Sloterdijk, and explore important work of famous architects, such as Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry, as well as rather underestimated architects like Günter Behnisch and Sep Ruf. With more than 100 black and white images this book will help you to adopt the design method in your own work.

Louis I. Kahn

Beyond Time and Style : a Life in Architecture

Author: Carter Wiseman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393731651

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

View: 8846


A biographical portrait of Louis I. Kahn reassesses the role of the acclaimed architect in transforming twentieth-century architecture by translating a reverence for history and historical forms into a uniquely contemporary idiom and looks at Kahn's rise to the pinnacle of international architecture, his personal relationships with his clients, and his turbulent romantic life.

Living in Information

Responsible Design for Digital Places

Author: Jorge Arango

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820942

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 1388


Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank, learn, gossip, and select our leaders there. But many of these places weren’t intended to support these activities. Instead, they're designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder. Living in Information draws upon architecture as a way to design information environments that serve our humanity.

Building Art

The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 8796


From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Building Art shows the full range of Gehry’s work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry’s own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry’s sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Although Gehry’s architecture has been written about widely, the story of his life has never been told in full detail. Here we come to know his Jewish immigrant family, his working-class Toronto childhood, his hours spent playing with blocks on his grandmother’s kitchen floor, his move to Los Angeles when he was still a teenager, and how he came, unexpectedly, to end up in architecture school. Most important, Building Art presents and evaluates Gehry’s lifetime of work in conjunction with his entire life story, including his time in the army and at Harvard, his long relationship with his psychiatrist and the impact it had on his work, and his two marriages and four children. It analyzes his carefully crafted persona, in which a casual, amiable “aw, shucks” surface masks a driving and intense ambition. And it explores his relationship to Los Angeles and how its position as home to outsider artists gave him the freedom in his formative years to make the innovations that characterize his genius. Finally, it discusses his interest in using technology not just to change the way a building looks but to change the way the whole profession of architecture is practiced. At once a sweeping view of a great architect and an intimate look at creative genius, Building Art is in many ways the saga of the architectural milieu of the twenty-first century. But most of all it is the compelling story of the man who first comes to mind when we think of the lasting possibilities of buildings as art. From the Hardcover edition.

See Yourself Sensing

Redefining Human Perception

Author: Madeline Schwartzman

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907317293

Category: Art

Page: 190

View: 5831


" ... Is the first book to survey the intersection between design, the body, science and the senses, from the utopian pods and head gear of the 1960s, to the high-tech prostheses, wearable computing, implants, and interfaces between computers and humans of the past decade ..."--Introduction, p. 6.

Style Council

Inspirational Interiors in Ex-Council Homes

Author: Sarah Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521238

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 2509


With a foreword by Wayne Hemingway MBE and an introduction by Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, Style Council brings together an inspirational and eclectic selection of interiors from a generation of homeowners who are redefining the status of local-authority architecture. From covetable apartments in hip Brutalist high-rises to rural cottages with roses around the door, Style Council peeks behind the curtains of the often unappreciated former council home, into the lives of the creative and resourceful people who live there. The homes featured are unique, yet bound by an upcycling ethos, an innate sense of style and the triumph of dash over cash. Style Council is an essential sourcebook and a goody-bag of ideas for anyone wanting to do up their home – ex-council or not – in style. The book features 15 homes across the UK, with full-colour interior photography by Sarah Cuttle.

Urban Appropriation Strategies

Exploring Space-making Practices in Contemporary European Cityscapes

Author: Flavia Alice Mameli,Franziska Polleter,Mathilda Rosengren,Josefine Sarkez-Knudsen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839441706

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 2824


In the past years, the transiency of European city-making and dwelling has become increasingly hard to disregard. This urban flux calls for a methodological rethinking for those professionals, social and natural scientists, artists, and activists, with an interest in the processes of remaking and reclaiming urban space. With a practical and empirical emphasis, this anthology brings forth a variety of perspectives on urban appropriation strategies, their relation to public space-making, and their implications for future city development, exploring how ideas and practices of appropriation inform and relate to cultural narratives, politico-historical occasions as well as socio-ecological expressions.

Raw Concrete

The Beauty of Brutalism

Author: Barnabas Calder

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0434022446

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

View: 7433


'Brilliant' Elain Harwood 'Part history, part aesthetic autobiography, wholly engaging and liable to convince those procrastinators sitting (uncomfortably) on the concrete fence' Jonathan Meades 'A learned and passionate book' Simon Bradley, author of The Railways 'A compelling and evocative read, meticulously researched, and filled with insight and passion' Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts The raw concrete buildings of the 1960s constitute the greatest flowering of architecture the world has ever seen. The biggest construction boom in history promoted unprecedented technological innovation and an explosion of competitive creativity amongst architects, engineers and concrete-workers. The Brutalist style was the result. Today, after several decades in the shadows, attitudes towards Brutalism are slowly changing, but it is a movement that is still overlooked, and grossly underrated. Raw Concrete overturns the perception of Brutalist buildings as the penny-pinching, utilitarian products of dutiful social concern. Instead it looks a little closer, uncovering the luxuriously skilled craft and daring engineering with which the best buildings of the 1960s came into being: magnificent architectural visions serving clients rich and poor, radical and conservative. Beginning in a tiny hermitage on the remote north Scottish coast, and ending up backstage at the National Theatre, Raw Concrete embarks on a wide-ranging journey through Britain over the past sixty years, stopping to examine how eight extraordinary buildings were made - from commission to construction - why they have been so vilified, and why they are beginning to be loved. In it, Barnabas Calder puts forward a powerful case: Brutalism is the best architecture there has ever been, and perhaps the best there ever will be.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Leading Architects of the World

Author: Images Publishing Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781864706994


Page: 256

View: 6995


* This book explores the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects award-winning, sophisticated and compelling designs * Zaha Hadid Architects is part of the Leading Architects series, which will showcase the most progressive, renowned architects throughout the world * This book showcases Zaha Hadid Architects' strong portfolio across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design Projects featured include urban manifestos, national museums, world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments This book celebrates and showcases the extraordinary creative works of one of the world's leading architects, Zaha Hadid. Her architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, specializes in highly sophisticated, innovative and award-winning design within the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. This firm is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies, resulting in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid Architects creates transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that are in complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, this book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of Zaha Hadid Architects' architectural solutions.


Author: Billy Reading

Publisher: Britain's Heritage

ISBN: 9781445675527

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 9656


No style has divided opinion more than brutalism. But now, fifty years since the heyday of the style, Brutalist buildings are more popular than they have ever been. This is the perfect introduction to Britain's Brutalist monuments.

The elegant shed

New Zealand architecture since 1945

Author: David Mitchell,Gillian Chaplin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Architecture

Page: 112

View: 9627


Rough Luxe Design

The New Love of Old

Author: Kahi Lee

Publisher: Curated Collection

ISBN: 9780983083122

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 341

View: 8833


The worn, vintage and unfinished look of 'rough luxe' is more than just the masculine side of shabby chic. It creates the kind of authenticity that is unscripted history in physical form. It reinvents the past by redefining luxury today. Here design rejects minimalism and extravagance and celebrates imperfection. It is the embodiment of real at a time when the unexpected and the surprising is valued higher than pristine and probable. Design elements are washed and worn with history, reminding us of bygone times with an industrial look into the future. Fabrics are distressed over immaculate furnishings, painted walls are faded like expressionist fine art, and perfectly torn wallpaper shows the multiple years of its story. ROUGH LUXE DESIGN features the most exclusive list of interior designers, furniture purveyors, industrial designers, and trend-setting entrepreneurs responsible for bringing "rough luxury" into the cultural consciousness. This beautifully illustrated book showcases the best examples of how the masterful staging of raw imperfection can fulfill the desire for a luxury design.

Riba Sub-Consultant Agreement 2010 (2012 Revision)

Author: Riba

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859464571

Category: Architecture

Page: 28

View: 6262


The RIBA Sub-consultant Agreement 2010 (2012 revision) has been rigorously checked for legal accuracy. Formally recommended by the RIBA and readily tailored to the needs of specific projects, it presents a secure contract document for the appointment of architects. Pack contains: - Conditions of Appointment for a Sub-consultant: for use by a consultant to appoint a sub-consultant to perform part of the consultant's services. Designed to create a fair balance of risk, it sets out the obligations of the parties - Fees and Expenses: optional, it can be used with any of the RIBA Agreements 2010 (2012 revision) - Notes: Part 1 Notes on Use and Completion; Part 2 Model Letter: the model letter is signed under hand as a simple contract.