Beyond the fundamental notion of shelter, what defines a house? The broad-ranging selection of extraordinary dwellings in the Architecture Now! Houses series shows the concept to be infinitely malleable: one house seems to hover above the ground, another is embedded in it; some have stark minimal lines, others have tropical gardens; some are palatial, others monastic - all of them displaying remarkable structural and aesthetic mastery. From postmodern castles to hi-tech cabins, the Architecture Now! Houses series is a connoisseurs choice of the worlds most remarkable new houses.Architecture Now! Houses 2 features architects and practices including:Amarterrance, Arkpabi, Eduardo Arroyo - No.MAD Arquitectos, Atelier Bow-Wow, Bellemo & Cat, Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura, Alberto Campo Baeza, Casey Brown, Padraic Cassidy, Celula Arquitectura, Jose Cruz Ovalle, dRMM, dRN Architects, Thomas Fabrinsky, Fearon Hay, Carlos Ferrater, Float, FOVEA, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Alexander Gorlin, Jorge Gracia Garcia, Graft, Hangar Design Group, HHF, Jun Igarashi, Yosuke Inoue, Toyo Ito, Michael Jantzen, Johnston Marklee, Rick Joy, Stephen Kanner, Taiji Kawano, KWK PROMES, Jurgen Mayer H., McBride Charles Ryan, Richard Meier, Joeb Moore, Olson Kundig, Palerm & Tabares de Nava, Sara Pellegrini, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Arquitectos, Powerhouse Company, PRODUCTORA, RCR Arquitectes, Rocha Tombal, Todd Saunders, Hartwig N. Schneider, Schwartz/Silver, SeARCH & CMA, Robert Stone, Studio Pei Zhu, Makiko Tsukada, Ulloa + Ding, WM + Associates, Kyu Sung Woo
It might surprise some to hear that Spain has a vibrant culture of contemporary architecture. Delayed by the Spanish Civil War and the ensuing dictatorship under Franco, the emergence of modernity in Spain may have been late in coming, but todays young architects are making up for lost time in a spectacular way. Original personalities like Cesar Manrique Cabrera marked a move toward the modern in the 1960s, while Richard Bofills innovative work in the 70s helped bring Spanish architecture to the world stage. In the 1990s, architects such as Rafael Moneo and Santiago Calatrava began to create the look of contemporary architecture in Spain as we know it today. From a modern interpretation of a bullring to cutting-edge green architecture, the book covers a dizzying variety of architectural innovation. Architects featured: Abalos & Herreros, Eduardo Arroyo, Santiago Calatrava, Alberto Campo Baeza, Santiago Cirugeda, EMTB - Miralles Tagliabue, Anton Garcia-Abril, Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys, Josep Llinas, Francisco Mangado, Mansilla + Tunon, Menis Arquitectos, Rafael Moneo, Nieto Sobejano, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectes, RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes, Selgas Cano TASCHENs new architecture series brings a unique perspective to world architecture, highlighting architectural trends by country. Each book features 15 to 20 architects-from the firmly established to the up-and-coming-with the focus on how they have contributed to very recent architecture in the chosen nation. Entries include contact information and short biographies in addition to copiously illustrated descriptions of the architects or firms most significant recent projects. Crossing the globe from country to country, this new series celebrates the richly hued architectural personality of each nation featured. Издание на английском, немецком и французском языках.
An up-to-the-minute reference work of contemporary architecture. This sixth installment of Architecture Now! features buildings ranging from Fujimori’s tiny (6.07 sq meters) Teahouse Tetsu to Foster’s gigantic Crystal Island in Moscow (1.1 million sq meters), providing an arching overview of todays architecture, from traditional to radically avant-garde. What is the zeitgeist, and whither architecture in this new century? Architecture Now! 6 is the reference for whats happening now and whats to come. Easy-to-navigate illustrated A–Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and websites. Featured architects/firms/artists: 3deluxe, 3LHD Architects, Adjaye/Associates, Ai Wei Wei/FAKE Design, Tadao Ando, Alejandro Aravena, ARGE Grazioli Krischanitz, Shigeru Ban, Barkow Leibinger, Bernardes + Jacobsen, Olafur Eliasson, KSP Engel und Zimmermann, FAM Arquitectura, Foster and Partners, Terunobu Fujimori, Massimiliano Fuksas, Anton Garcia-Abril, Dionisio Gonzalez, Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick Studio, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Holzer Kobler, Junya Ishigami, Toyo Ito, Jakob+MacFarlane, Carlos Jimenez, Kengo Kuma, Lassila Hirvilammi, Daniel Libeskind, LIN Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi, MIII Architecten, MADA s.p.a.m., Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Corinna Menn, Merkx+Girod Architecten, Jose Rafael Moneo, Morphosis, MvRdV, Manfredi Nicoletti, Valerio Olgiati, Studio Pei-Zhu, Renzo Piano, PTW Architects, Studio Arne Quinze, RCR Arquitectes, Rojkind Arquitectos, Marc Rolinet, Hans-Jorg Ruch, SANAA/Sejima + Nishizawa, Thomas Schutte, Scope Cleaver, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Snohetta, Tonkin Liu, Bernard Tschumi, UNStudio, URBANUS, Pekka Vapaavuori, Various Architects, Wandel Hoefer Lorch, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Riken Yamamoto, Peter Zumthor About the author: Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHENs Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture. Издание на английском, немецком и французском языках.