Architecture Now!, Volume 1

By Philip Jodidio

[This booklet is trilingual, all textual content is in English, German, and French.]

This name explores modern structure, together with up to date initiatives and newbies to the architectural scene.

More than ever earlier than, structure before everything of the twenty first century is altering and evolving at lightning pace. Appropriated, chewed up, mulled over, digested, pondered, and contorted - collecting up alongside the best way type, ecology, politics, and paintings - architectural thoughts turn into veritable issues unto themselves within the current annoying. As astoundingly varied as modern structure is, most significantly it's a mirrored image of what's taking place at once worldwide, in people's minds and within the international collective consciousness.

The many faces of global structure this present day make for a mind-expanding ebook. the following you'll locate the newest paintings of over 60 architects and companies, together with accepted names reminiscent of O. Gehry, Meier, Ando, Foster, and Starck, in addition to a bunch of beginners bound to be the architecture-celebrities of destiny generations. Highlights contain Jakob & MacFarlane's morphological eating place on the Centre Georges Pompidou, Diller & Scofidio's "Blur Building" notion for the foreign Expo 2001 in Switzerland (an ovular constitution suspended over a lake, encapsulated by way of a superb mist of water, growing the glance of a cloud soaring over the lake), and Herzog & de Meuron's awesome Tate smooth. Proving that modern structure isn't really restricted to actual development layout, ny company Asymptote's Guggenheim digital Museum can be incorporated, a spot the place viewers can take a cyber-stroll via rooms which are designed to be "compelling spatial environments." awarded alphabetically via architect or company, structure Now! can be utilized like a reference consultant, with huge images and illustrations, biographical and phone info for designers, and a cautious collection of today's so much influential architects

Philip Jodidio studied artwork historical past and economics at Harvard college, and was once editor-in-chief of the major French artwork magazine Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. He has released a variety of articles and books on modern structure, together with TASCHEN's structure Now! sequence, construction a brand new Millennium, and monographs Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Alvaro Siza.

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