4x4 Techno Architecture

4x4 Techno Architecture

by Elizabeth A. T. Smith
     
 

Techno Architecture examines the recent practice in architecture that has its roots in the early twentieth-century technological preoccupation with "machines for living." Elizabeth Smith suggests the ways in which four very different American practices use technology to bring structural expression to new heights, in some cases to invoke an almost nostalgic…  See more details below

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Techno Architecture examines the recent practice in architecture that has its roots in the early twentieth-century technological preoccupation with "machines for living." Elizabeth Smith suggests the ways in which four very different American practices use technology to bring structural expression to new heights, in some cases to invoke an almost nostalgic image of the machine (in contrast to today's slick digital imagery). Jones, Partners: Architecture (Los Angeles), RoTo (Los Angeles), TEN Arquitectos (Mexico City), and Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (New York) each approach the question of the machine and the application of technology with radically varying sensibilities. From Wes Jones's overt celebration of the mechanistic to Michael Rotondi and Clark Stevens's experimentation with Native American building traditions, from Enrique Norten's technological regionalism to Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller's sophisticated use of components from the aerospace industry, each architect's interpretation of technology results in unexpected and entirely novel buildings. As digital technologies begin to play an increasingly important role in architecture, Techno Architecture addresses the fundamental and timeless art and craft of building in the postmachine age. 320 illustrations, 108 in color.4 X 4: a new series on contemporary international architecture Each title includes:

* 4 concise architect profiles

* 16 influential projects

* reference section

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500282328
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Four by Four Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.50(d)

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