Contemporary Public Space: Un-Volumetric Architecture

Contemporary Public Space: Un-Volumetric Architecture

by Valerio Paolo Mosco
     
 

Critic James Wines notes, "The topic of this book, 'un-volumetric architecture' is the search for creative alternatives to the overly volumetric 'shape making' obsessions of international architecture today . . ." Here are over 50 important experimental contemporary designs for public spaces sited throughout the world-earthworks and surface design, canopies and

Overview

Critic James Wines notes, "The topic of this book, 'un-volumetric architecture' is the search for creative alternatives to the overly volumetric 'shape making' obsessions of international architecture today . . ." Here are over 50 important experimental contemporary designs for public spaces sited throughout the world-earthworks and surface design, canopies and shelters, and other forms of "micro-architecture." As a theory un-volumetric architecture attracted designers including the Acconci studio, Shigeru Ban, Eduard Bru, Manuel de Sola Morales, Isamo Nougichi, Toyo Ito, Wes Jones, Kengo Kuma, Torres & La Pena, Mary Miss, N! Studio, NL architects, Oma, Site, Italo Rota, Sauerbruch & Hutton, and Venturi Scott Brown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788876242731
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/11/2006
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 8.45(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Aldo Aymonino is Professor of Architectural Composition at the University of Venice and Visiting Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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