High-Rise Living

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High-rise buildings are some of the most technically innovative and aesthetically interesting architecture of recent years. They have also become some of the most desirable property available in cities throughout the world.

High Rise Living recounts the highlights of high-rise architecture from its genesis in "ideal socialist cities" to its contemporary ideal as a solution to environmental and world population housing issues. It features the work of such architectural ...

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Hardcover New High-rise architecture has provided some of the most technically innovative and aesthetically interesting buildings of recent years, despite its checkered-and ... often controversial-history. It has also become some of the most desirable property available in cities throughout the world. Andrew Weaving hands you the entrance keys to twenty-five different apartments-with-a-view in this rich collection of fabulous, spare photographs that capture unique views of these buildings and their highly livable interiors. High-rise Living features architecture and interior living spaces for high-rise condominiums and apartments in Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia, and the United States, divided in three categories: Classic, Now, and Future. An engaging introduction recounts the highlights of high-rise architecture from its genesis in ideal socialist cities to its contemporary ideal as a solution to environmental and world population housing issues, and covers the work of such architectural greats as Louis Read more Show Less

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High-rise buildings are some of the most technically innovative and aesthetically interesting architecture of recent years. They have also become some of the most desirable property available in cities throughout the world.

High Rise Living recounts the highlights of high-rise architecture from its genesis in "ideal socialist cities" to its contemporary ideal as a solution to environmental and world population housing issues. It features the work of such architectural greats as Louis Sullivan, Auguste Perret, Frank Lloyd Wright (yes, he did towers!), Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Erno Goldfinger, Bertrand Goldberg, I. M. Pei, the Archigram Group, Kisho Kurokawa, and others.

Author Andrew Weaving hands you the entrance keys to twenty-five different apartments-with-a-view in Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia, and the United States. This rich collection of photographs captures the unique views of these buildings and their stylish interiors. Featuring architecture and interior living spaces for high-rise condominiums and apartments, divided in three categories-Classic, Now, and Future-High-rise Living is a fresh look at modern, architecturally designed living spaces right in the heart of the city.

Andrew Weaving is an expert on twentieth century architecture and design. He owns Century, a shop selling twentieth-century furniture in Central London. He trained as an interior designer then took his decorating talent to the fashion world when he became the display director for Browns, the London store who introduced Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Giorgio Armani to the U.K. market.

He has written and styled many articles for Elle Decoration, Metropolitan Home, Decoration, and Modernism. He also coauthored Living with Mid-Century Design: Modern Retro and Living Modern.

Andrew divides his time between his London loft and his mid-century home in Florida.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781586854102
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/20/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Weaving is a true high-rise aficionado who lives in one himself in London's Canary Wharf.

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Arando Redesign

It's hard to believe that just eighteen months ago this Lake Shore Drive apartment was a late-'80s postmodern shrine to urbanism.

The present owner called in the designer/architect Mario Arando after seeing his work in Ikram, a store in Chicago. The store's decor is created of luxury materials such as mahogany, burnished bronze, and amber glass to complement the clothing it sells—high-end European fashions—and allow the merchandise to stand out. She wanted the apartment to recapture its original spirit.

The apartment was completely gutted; everything that was not of the original 1950s plan was removed. New internal walls were installed and new finishes were applied.

This nineteenth-floor apartment had been a three-bed/two-bath. With the removal of one wall, the living space now spreads across six window bays, giving, approximately, a thirty-foot spread of floor-to-ceiling glass.

When you first walk into this space, if you didn't already know you were in Chicago, it would be hard to guess where you were. The incredible view of the very blue Lake Michigan gives the appearance of living in a beach house in Malibu or somewhere like Sarasota. But then you look down and you realize you are on a busy highway. This brings you back to reality. A corner apartment, it has views from the peaceful endless blue to the upfront architecture just out of the window.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Classical High-Rise

The Barbican, London

Blues Point Tower, Sydney

Unité d'Habitation, Marseille

Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota, Florida

Highpoint II, London

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo

Marina City, Chicago

Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago

Commonwealth Plaza, Chicago

High-Rise Now

Arcand Residence, Vancouver

Waterfront / Bond Suite, Hong Kong

Hoffman Residence, Vancouver

Mulling Residence, New York

Ross Residence, New York

DeFouw Residence, New York

Hastreiter Residence, New York

Arando Redesign, Chicago

The Montevetro, London

Pettigrew / Wohl Residence, Chicago

Andrews Residence, London

Brennan / Schedler Residence, Chicago

High-Rise Future

Bluebase.MAS, London

Eco Tower, London

Skyhouse, London

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