High-Rise Living

High-Rise Living

by Andrew Weaving
     
 

$39.95
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

Overview

$39.95
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586854102
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/20/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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.

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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