New Transport Architecture: Travel Hubs in the 21st Century

New Transport Architecture: Travel Hubs in the 21st Century

by Will Jones
     
 

Efficient transportation is key to both economic prosperity and quality of life in the 21st century. Here are 35 of today's best design solutions-from Philadelphia International Airport to the Fulton Street interchange in New York's subway system, from an innovative U.S. border station to Yokohama's futuristic ferry terminal. These copiously illustrated case studies,… See more details below

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Efficient transportation is key to both economic prosperity and quality of life in the 21st century. Here are 35 of today's best design solutions-from Philadelphia International Airport to the Fulton Street interchange in New York's subway system, from an innovative U.S. border station to Yokohama's futuristic ferry terminal. These copiously illustrated case studies, together with essays exploring the larger architectural issues, are must reading for everyone concerned with building a more livable future.

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Library Journal

The last couple of decades have seen new or renovated museums, libraries, and concert halls figuring prominently as "statement architecture," attention-grabbing buildings showcasing the unleashed creativity of today's top architects. Architecture journalist Jones (The New Modern House) rightly identifies structures associated with travel as also among those experiencing a contemporary renaissance. Jones assembles some 35 nicely illustrated case studies grouped by transportation mode: air, road, water, and rail. Most of these eye-popping designs--e.g., for airports, parking garages, ferry and rail terminals--are in Europe and Asia; many of them push building technology and contemporary aesthetics to the limit. Architects range from international superstar Zaha Hadid to lower-profile regional and local firms. Jones's text tends toward the perfunctory but is augmented by five topical essays by experts in various transportation and building fields. No similar survey covering the gamut of transportation architecture has appeared in ten years; this one will serve professional and academic collections seeking to fill that gap.
—David Soltesz

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ISBN-13:
9781845332181
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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