Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal

Pamphlet Architecture 21: Situation Normal

by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki
     
 

In this volume, the latest addition to the award-winning Pamphlet Architecture series, the authors examine common architectural forms (chairs, doors, and walls) and programs (a cinema, a health club, a skyscraper) in order to dissect and reconfigure them. In the process they create ten new projects that draw their power from an oscillation between the recognizable and… See more details below

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In this volume, the latest addition to the award-winning Pamphlet Architecture series, the authors examine common architectural forms (chairs, doors, and walls) and programs (a cinema, a health club, a skyscraper) in order to dissect and reconfigure them. In the process they create ten new projects that draw their power from an oscillation between the recognizable and the surreal. Cleverly undermining the conventions and norms of contemporary architectural design, the authors pose a direct challenge to the seemingly endless search for new styles, arguing instead that the greatest potential for architecture in the twenty-first century rests on an imaginative examination of what we take for granted. Designed by authors, Situation Normal... weaves together text, photographs, and drawings. An introductory essay establishes the theoretical and historical position of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568981543
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Pamphlet Architecture Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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