Pamphlet Architecture 25: Gravity

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For fifteen years, three architects—James Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi, and Terence van Elslander—from three different cities have held an ongoing collaboration, creating installations and other works of innovation and art about the act of building. Pamphlet Architecture 25: Gravity catalogs a cross section of their many works, from the portable toilets installed in the facade of New York's StoreFront for Art and Architecture to "Big Orbits," a giant solid and a giant void constructed from 4600 shipping palettes. ...

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Overview

For fifteen years, three architects—James Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi, and Terence van Elslander—from three different cities have held an ongoing collaboration, creating installations and other works of innovation and art about the act of building. Pamphlet Architecture 25: Gravity catalogs a cross section of their many works, from the portable toilets installed in the facade of New York's StoreFront for Art and Architecture to "Big Orbits," a giant solid and a giant void constructed from 4600 shipping palettes. Although strongly conceptual, their work reminds us that a primary function of architecture is to engage the public.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568984346
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: Pamphlet Architecture Ser. , #25
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,233,708
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Fly Survey
Constructing Essences 6
Still 8
Slice [still 1999]
Not-p 9
Car spin 16
9119 St. Cyril street
9119 St. Cyril 18
Editing detroit
Editing Detroit 24
Resistance 30
Displacement
Displacements 32
Big orbits 38
Slump 42
Hive [arch] 44
White collar
Stopstopstopstopstop 48
Excavation
Earthworm Casts 52
Catenary 56
Arch 58
Push/pull
Suck and Blow 60
Paper 68
Toilets 72
Gravity 76
About the Authors and Contributors 78
Acknowledgments and Credits 79
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